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Why do wiccans go on and on about not being Satanists...?
When they know good and well that Muslims and Christians label everything outside of their respective religions as "of the Devil". You know how to put things in context, and you realize that by a Christian or Muslim view, you aren't in allegiance to their god and that means to them that you're under Satan's sway. Beyond your lack of belief in Jehovah/Allah, your beliefs don't even enter into the equation.
Rather than explaining affirmatively what you do believe (which would appeal to genuine seekers and those with open minds), why do you choose to go on the defensive and define yourself through what you are not (which compels you to define yourself by terms set by your accusers)? Have you ever convinced a sincere evangelical Christian or a believing Muslim that you were, in fact, a child of the Divine and on a path of spiritual growth equally valid to their own? Why waste your breathe justifying yourself to them or getting apoplectic because they think you're a devil worshipper
My point is simply that the mob will never change its mind no matter how many times you repeat your mantra. Belief in anything other than Jehovah is Satanic by Christian/Muslim standards. Just because you repeat it over and over and over again doesn't change those standards, and it's silly to get freaked out and mad over it. It's even sillier to expect that to change. If you want to practice your beliefs freely, you're not going to remove the negative attention by repeating your religion and Satanism in the same sentence over and over again trying to convince people who will never listen. You will get it by appealing to the open minded majority with openness and fairly reasonable explanations of your spiritual concepts.
- WitchyLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
I've noticed this too. But it seems that the newer the person to the religion, the more likely it is that they will spend more time on what they don't believe rather than what they believe. After someone has been around several years, this type of conversation is much less likely to happen. Also, I've noticed that the likelihood of Christian-bashing seems to get less the longer that one practices. In some cases I think it is because changing religions is a major life decision, and it takes time to fully resolve all of the issues that arise from that choice.
I agree that a positive attitude and discussions about beliefs (rather than disbeliefs) are much better. I'll admit that I get bored with the "I don't believe in..." discussions and my attentions wander until something positive is said. Then again, I've never practiced Christianity, so my attitudes about how my beliefs differ from it have never been much of an issue.
- 1 decade ago
It is for the same reasons people other religions do. People of all religions want to put on a good front and justify it. It's the natural thing to do for religious people. All knowledge ultimately leads to self knowledge. Regardless of where it comes from. Where there is knowledge, theres conflict. Especially within a particular brand of religion or denomination. This also includes the exclusive groups, the off-shoots or private sectors, non-denominational included. There is no need for you fellow Wiccans to justify yourselves. That goes for all other faiths incuding Christians, Jews, Muslims etc. The argument will always end up where the judge and the advocate are the same person. Let Go. Move On. The ignorant will laugh, the wise will understand. Be your self. Remember that man/woman, the creative individual, is always more important than any established system, style or religion. Walk on......Source(s): Find out for your self
- KallanLv 71 decade ago
Well, we could ask the same question in a different forum.. why do christians go on and on about not being pagan when the jews say they are because they worship three gods?
Believe me, I get your point... but, my experience has been that wiccans don't go on and on about how they aren't devil worshippers.. they not only state that but they also educate as to what they do believe.
Educating people is difficult, after years of the misinformation campaign started by the Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger, as well as mistranslations and twisted interpretations of their own biblical texts.
People fear what they do not understand. What they fear, they attempt to destroy.
I applaud those who try to educate others as to what they believe in an attempt to bring about acceptance and understanding.
Will wiccans (and I'll throw pagans in there too because it applies as well) ever convince those of christianity and islam that we are children of the Divine and on a path of spiritual growth equally valid to their own? I doubt that seriously.
Their beliefs are restricted to "our way or no way". But, perhaps a bit of understanding may come about regardless. It's worth a shot.
- CasperiaLv 51 decade ago
You are passionate about this. It shows in the difference between your two paragraphs, and especially the last two sentences. You have sort of talked yourself into your own answer. Calm down and appreciate your own wisdom.
To take this away from a spiritual no-winner: if someone were to take an "instant poll" would "light is the absence of darkness" come up the winner? That is an example of comparing what is with what it isn't.......it's just easier to define it that way.
- cheathemLv 44 years ago
i do not understand person-friendly information on a thanks to mixture the regulation of three and Wiccan Rede with the 9 Satanic Statements of Satanism (assuming you're going with the most huge-spread version of Satanism). IMHO which could be truly confusing if not not a chance. Is it that you want to be atheistic on your practice? I recommend you may be an atheist Wiccan to some extent basically with the help of eliminating deity and replacing it with elementals (i'd wager besides). upload: Care to percentage which custom of Wicca is about nature and under no circumstances Divinity? Wicca believes in a minimum of two deities, God and Goddess. if you're speaking about no Divinity and nature connections basically, i'd say you're learning earth religions, not Wicca completely. fantastically pondering that you haven't even addressed the precedence of regulation of three, Wiccan Rede (which references deity, that's in case you study the finished version and under no circumstances that reachable short blurb this kind of large number of position self belief in), or the conflict it has with the 9 Satanic Statements. in case you want rituals and spells and the 9 Satanic Statements, you're a Satanist, not a Wiccan. Satanism has rituals. Spells is witchcraft and is presented to all in spite of even if non secular course we take. no favor to confuse concerns, you're a Satanist.
- achtung_heissLv 71 decade ago
It's not exactly wrong to call the Almighty by the impersonal "God", just as it's not wrong to call one's offspring "Child". If we want a familiar and close relationship, however, it makes sense to use the personal name of someone we love. The Scriptures encourage us to use God's personal name.
The Hebrew name “Yahweh” (or “Yehowah”) does seem to accurately pronounce the divine name. Just as the Hebrew name “Yeshua” (or “Yehoshua”) is translated into “Jesus” in English, the Hebrew name “Yahweh” is translated into “Jehovah” in English.
The important thing is to use God’s personal name in whatever language you speak, rather than insisting upon the impersonal! The name “Yahweh” is certainly preferable to the non-name “God” or “Lord”, especially if you speak Hebrew. If you speak English, feel free to use the name "Jehovah".
(Psalms 83:18) That people may know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth
(John 17:26) [Jesus said] I have made your name known to them and will make it known, in order that the love with which you loved me may be in them
- VoodoidLv 71 decade ago
(Sigh) Okay, I DON'T define myself by what I'm not. But when asked, I do say that I'm not a Satanist. I also say I'm not a Christian, or a Jew, or a Muslim, or an Elvisite when I'm asked.
In fact, I make it a habit not to talk religion at all because people get their panties in a wad (which I'm sure you had to deal with yourself) and I've got better things to do that defend myself and my religion against people who are ignorant of it.
- Julia BLv 61 decade ago
Because the people who are not Wiccans ie, Christians, Jews, Muslims,ect... have a narrow view of what they understand. If they understand it, it is good, if they don't, they scream satanworshipper and lose their minds.Source(s): ME, I studied Wicca for 6 1/2 years.
- Ex HeadLv 61 decade ago
Why do wiccans go on and on about not being Satanists...?
Christ said in Matthew that the Devil is a liar and the father of them. He was a liar from the beginning.Source(s): Bible
- Rev. Two BearsLv 61 decade ago
Wiccans are NOT Satanists.
Christians are just fearful of things they do not understand; and as long as they choose to remain ignorant; they will remain fearful of a very peaceful religion.