Merry meet all! I was hoping that someone here could give me insight on a little problem I have. You see, I am a practicing Neo-pagan and am part of my family coven. All of my friends know this and have accepted it. Now...recently a friend of mine has become obsessed with the "gothic" subculture and has come out and said that he is ALSO wiccan/neo-pagan. When I asked him about his views, they were NOT wiccan.
Now, I know the religion doesn't have a set of rules (aside from the reed) and that each person or coven worships differently, but his views were SATANIC! He was telling me about how he believes Satan is the ultimate god, and how he has racrifical ceremonies that involve the killing of animals. He then went on to tell many of our mutual friends about his practices. Again,I think it's alright to practice what you believe in, but I DON'T think it's alright for him to call it WICCA. I think it gives those of us are peaceful wiccans a bad name. Should I confront him and tell him that what is he practices isn't wiccan? Or am I wrong and that, even though it has nothing to do with the gods, godesses or elemental forces it is still a form of Wicca and I should shame myself for not thinking of him as a wiccan. Please help! Thanks!