In the past week, I have gotten four messages makeing fun of Christian witches and mocking my coven. Let me share my response to all of them so you can all learn why christians practicing witchcraft isn't so contradictory.
I highly recommend you read the whole link. Gerald Gardner, the founder of Wicca plagarised everything from the hermetic order of the golden dawn. He was an inituate himself. Every prayer in the Alexandrian book of shadows is stolen from the key of Solomon. The watchtower system was taken from a branch of high magic known as enochian magic. The ranking system is taking from the Golden dawn. Let me give you an example. In the key of Solomon, you bless salt by saying
The Blessing of the Father Almighty be upon this Creature of Salt, and let all malignity and hindrance be cast forth hence from, and let all good enter herein, for without Thee man cannot live, wherefore I bless thee and invoke thee, that thou mayest aid me.
In the Alexandrian book of shadows,
Blessing be upon this creature of salt, let all malignity and hindrance be cast forth thence from, and let all good enter therein. Wherefore I bless thee and invoke thee, that thou mayest aid me, in the names of Cernunnos and Isis!
Wicca is nothing more than a paganised varient of Solomonic magic.
In the Alexandrian book of shadows, you bless an athame by saying
I conjure thee, O Athame, by these names: Abrahach, Abrach, Abracadabra, that thou servest me for a strength and defence in all magical operations against mine enemies, visible and invisible. I conjure thee anew by the Holy Name Isis and the Holy Name Cernunnos, I conjure thee O Athame that thou servest me for a protection in all adversities, so aide me now!
I conjure thee O Athame of steel, by the Great Gods and Gentle Goddesses, by the virtue of the Heavens, of the stars, and of the spirits that preside over them, that thou mayest receive such virtue that I may obtain the end that I desire in all things where I shall use thee, by the power of Isis and Cernunnos!
In the key of Solomon
I conjure thee, O Sword, by these Names, ABRAHACH, ABRACH, ABRACADABRA, YODHE VAU HE, that thou serve me for a strength and defence in all Magical Operations, against all mine Enemies, visible and invisible.
I conjure thee anew by the Holy and Indivisible Name of EL strong and wonderful; by the Name SHADDAI Almighty; and by these Names QADOSCH, QADOSCH, QADOSCH, ADONAI ELOHIM TZABAOTH, EMANUEL, the First and the Last, Wisdom, Way, Life, Truth, Chief, Speech, Word, Splendour, Light, Sun, Fountain, Glory, the Stone of the Wise, Virtue, Shepherd, Priest, Messiach Immortal; by these Names then, and by the other Names, I conjure thee, O Sword, that thou servest me for a Protection in all adversities. Amen.