How can you say it was 'proven wrong'? Paganism and the like was almost eradicated out of ignorance and prejudice, not because it was 'wrong'. I can relate with the part where you talk about respect however. I am a pagan, but I do not go around telling everyone, there are too many people out there that call themselves 'witches' for attention and to look like something they're not, which is extremely insulting for those of us who are the real deal. Paganism has moved on, and has adapted to modern day society
the only witch/pagan I've met was a very quiet girl that goes to my school and when I asked her about it she didn't tell me a whole lot but I think that they should be free to practice their religion without judgement so long as they aren't harming anybody or anything I don't know a whole lot about them but it seems like a legitimate religion to me
1. Yes I can respect them. As much as I can respect a sane christian (emphasis on sane) or an atheist. 2. What do you mean with "proven wrong"? There is no wrong or right religion. Yeah, the old Norse got slaughtered by christians, so the Norse religion is wrong? Wtf? 3. Why would someone take on a religion to get attention? I'm pagan because it gives me peace, because I love mother nature, because I am. But I guess some people are just bound to be close-minded and stereotyping.
I hate to call someone stupid. But if you really think you are a witch then you are just stupid. that is all. It is no different than a child pretending to be a super hero. Except they are adults and they believe it.
I could be whenever these people are casting their spells they "see" results and put faith into it. Hey, as long as it works for them...
What i don't understand is...if they know what they are doing...don't they realize what they are doing could really dangerous? You could only cast good spells, but if you cast anything negative or related to a negative god/goddess you will have all the negativity come back at you in 3 fold or something.
I don't believe in it...but I was thinking somewhat hypothetically.
It's okay, they probably don't get you either. It's like asking a dog to get a zebra. Neither of them truly understands where the other is coming from, and trying to get them together only results in a zebra with bitemarks on it's ass, and a dog with it's teeth kicked in.
Excuse me? If you say paganism was proven wrong, than you can just as well say Christianity is proven wrong, and I'm sure you don't want that, do ya? I don't get why so many people seem to label any polytheistic religion as wrong and stupid.
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People call me a witch though I don't celebrate the holidays that witches would. I celebrate the holidays I traditionally did growing up. I read Tarot cards extremely well [link] and I practice magic. I also have a pentacle tattooed on my upper left arm. Now, that's a pentacle not a pentagram, because I do not believe in the devil. I have had experiences with ghosts and spirits (which are two different things) since I was 4. I'm a Dream interpreter, a devinator, and I see a lot of what others cannot see with their own eyes. I call myself Spiritual.
well isn't a pentacle a 5 pointed star with a circle around it and the pentagram just the star? at least that is was all my research over time has told me...and I do believe that the devil is a christian thing, and people who claim to believe in the devil also claim to believe in satan (which are technically not the same but whatever) and the satanist "bible" hast a pentacle with a goats head and those hebrew symbols as symbol on top...(I just say that is my conclusion after 3 years of research on these topics)
Pentagrams and pentacles are the same thing. The only distinction is a pentagram is written, and a pentacle is a charm.
A reverse pentacle/pentagram is the symbol for Satanism.
Also, there's no specific holidays for 'witches'. There's the few on the Wiccan wheel of the year, but Wicca is a religion that often incorporates witchcraft into its practices. Witchcraft is not a religion, it is a craft. Being a craft, there are no 'holy days' or holidays for witches to celebrate simply because they're witches.
Sorry, hon. Both of those are inaccurate. I only know one male witch who calls himself a 'warlock'(author Christian Day) and that's because 'warlock' means 'oath breaker' in old Irish. It's more insulting than anything else.
Also, the first website is, like many others, assuming all witches are Wiccan. Hate to burst your bubble.
And I can't believe you'd even try to list Wikipedia as a reliable resource. Did you know most schools won't accept that website as a valid source of information when writing papers or researching for projects?
She has a long way to go because she pointed out the fact that you are misinformed? Witch and Wiccan are not the same thing. You can be a witch without being a Wiccan, and therefor wouldn't celebrate Wiccan holidays.
As long as people think they can impose their own beliefs to other, as long as they believe they have the right to judge over other beliefes, as long as they don't learn that believe is free, something that you can't touch and that it is a personal choice, so long will excist wars, power struggles and strife. And only we can change the situation on this world. Do you want peace? So believe and let believe!
I don't call myself a Pagan or Witch, but I believe in many things that is from Pagan Religion, and I believe in many other things of many religions! I think all religions have their good sides and their right to excist!
(I hope you can understand my english well, I'm from Germany and try my best!)
I don't believe that any religion has ever been "proven" wrong. What ever a persons religion is, it is what they believe, even if you believe there is no god or that all religion is wrong, it is still what you believe, and I find it kind of insulting that your would that that a person only believes something just to get attention. I think you made this forum just to get attention.
I don't see the problems with people believeing in whatever they want to believe, as long as they aren't frcing their beliefs on me. And besides... Christianity's holidays are pagan based, there shouldn't be any problem.
Just because someone disagrees with your opinion, doesn't make it wrong. What you stated in your OP is an OPINION, not a FACT. Don't force your religious views on others, it's rude and incredibly narrow-minded. If there is a God, I want legit PROOF that he exists. Same thing with Allah, Buddha and whatever. I need concrete evidence, not some written shit that happened long ago. He may have existed in the past, but what I want to know is if he exists TODAY.
Again, what you stated in your OP is an OPINION, not a FACT. Don't mix up the two, because they are almost never the same thing.
I suggest you look at this video, calm your tits and enjoy yourself: [link]
Actually they can when their made up beliefs conflict with reality. Take for example many denominations of Christianity and Islam teaching that the entire world were flooded 4000 years ago. It never happened.
Because why? The geological record says it never happened. Historical documents make no mention of it. Yet why still believe? Because they believe it to be a test from God to determine if they trust God's word over the word of man.
I know I know it's great circular logic, but it's still their belief and faith with proof is not faith.