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why do so many people get mislead or misinterpreted answers to Wicca/ Paganisim?
example. it's not a religion it's older than that because religion is man made the craft has been here long before man. aka.the star, what about true worship, spells and incantations, the differance between the Pentical and pentigram etc. etc. I would be glad to answer any question's regaurding this and be happy to aswer the aswer's as well.
- WitchyLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Because Wicca is a specific religion founded by Gerald Gardner.
Neo-paganism is any various religious movements arising chiefly in the United Kingdom and the United States in the late 20th century that combine worship of pagan nature deities, particularly of the earth, with benign witchcraft. [but not all neo-pagan paths practice witchcraft]
(American Heritage Dictionary)
Paganism is a practice that is not Christian, Muslim, or Jewish, especially the practice of a polytheistic religion in antiquity. There isn't any known founding of paganism, although it is safe to say that all religious practices before Judaism (which is the oldest of the three religions) were "pagan".
"The Craft" is an abbreviation for witchcraft. Like "paganism" (and unlike Wicca and neo-paganism) there isn't any beginning date of when it started. Witchcraft is not a religion, it is a practice which may or may not be embraced within a religion. The worship of deities is not necessary to the practice of witchcraft. There are many different systems of witchcraft from all over the world.
- AmyBLv 61 decade ago
If you can't even spell Pentacle, how are people supposed to take you seriously as a source of credible information.
Wicca isn't thousands of years old. WitchCraft might be, but the religion of Wicca can be proven only as far back as the early 20's.
Do the Pagans and Wiccans on here a favor and stop trying to enlighten people, since you obviously have no Idea what you're talking about.Source(s): 13 year Wiccan
- Anonymous5 years ago
Paganism is not an off-shoot of Christianity. Yes, there is a history between the two religions but Paganism as it is practiced today has nothing to do with Christianity. In Paganism, followers are encouraged to explore deity from many different pantheons. There have been Pagans who have found comfort in working with some Christian deities such as Christ and the Virgin Mary. For some more perspectives on this topic, follow the links below. Good luck on your search.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
How does one come up with a definitive answer about a class of vaguely defined beliefs that stretches wider with each person that claims they practice Wicca? Exactly who is "THE" definitive authority on what does and does not constitute Wicca and on what basis is that authority claimed since no religion is based on objective truth? As for Paganism, this term is used generally to refer to a whole plethora of religions that are primarily defined "Pagan" because they are not "Christian" and have fallen out of common practice. So exactly who is the authority on what does and does not constitute Paganism? It's not like the Druids, the Odin worshipers and others left us their holy books. "The Craft", like all religions, had its roots in animism, and still does, unlike most religions who long since figured out sympathetic magic is nonsense and ritual magic doesn't produce results. But I suppose it's fun trying or people wouldn't still be wasting their time on it, but like role playing computer games, it affects nothing in the real world except the person playing it. It's like buying a Lotto ticket. In millions of attempts someone randomly gets a good result and it makes everyone else keep trying.
- djmantxLv 71 decade ago
a nature-based religion, the Wiccan faith is founded on respect for the earth, nature and the cycle of the seasons.
A "yule tree," which looks identical to a Christmas tree, sits in a corner of the 100-year-old red dairy barn Fox has converted into an office, meeting room and spiritual center.
"We worship the divine and we do that by recognizing that the divine permeates all of life," Fox said.
The highest profile fight in Wiccans' struggle for recognition is with the federal government over its refusal to allow pentacles on grave markers issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs.Source(s): Seems like there is an arguement between you and yours they call it religion. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061221/ap_on_re_us/wi... I understand completely. many are duped by Satan you are not the first nor will you be the last not to understand your religion.
- King RaoLv 41 decade ago
If it not one's own beliefs, ideas become abstract and ridiculous. Then half truths and vague answers mate with stories and fantasy to yield confusion.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
What is Wicca and what is Paganism?
- VoodoidLv 71 decade ago
- 1 decade ago
Please stop worshipping your false gods and come to Jesus.