i was watching something on tv and it occured to me that some people think wicca is a form of satanism. i know, its stupid but soooo many people are clueless! why do some people associate it with black magic?
Uneducated, for Wiccans it is up to us to educate, and inform everyone, including the media. Check out the network, make calls in protest if something is blantently untrue. You will be surprized how much power we all have.
I believe that alot of it comes from the idea that only one belief can be totally correct.
If somebody else is allowed a belief, and it disagrees with anothers belief, they attempt to change the other because each sees the other as being "wrong".
I think alot of people just see it as something dangerous, and because its not part of what they accept as good and proper it is shunned.
Re: wicca misunderstood? By: Brysing Moderator / Adept
Post # 4 Jan 07, 2011
Witchcraft has long been condemned as "satanist"; by Jewish scriptures, and even more so by Christianity. Even now, most witches would say they were "Pagan". Because so many people have been taught to associate witches with the Christian "devil", the "fallen angel" Lucifer.They talk of "black" magic, and white magic.
We know this to be utter nonsense; but it is very hard to convince people steeped in thousands of years of lies. But, as rilke says, we have power. Use it!