Question of the Day
This has been a hot-button issue and a very sensitive topic in The Craft for centuries. What am I talking about? I will tell you, Christians becoming Witches. I want to know your opinion on Christians becoming Witches? Do you think it is possible? Do you think they should be allowed to? Do you believe in Christian Wicca?
I will give you my opinion on the matter at the end of today’s posts. But I want to hear from you first. Did I just open up a can of worms or what?
Well I guess I must have opened a can of worms then, perhaps I should take them and go fishing now, lol! I have had one person give us their opinion on this matter. I sincerely appreciate that person doing so. I wish more of you would open up. There is never a wrong answer to any questions, it is your opinion. I want to hear from you, start a discussion. I don’t bite or at least I don’t think I do.
Enough with that, I promised I would give my opinion on the matter later and now is later. First off, this has been a very highly debated subject in The Craft and Paganism for centuries. Let me clarify something real quick so you can understand where I am coming from. As most of you know and I know our new members don’t, I grew up in a half and half house. What do I mean by that? My mother was a witch and my father was a Baptist. We practiced witchcraft every day of the week except on Sundays and then we got up and went to church. I was very fortunate to have a head strong mother who made my father give me the opportunity to pick which Path or Religion, I wanted to follow. Of course, you know it was Witchcraft. Since being raised in a household like that, I have become interested in various other religions and have studied them. I am a very open minded witch and I proudly call myself a witch. Now that you understand my background, let’s proceed with the questions….
First question I asked: I want to know your opinion on Christians becoming Witches? This is a sensitive subject especially with this group. We have Priests, Preachers, Baptists, Christians, Catholics and every other Religion you can imagine with us. They all wrote me and asked if it would be alright for them to join our site. My answer was an immediate, “yes!” They wanted to learn about us and I was delighted they wanted to do so. So what I am getting ready to say, I don’t want to offend anyone at all, please understand that. As far as Christians becoming Witches, I do think it is possible. I can see several comparisons that can be made between Christianity and Paganism/Witchcraft. Christians have the three head God forms and so do we. The only difference is our is female dominated. whereas the Christians is male dominated. I know the Catholic religion has so many rituals and similarities to Paganism/Witchcraft it is unbelievable. But then you have to think back to the 1600’s when the Catholic church and Pope condemned Paganism and stole everything they could from us. But all in all, I can see a Christian becoming a witch. I can speak from experience, I use to mentor new comers to the Craft and most of them were Christians. I told them about the similarities between the two religions and they saw them also. Then we got to the part about Hell. I know when I would go to church on Sundays, the preacher preached none stop, hell-fire and brimstone. When it came to these students concern on Hell, I told them it had been beat into their heads and it had been. I know I went to a Baptist church. I believe they use Hell as a reason to keep the members in check. “Don’t you dare wander from this Religion or else you will go to Hell.” Most of my students were amazed when I told them, that our Religion didn’t even have the word Hell in it. Next question would be, how are you sure we will go to a good place when we die. My answer, “Out of all the religions on the planet you cannot tell me or make me believe their is only one right religion. All of the religions speak of an almighty Being or the Divine. These Divine Beings are suppose to be merciful and forgiving. I believe if you live a moral and ethic life that no matter who is at the end of our Journey they will let us in that good place you are referring too.” Some of them, this soothed their fears. Others it did not. The Christian dogma was beaten and drilled into their heads to deep. I believe if a Christian can get pass the dogma that has been drilled into them for years and years, yes, they can become a witch. It won’t be easy for them but they can do it. I know several who have.
Next questions: Do you think they should be allowed to? Do you believe in Christian Wicca? First part, should they be allowed too, yes. If they want to become witches then I believe we should help them in any way we can. Now for the slammer, do you believe in Christian Wicca? I have been around a lot of witches who say it is bull****, (you get the idea). I guess I am as hard headed as my mother. I like to think things out on my own and form my own conclusions. While the other witches were bashing the idea of Christian Wicca, I was thinking, hmm! At first some of the other witches swayed me in their direction till I stopped and thought it out. I came to the conclusion that yes, there is Christian Wicca. As you know I get on my soapbox when it comes to the Burning Times. But I thought back to that time. As you recall, the Catholic Church condemned Paganism and those who didn’t convert, all their property was seized and they were put to death. As you know for our Religion to survive most of our ancestors when underground to preserve it for future generations to come. I believe that not all of those witches went underground. I believe some of them turned to the Catholic faith as a way of preventing them from having all their property seized and then put to death. I believe that they did go to mass on Sundays and pretend to be good members of the Catholic Religion. But they also went underground as well, to maintain their Witchcraft Religion. It does make sense and if you have any doubts then answer me this, who taught the Catholics all the rituals and rites that they have that came from us? Ever wondered about that one. I think I know, those witches who supposedly converted to the Catholic Faith. Some might call my theory crazy as hell but stop and think about it. It does make sense. Some of those Pagans back in the day had to pretend to convert because everyone was a Pagan till the Catholic church came along. If they hadn’t pretended to convert then the Catholic church would not had member one. I can’t imagine what a life they must have lived. I remember the commandments of the Church, their teachings, everything and how you could fit it together with Witchcraft is beyond me. But I sincerely believe their is Christian Wicca. I believe some how they combined the two Religions together and survived the Burning TImes.
Don’t get me wrong on what I am getting ready to say…but I think back to the Burning Times and all the horror that was inflicted on our ancestors. Most of mine were burned at the stake in Ireland for being witches. I wonder how on earth could you be tied to a stake and then look at a person you know who is a witch and they have converted (or supposedly converted). How could you? What would you be feeling? Better yet, what would the person standing there watching you getting ready to be burned alive? How could they live with themselves? Never really given it much thought till now but it does bring a tear to my eye. Thinking one of my ancestors was burnt alive while a so called convert watched. Who knows, I know I never will. All I have is the pain and agony of thinking about my ancestors being burned alive or hung. I had an aunt in 1950 that was hung behind the flood wall here for being a witch. I know for a fact that none of my family members or fellow witches were there. When they went to drag her off, there was one hell of a fight. Some were beat almost to death and others were jailed but they did not stand idly by while she was hung.
Since I have got way off track, as usual, let’s see if I can get back on track now. As far as Christian Wicca existing, yes it does. There are Christian Wicca groups and sites all over the United States and on the internet. How they combine the two Religions is beyond me. I think of the Ten Commandments and what they say. One in particular, “thou shalt have no other Gods.” There is too many conflicts in trying to combine the two Religions together. I know most witches shun these groups and I can understand why. But I am a very opened minded witch and accepting of all religions. We have to be accepting of all Religions if we want other Religions to accept us. We have demonized way too long and it is time to put an end to that. By learning about other Religions and letting them learn about us, we put an end to those old myths and stereotypes.
Now you have heard my opinion, what do you think? I would like to know what you think seriously. I am open to a nice healthy debate, gee people, come on, let me know what you think, please. Oh, I remember I am down on my hands and knees begging you(hey it worked last time, lol!). Seriously, got an opinion on what I said let’s hear it. Or the next time, I will really go off topic and ask you about the Confederate flag and the controversy surrounding it!
Have a very blessed evening, my sweets,