Merry Meet everyone, how are you this evening?
My question revolves around being Wiccan, and hiding. I have been told by a few witches that this is not okay to do, but why? I am 17, and have been learning about Witchcraft in general since I was 12. I have only discovered Wicca in late November of last year. When I was 13-14 my mom made it very clear to me that Witchcraft is a sin and won't be discussed again. My family is Christian. But, obviously, I still am learning and studying it. I believe I should be able to choose what my religion is, regardless if I'm not 18 yet. As for my question, I am wondering if hiding is alright to do. Personally I believe religion should be something that you practice or do, to be personal. So I don't feel the need to ever speak of it to anyone or involve others. Unless they are wiccans, witches, or open people like for say, my current boyfriend. I am not ashamed of my religion, nor will I be afraid to speak about my religion if it is asked. But in the mean time, or maybe forever. It is okay, to be in the Broom Closet?
Wiccan in hiding, wrong?