Any Wiccans or Pagans?
Just me

Spring Hill, TN

#22 May 4, 2011
Advice, If were discovered what? You and your christian posse gonna do something? Its too bad, there are too many of "us" these days to get out of your town... we are everywhere. And were all coming to get you! Bahahahahaha!!!!

Just joking man, hope ya didnt crap your pants.
hypocrites

Lewisburg, TN

#23 May 4, 2011
Isn't it funny how we choose to talk peacefully, never talkng down about any religions and then we get hated on. People always say Wiccans & Pagans are evil, etc, yet the Christians get on here and begin with threats and saying ugly things, I just don't get it. Really I don't. What people don't understand bothers them and they get defensive. I personally won't stoop to an immoral level and threaten them back.
@Just me.. Lol. BOO!
hypocrites

Lewisburg, TN

#24 May 4, 2011
Here's something for my Christian friends
Maybe I can answer some questions you may have
Question: Do you worship the devil?
Answer: No. Satan is a part of the Christian and Muslim religions. Since Witches/Wiccans are neither Christian nor Muslim, Satan is not part of our deity structure at all.
Question: So why do you use that "Satanic" symbol?
Answer: The pentagram, or five pointed star, is not Satanic. Pythagoras used it as a symbol of health and his followers wore them in order to recognize one another. In Medieval times, some Christian knights used the pentagram as their symbol.
To modern Wiccans the pentagram means many things; The five points correspond to the elements Air, Earth, Fire and Water with the top point corresponding to "Spirit".
The pentagram in a circle may also represent a human with their legs and arms outstretched, surrounded by universal wisdom or the "Goddess" - humankind at one with the environment. Many Witches and other pagan practitioners do not wear the pentacle at all, but have other symbols of special meaning to them.
Satanists turn the symbol upside-down, which puts the elements of Fire and Earth at the top (Fire symbolizes willpower and passion and Earth, prosperity and earthly goods) and Spirit, spirituality, at the bottom.*Satanists also turn the cross upside-down.* This, in itself, does not make the cross or pentagram a Satanic symbol. In some Wiccan traditions, the reversed pentagram is a symbol of "second degree" status - one who has been elevated from "initiate". To members of these traditions, the reversed pentagram is considered highly positive and has no connection to Satanism. A symbol is simply an image or mark in itself. It is the mind and the beliefs of the beholder which attribute to it a particular meaning.
Question: Do Witches cast spells?
Answer: Yes. Well, some do anyway. However, the term "spell" is widely misunderstood.
Spells, are somewhat like prayers and are used to create needed change in one's own life or the life of a loved one. But while prayers are a petition to an external Deity to create the change, most Witches and Wiccans believe that Deity is present in everything, including ourselves. Spells, then, are the channeling of our own divine selves, our own energies, to create the change.
Question: So what do Wiccans/pagans DO?
Answer: Pretty much what everybody does. We come from all walks of life. We raise families, go to work, throw steaks (or vegetables) on the grill, and hang out with our friends. We practice our religions and belief systems, celebrate our holidays with festivals and continue to study and explore our past while contemplating our futures.
Many covens and groups meet once a month to worship together under the moon. Pagans tend to hold ceremonies or "circles" out of doors as we feel that being with nature brings us closer to the divinity who creates it.
Some pagan beliefs may seem strange to those who have not heard much about them before. Pagans, on the other hand, are usually very well versed in the beliefs of other religions. They find the various religious systems interesting and often encourage their own children to learn about these other religions. Pagans believe in free will and free choice and that an educated choice is always better than blind obedience to any religion or dogma. We are not "against" other religions. We have simply made our choice to be pagan and we expect others to respect that choice as we respect theirs.
All that we ask is that we are allowed to practice our religion without prejudice or interference as is our right guaranteed here in the US under the Constitution and as outlined within the constitutions of many other countries. The freedom to practice religion -or no religion-as you choose-whether it be Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or Pagan-is the freedom to follow your spirit and your heart. This precious freedom must be defended, protected and treasured by all or it will no longer be guaranteed for anyone.
open minded

Lewisburg, TN

#25 May 4, 2011
A very wise friend said in a post:
"It is my understanding that the term Pagan is much broader term for anything not Christian, and more specific titles like Wicca, Buddhist, Hindu and other religions fall under the term Pagan like an umbrella. There are people who claim to be Christian Witches, Christian Wiccan and so on. I understand the idea behind what they do and believe. Many of them might even call me a Christian because I feel right at home in church, have no problems following the moral beliefs of the bible and I believe in God. However in my own eyes I can not call myself Christian simply because it does not fully encompass how I live my life day to day. Many of us chant and send energy to heal. Christians do this every time they pray. So there are a lot of similarities between the religions."
I know not all Pagans & Wiccans feel this way but my friend Faith had this as a reply when questioned about why she always talks of God, yet practices....
Wow

Princeton, WV

#26 May 5, 2011
Listen up the dictonary says a cult is a group of people that practice a set bunch of rituals and rules so that being said name me one church that don't have rules and regulations that they go by and tey have comunion ect. so they are bascially a cult also
Sweetpete

Lewisburg, TN

#27 May 5, 2011
hypocrites wrote:
Here's something for my Christian friends
Maybe I can answer some questions you may have
Question: Do you worship the devil?
Answer: No. Satan is a part of the Christian and Muslim religions. and Water with the top point corresponding to "Spirit".
The pentagram in a circle may also represent a human with their legs and arms outstretched, surrounded by universal wisdom or the "Goddess" - humankind at one with the environment. Many Witches and other pagan practitioners do not wear the pentacle at all, but have other symbols of special meaning to them.
Satanists turn the symbol upside-down, which puts the elements of Fire and Earth at the top (Fire symbolizes willpower and passion and Earth, prosperity and earthly goods) and Spirit, spirituality, at the bottom.*Satanists also turn the cross upside-down.* This, in itself, does not make the cross or pentagram a Satanic symbol. In some Wiccan traditions, the reversed pentagram is a symbol of "second degree" status - one who has been elevated from "initiate". To members of these traditions, the reversed pentagram is considered highly positive and has no connection to Satanism. A symbol is simply an image or mark in itself. It is the mind and the beliefs of the beholder which attribute to it a particular meaning.
Question: Do Witches cast spells?
Answer: Yes. Well, some do anyway. However, the term "spell" is widely misunderstood.
Spells, are somewhat like prayers and are used to create needed change in one's own life or the life of a loved one. But while prayers are a petition to an external Deity to create the change, most Witches and Wiccans believe that Deity is present in everything, including ourselves. Spells, then, are the channeling of our own divine selves, our own energies, to create the change.
Question: So what do Wiccans/pagans DO?
Answer: Pretty much what everybody does. We come from all walks of life. We raise families, go to work, throw steaks (or vegetables) on the grill, and hang out with our friends. We practice our religions and belief systems, celebrate our holidays with festivals and continue to study and explore our past while contemplating our futures.
Many covens and groups meet once a month to worship together under the moon. Pagans tend to hold ceremonies or "circles" out of doors as we feel that being with nature brings us closer to the divinity who creates it.
Some pagan beliefs may seem strange to those who have not heard much about them before. Pagans, on the other hand, are usually very well versed in the beliefs of other religions. They find the various religious systems interesting and often encourage their own children to learn about these other religions. Pagans believe in free will and free choice and that an educated choice is always better than blind obedience to any religion or dogma. We are not "against" other religions. We have simply made our choice to be pagan and we expect others to respect that choice as we respect theirs.
All that we ask is that we are allowed to practice our religion without prejudice or interference as is our right guaranteed here in the US under the Constitution and as outlined within the constitutions of many other countries. The freedom to practice religion -or no religion-as you choose-whether it be Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or Pagan-is the freedom to follow your spirit and your heart. This precious freedom must be defended, protected and treasured by all or it will no longer be guaranteed for anyone.
Sure sounds innocent enough, but in today's informational society, computers and all you all dont have a very good rep. Besides, the guy I know who is said to be one is one sicko. I think I based my decision wisely.
open minded

Lewisburg, TN

#28 May 5, 2011
I'm sure there are some like the guy you know who take things to extreme who are pretty scary. I will be one to admit that I don't "hang around" a lot of people who claim to be Wiccan & Pagan because they honestly don't know what it's truly about and make it up as they go. Of course those are the ones who give everyone else a bad name. The "bad apple" if you may..
If you are uncomfortable I would stay away from him also!
Wow

Princeton, WV

#29 May 5, 2011
I don't believe in missionarys because all cultures have their own way to worship The Indian The Great White Father Christians God ...Muslems Hindus ect. Sooooowho are we to send people overseas to change peoples religion...and slso if they are going overseas it should be to help with medicine and food nothing else
wandering wiccan

Harrisburg, NC

#30 May 6, 2011
It is amazing that we just celebrated a pagan holiday that the Christians STOLE. There are so many other ones too. I work among you, help those that need help and live our number one "commandments"....ha rm none then do as I will! Blessed Be to all.
Just me

Spring Hill, TN

#31 May 7, 2011
Well said wandering wiccan!
Eddie

York, SC

#32 May 9, 2011
You guys need to focus on getting right with God. Not looking for more sinners to hang out with
open minded

Lewisburg, TN

#33 May 9, 2011
I don't want to hang out with any sinners. I don't drink, break rules, cuss, do drugs or any of that and I don't dwell in the company of others who do. So EDDIE.. why would I want to hang out with "sinners"?
I live my life right and don't judge others, maybe you should do the same and live life right. Be happy. The bible says you can't judge me, so why do you?
Like Minded

Mckenzie, TN

#34 May 10, 2011
I live in Shelbyville & Ive been here for several years now & being a stay @ home mom I have had an extremely hard time meeting like minded ppl.I am an eclectic Pagan.I once saw a pickup truck with Bedford county plates & a pagan bumpersticker & seriously considered trying 2 pull the guy over but I didnt think that would probably go over well.
free worship hall

Columbia, TN

#35 May 10, 2011
i have a few buildings in lewisburg, i would be more then happy to donate one of those location for you all to have a place to worship , no stings, it would be a write off for me. just let me know always looking to help a local group get off its feet
open minded

Lewisburg, TN

#36 May 10, 2011
Like Minded wrote:
I live in Shelbyville & Ive been here for several years now & being a stay @ home mom I have had an extremely hard time meeting like minded ppl.I am an eclectic Pagan.I once saw a pickup truck with Bedford county plates & a pagan bumpersticker & seriously considered trying 2 pull the guy over but I didnt think that would probably go over well.
Lol. No, I'd say that wouldn't go over very well. I am also a stay at home mom, and I agree it's hard to find "friends". And I don't go out partying or clubbing so I can't just expect to walk up to someone in a grocery store and strike up conversation.
Like Minded

Mckenzie, TN

#37 May 10, 2011
I dont go out either & the few ppl I hav met hav invited my husband & I 2 church & then thats it.They are pretty much like we will talk 2 U when we see U but if U arent gonna go 2 our church we shouldnt hang out.I dont dare tell them that we arent Christian.
Just me

Spring Hill, TN

#38 May 10, 2011
Wow! Im a stay at home mom too! We should try and have a meetup of some sort! So great knowing there are others out there!
Linke-Minded: I always have people ask me to church too. I just say, Well I might just go sometime! LOL. Knowing I will never have any intentions to. I just dont wanna be rude.
Maybe we shoudl all get bumper stickers! Let the world know that we are out there. There are some great sites online that sell all sorts of wiccan stickers for cars.
ANyhow, Im not a partier either, and being at home all the time makes it difficult to meet other like minded folks for sure!
Like Minded

Mckenzie, TN

#39 May 10, 2011
Back in the day I used 2 have a BORN AGAIN PAGAN bumpersticker but now my daughter is in middle school & I worry about her gettin picked on.I think just a sticker that says Blessed Be or Merry Meet Merry Part would be ok cuz only like minded ppl would probly get the reference. I am in Shelbyville.Wat town are U in?
Just me

Spring Hill, TN

#40 May 11, 2011
Lewisburg here, bout 15-20 minutes from SHelbyville.
open minded

Lewisburg, TN

#41 May 12, 2011
I am in Lewisburg, also.

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