Are there any other Wiccans or other ...

Are there any other Wiccans or other Pagans in this area?

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Curious Pagan

Port Republic, VA

#1 Apr 18, 2009
I was wondering because I haven't found anything online. Anyone?
From Bluefield

Roanoke, VA

#2 Apr 22, 2009
I don't know of any personally. But, I do know there is, or at least was, a Wiccan organization based from Hinton WV.
Wondering

Clay, WV

#3 Apr 23, 2009
trash
KingsKid

Princeton, WV

#4 Apr 24, 2009
I certainly hope there's not any around here.
Curious Pagan

New Hope, VA

#5 Apr 24, 2009
Wow just when I thought the idiocy of this area could no longer surprise me or get any worse, what do you know? It does. Every person in this area that thinks like KingsKid and Wondering need to undergo some serious education about things before passing judgment so quickly. Visit an area where people aren't so close minded and don't have those sticks shoved so far up their butts and you'll see why this area is so behind and why people think that the people who live around here are complete backwoods, uneducated hicks. It's very clear if you've ever been anywhere else. These kinds of thoughts are why WV has such a bad reputation.
bla bla bla

Bluefield, WV

#6 Apr 28, 2009
Bluefield is trash. Most of the buildings are falling in and the people here are about as intelligent as bag of rocks. Anyway, I heard there is a wiccan organization in hinton but it might just be a joke.
KingsKid

Princeton, WV

#7 May 5, 2009
If it's so bad here then you are free to leave. My disdain for wiccans does not stem for being uneducated. My disdain comes from anyone who rejects Christ and falls into these feel good cults. Do I want people like that around my family? No. Am I wrong to feel this way? Ask me that again on Judgment Day.
God bless and open your eyes!
Curious Pagan

Port Republic, VA

#8 May 5, 2009
What's really sad is that you call my religion a cult, when we believe in being ourselves and being connected to the divine 24/7, yet you think that your beliefs are not those of a cult when they teach hatred, violence, fear and torment for those that do not accept your beliefs. How strange. That sounds rather backwards to me. Oh and believe me, we do intend to leave. My daughter will not be raised here, if there is anything we can do to avoid that. I can't believe that people around here actually think that some things (that are fairly modern ideas) are moving backwards in time. I don't want my child subjected to the negativity this area breeds. Blessed be, I hope you are happy in your spiritual journey.

“Mean People Suck”

Level 3

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#9 May 6, 2009
Curious Pagan wrote:
I was wondering because I haven't found anything online. Anyone?
there are a few of us around....mostly Solitary's or Kitchen....
but i dont believe i need to explain why we
are still in the broom closet around people like these...
Blessed Be

Level 1

Since: Mar 09

Oak Hill, WV

#10 May 7, 2009
KingsKid wrote:
If it's so bad here then you are free to leave. My disdain for wiccans does not stem for being uneducated. My disdain comes from anyone who rejects Christ and falls into these feel good cults. Do I want people like that around my family? No. Am I wrong to feel this way? Ask me that again on Judgment Day.
God bless and open your eyes!
Everyone is entitled to the constitutional right of freedom of religion. To say otherwise is unAmerican. We only fear and/or hate that which we do not understand. Christianity was based on love, not hate. So maybe you will be asked again on Judgement Day. Your faith works for you because that is your belief (by definition of the word "faith", neither of you are wrong. Look it up in the dictionary.) Here's something I've thought about...Every religion thinks they are right. Now think about this...Only ONE can be right. It isnt for us to decide who is right or who is wrong, thats why we have "faith".
BigBrown

La Grange, TX

#11 May 9, 2009
what is a wiccan-pagan...[Big brown is scratching his head trying to figure out what this hillbilly wants;/';';'
Haden M Lowe

United States

#12 Jul 18, 2009
www.wicca.org , Church of Wicca is based in Hinton WV.
Also Magikaspace/Magickaschool.com are great social networking sites for devout Pagans. You may also want to 'look' for signs of pagan beleivers. Your tag says you are in Harrisonburg VA, perhaps you know of A Touch of The Earth? It's in the city square. It's not exactly a place devoted to catering to Wiccans but the store lady sells plenty of the neccesary supplies. Talk to her and see if she knows of any Covens or Solitary practitioners nearby, across from the store is a psychic, you might want to drop by in on her too.

“Mean People Suck”

Level 3

Since: Feb 07

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#13 Jul 18, 2009
the ones who run the place in Hinton were... how do i put this nicely.... asked to leave, the place they had in NC several years ago...
it would be best to do a bit of research before joining in...
i will add tho that there are many, many good and decent Wiccans in the Hinton area... they get together and celebrate the holidays, etc...
its been a few years since i've been able to get down there for any of it... but when i did go it was so nice...everyone was so open and welcoming...
Bonnie

Brentwood, TN

#14 Jul 19, 2009
Wow. I'm in shock. Nice way to change people's mind about your religion, tell them they are idiots and degrade them. Shows what an enlightened religion you belong to huh? What a good solid strategy. >:(

I used to go to college with a Wiccan who was very gracious and patient in educating others about her beliefs. My daughter says she goes to school with one that has to go to Beckley for services. Might want to consider looking there too.

Just for the record, not everyone is super stupid or hatefilled about other religions. Some simply are not tolerant. This is the tip of the bible belt though, what exactly did you expect? What has got you down here in this area anyway?
wow

Beckley, WV

#15 Jul 20, 2009
I'll pray for you
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Just Me

Bluefield, WV

#17 Oct 24, 2009
Dont you love how the liberal judges interpret the constitution to say you can worship anything that you please. This country was founded on Christianity, and the belief that you should be allowed to worship GOD how you saw fit. Why do you think our money says IN GOD WE TRUST, and the pledge says ONE NATION UNDER GOD. I am quite sure the founding fathers are not to happy with the way the constitution has been interpreted over the years.
what

Enfield, NC

#18 Oct 24, 2009
RaggedyAnn wrote:
the ones who run the place in Hinton were... how do i put this nicely.... asked to leave, the place they had in NC several years ago...
it would be best to do a bit of research before joining in...
i will add tho that there are many, many good and decent Wiccans in the Hinton area... they get together and celebrate the holidays, etc...
its been a few years since i've been able to get down there for any of it... but when i did go it was so nice...everyone was so open and welcoming...
What holidays do you celebrate when you get together? Every one I have known who claimed to embrace Wiccan was an addict (drugs/alcohol).
sigh

Beckley, WV

#19 Oct 25, 2009
Just Me wrote:
Dont you love how the liberal judges interpret the constitution to say you can worship anything that you please. This country was founded on Christianity, and the belief that you should be allowed to worship GOD how you saw fit. Why do you think our money says IN GOD WE TRUST, and the pledge says ONE NATION UNDER GOD. I am quite sure the founding fathers are not to happy with the way the constitution has been interpreted over the years.
My god you're stupid. Learn a little bit about American history before you come here and say something so ignorant. Many of the founding fathers were against organized religion of any form. None of the founding fathers were atheist but most were deist.(people who believe in a god but no religion)

Quotes from thomas jefferson

"In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot ... they have perverted the purest religion ever preached to man into mystery and jargon, unintelligible to all mankind, and therefore the safer engine for their purpose."
- to Horatio Spafford, March 17, 1814

"Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced an inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth."
- "Notes on Virginia"
"Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
- letter to Peter Carr, Aug. 10, 1787
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose."
- to Baron von Humboldt, 1813
"It is not to be understood that I am with him (Jesus Christ) in all his doctrines. I am a Materialist; he takes the side of Spiritualism, he preaches the efficacy of repentance toward forgiveness of sin; I require a counterpoise of good works to redeem it." - to Carey, 1816

Quotes from George Washington

"I wish it (Christianity) were more productive of good works ... I mean real good works ... not holy-day keeping, sermon-hearing ... or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments despised by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity."
- Works, Vol. VII, p. 75

"Lighthouses are more helpful than churches."

"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason."
-in Poor Richard's Almanac
"In the affairs of the world, men are saved, not by faith, but by the lack of it."

I can find more for you if you need. It should be worth noting that ignorance like yours is only really prominent around this area. I really can't wait until my lease ends so I can move somewhere else.

On topic: I've never met someone who said they were wiccan and honestly I can see why.
sigh

Beckley, WV

#20 Oct 25, 2009
I forgot to say that "In god was trust" was added to money because of increased religious sentiment during the civil war. It wasn't because the founding fathers wanted the US to be a christian nation. "Under God" was added to pledge in 1954, it had nothing to do with the founding fathers of the US.
saddened

Bluefield, WV

#21 Oct 26, 2009
I will pray for you all

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