Wicca is a religion, just like Christianity. And all religions have a God or Deity. I was reading a Wicca guide that a friend had bought for me for my birthday, called, "Wicca : A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner," by Scott Cunningham, and this book really opened my eyes and enlightened me to what Wicca really held true, until I started comparing Christianity to Wicca. Now I was raised Christian all my life, but I was never against Wicca. Ever. Other Catholics thought otherwise, they all thought Wicca had something to do with the devil, through the ways of magick. Or so that's what I remember being told and taught as a child.
I also go to a unique non traditional school, and we're always constantly meditating and visualizing, not to mention we go through with some complicated life lessons and lectures on the meaning of life and stuff along those lines.
Here's what I noticed, and the book my amazing friend purchased for me helped conclude what I'm about to say, this exact passage in particular :
" Catholic Priests use 'magic' to transform a piece of bread into the body of a long-deceased 'savior.' Prayer, a common tool in many religions - is simply a form of concentration and communication with deity. If the concentration is extended, energies are sent out with the thoughts that may in time make the prayer come true. Prayer is a form of religious magic. "
Now, I am a religious amateur, I've never been one to have much religious interest, but why was I never informed about this as a child? I'm sure the answer to this is simple, but do they realize that, while It's been said that Wicca is a dark path, that they practice magick through prayer themselves to communicate to their God? Do they not realize? Are their views different from what I am saying?
If what I'm saying is true, then would that not make Christianity appear purely hypocritical?
What do we know to be true?
How do we know what we know?
It's a contradiction. My head hurts.
Please don't be mean to me, I'm just curious is all.