Yes yes. I agree. Christians are misguided about witchcraft. But I should also say that from all iv ever seen of Wiccans, they're just as misguided about Christianity. Two religions preacher tolerance who are, for the most part, anything but. Just some food for thought.
By: AwakeTooLong / Knowledgeable Nov 03, 2010
Post # 2
That is the problem with generalizations. They generally make speech easier, and therefore appeal to the lazy (all of us- mankind always seeks the shortest, easiest route). However, they are then misunderstood and result in a deeper misunderstanding that generally turns into bigotry and further laziness and ignorance.
Study history. Know the truth about intolerance within your own faith as well as others. And above all else... Realize that what has already happened cannot be changed, though you can take steps to attempt to create a more positive tomorrow.
"Only you can prevent forest fires!"
Yeah. That last bit was because I felt too much like a cliche public service announcement. Or Captain Planet.
my self im a spritcail satanist i my self have lil problem with the christion faith to each his own as for history its a simple fact history is written by the winners the ones of power at the time as there is some other but that is what most people see they dont dig to much in to it but this is one thing i can came to learn most every one wants the same thing peace and love and one other thing power not all want power but the eight for power and not see we all want the same thing just have are own was to it cause most the problems and yes people do in about the wrong way of doing thing that is way we have laws to keep the peace
By: Brysing Moderator / Adept Nov 06, 2010
Post # 7
We should not condemn any faith/belief.I was brought up as a Catholic, and became disillusioned by the age of around fifteen. But I do not condemn the Catholic Church, most Catholics do follow the teachings of Jesus, and that isn't a bad thing. Other faiths also have their good points. I studied all the main religions for many years, and all were of a "sameness". Which is why I came to witchcraft. Although all religions teach "goodness and peace", they "control" by the carrot and stick syndrome. Do what we say and you will reach paradise, do not do what we say and you will be punished. That is not for me! But many people want it that way, and they have the right to worship as they wish.
By: Brysing Moderator / Adept Nov 08, 2010
Post # 10
I didn't say "all Catholics". I said most. Perhaps it is not possible to exactly follow the teachings of Jesus, but many do try.
To be "charitable" to "love your neighbours" (And that means other nations, not just the man next door!). But, like all the main religions, there have been periods when hatred reigned supreme; believe what we believe or we will kill you! Then, once the religion has "taken hold", the believers calm down somewhat. Each of the main religions would like the entire world population to "believe". That goes for Catholic and all the Christian offshoots; Islam;et al. But there is one "belief" that has no wish to kill anybody. Witchcraft!