What Brysing means, is that "Wicca" is it's own religion. "Witchcraft" however, is more of a practice.
It is possible to be a christian witch, or a atheist witch, or anything despite religion/no religion.
Re: magic and religion By: Brysing Moderator / Adept Jan 24, 2013
Post # 6
I don't think Wicca was ever against Christianity. Just a different belief.
Wicca is, very loosely, based on some of the old traditions of witchcraft. It was formulated as a religion by Gerald Gardner in an attempt to have some form of witchcraft made legal in Britain. He, together with others, succeeded when the practise of witchcraft became legal in 1951.
Wicca is a very new religion; but it is a religion; not strictly witchcraft.
Re: magic and religion By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Jan 24, 2013
Post # 8
I don't think it would be correct to say that "Wicca is the religious form of magic". Wicca is a religion, that is true. And Wiccans engage in the practice of magic and witchcraft...that is also true. But there are other religions which also engage in the practice of magic.
It also isn't that Wiccans are "against Christianity", it is simply that Wiccans and Christians hold different views on the nature of the Divine, etc. Wiccans are no more against Christianity than Buddhists or Hindus are against Christianity. All are religions with particular beliefs that differ one from the other.