Re: God of Christianity By: CatPhoenix Jan 23, 2014
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Isn't it in the Christian belief that God is always watching you and with you? Because if that's true, I don't really think he needs much summoning. You can call him to your circle if you like, as in that's probably what Christian Wiccans do. I don't really know though as I am not one. Though if this isn't enough it might help to message maybe the High Priestess or Priest of the online coven on here called Christian Wiccans, and maybe they would be willing to share their views on the subject.
Re: God of Christianity By: thorleifc / Novice Jan 23, 2014
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yes, in a sense
Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christians believe that God is invoked at the beginning of mass and then especially at the moment of transubstantiation when the bread and wine is changed into Jesus Christ himself.
Protestant denominations also hold that the Holy Spirit, part of the triune God is called down for their services and can be present in different manifestations.
But this is not evocation, or the holding of God within a confined space say the way you would evoke a goetic into a triangle and dark mirror
The theology is that God's love is always there to be called down upon.
Re: God of Christianity By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Jan 23, 2014
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As I pointed out in my earlier response to your post about summoning Gods, that is not something that you would do to a divine being. To summon is to basically demand that they be present, and that is just plain rude and unlikely to get the response you are looking for. You can invite any deity to come to you and when you are through with your working you should also thank them for having listened to you and aided you. But summoning? Not so much.
Re: God of Christianity By: Brysing Moderator / Adept Jan 23, 2014
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I was brought up a Catholic, and any Catholic will tell you of the little red light at the side of the altar; in every Catholic church all over the world.
That little red light tells you that "God is ever present on the altar" in the Tabernacle.
Re: God of Christianity By: thorleifc / Novice Jan 24, 2014
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You are right about the light of the tabernacle. Within the tabernacle is the living God in the form of the Eucharist.
The most divine invocation of God. Eucharistic adoration is founded upon this. The beauty of the crucifix, Jesus in his most human moment, and the eucharist, Jesus in his most divine form presents the most beautiful of juxtapositions for the practicing Catholic.
Much respect Brysing.
Id rather not call religions opposing. There are ways to syncretise religious beliefs and practices. Wicca and Christianity are not necessarily mutually exclusive, much less opposing. Syncretism goes both ways.
Too much death and hatred from the concept of "opposing" religions imho.
Re: God of Christianity By: CatPhoenix Jan 24, 2014
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Just to clear things up, I was referring to Christian Wiccans as the people who identify themselves as Christian Wiccans, because there are people who do, and very many of them are on this site, they even have their own online coven. Though I do not necessarily believe in my opinion that the paths correlate well together, if someone else feels as though it seems right to them I do not feel like I should be one to judge what belief is right and wrong, or what beliefs should have to go together as I have had some very infuriating battles with people over this and do not wish that upon anyone. I feel that if they are serious about it, we should just let them do their thing. :)