'Close To The Divine': Wiccans aren't...

'Close To The Divine': Wiccans aren't so different from other faiths

There are 277 comments on the www.record-eagle.com story from Mar 15, 2008, titled 'Close To The Divine': Wiccans aren't so different from other faiths. In it, www.record-eagle.com reports that:

While Christians prepare to celebrate the good news of the resurrection of Jesus Christ this Easter, a lesser known religion is preparing for a major celebration of its own. As the Earth's axis tilts the northern hemisphere back toward the sun, followers of Wicca, a nature-based religion, will celebrate Ostara, a holy day of seasonal rebirth and renewal, during the vernal equinox on Thursday..

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“Farewell”

Since: Mar 08

GREENWOOD

#1 Mar 15, 2008
At least the vernal equinox is something that is real and cannot be disputed. It happens, we experience it, and therefore it exists. Enjoy your celebrations!
blaidd

Germany

#2 Mar 15, 2008
Pagan Quest wrote:
At least the vernal equinox is something that is real and cannot be disputed. It happens, we experience it, and therefore it exists. Enjoy your celebrations!
well said :)

“Aut disce aut discede! ”

Since: Feb 08

Rural Mich.

#3 Mar 16, 2008
Wow it is rare to see such a fair and broad minded article on Wicca! I love it. Thank you for posting it.
GRIZZLEY BEAR

Europe

#5 Mar 16, 2008
JUST ANOTHER SATANIC RELIGION,AND PEOPLE WHO PRACTICE IT WILL BE THROWN IN THE LAKE OF FIRE,AND JESUS CHRIST IS COMMING VERY SOON. AND EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS THAT JESUS IS LORD OF ALL...

“I am not Kathy Bates...”

Since: Feb 08

Austin, TX

#6 Mar 16, 2008
Lords, can someone please get the bear back into his cave? All of this shouting is making him look like a fool...

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#7 Mar 16, 2008
GRIZZLEY BEAR wrote:
JUST ANOTHER SATANIC RELIGION,AND PEOPLE WHO PRACTICE IT WILL BE THROWN IN THE LAKE OF FIRE,AND JESUS CHRIST IS COMMING VERY SOON. AND EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS THAT JESUS IS LORD OF ALL...
You are wrong, Wicca is not Satanic. We don't believe in, or worship Satan. He's strictly a Christian Deity.

People have been saying he was coming very soon since a decade after the supposed crucifixion. You'll have to forgive us if we're not really all that worried about it.

See, we have Gods that are actually our Divine Parents. They love us unconditionally, and so we don't have to worry about eternal fire. Good parents don't abuse their children, even if they do something bad. Only abusive parents do that.

It's your hell, you burn in it.
GRIZZLEY BEAR

Europe

#8 Mar 16, 2008
Bitner wrote:
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You are wrong, Wicca is not Satanic. We don't believe in, or worship Satan. He's strictly a Christian Deity.
People have been saying he was coming very soon since a decade after the supposed crucifixion. You'll have to forgive us if we're not really all that worried about it.
See, we have Gods that are actually our Divine Parents. They love us unconditionally, and so we don't have to worry about eternal fire. Good parents don't abuse their children, even if they do something bad. Only abusive parents do that.
It's your hell, you burn in it.
THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD--THOSE LITTLE gods ARE JUST LITTLE DEMONS,YOU MAY THINK YOU HAVE LIGHT BUT YOU HAVE DARKNESS,FOR SATAN CAN TURN INTO AN ANGEL OF LIGHT. THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY AND THATS JESUS CHRIST.

“Just a Koldunia”

Since: Jan 08

Kostroma

#10 Mar 16, 2008
Did you mean Yashua Ben Yosef? Because there has never been anyone named Jesus Christ?
GRIZZLEY BEAR wrote:
<quoted text>THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD--THOSE LITTLE gods ARE JUST LITTLE DEMONS,YOU MAY THINK YOU HAVE LIGHT BUT YOU HAVE DARKNESS,FOR SATAN CAN TURN INTO AN ANGEL OF LIGHT. THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY AND THATS JESUS CHRIST.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#11 Mar 16, 2008
GRIZZLEY BEAR wrote:
<quoted text>THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD--THOSE LITTLE gods ARE JUST LITTLE DEMONS,YOU MAY THINK YOU HAVE LIGHT BUT YOU HAVE DARKNESS,FOR SATAN CAN TURN INTO AN ANGEL OF LIGHT. THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY AND THATS JESUS CHRIST.
You are mistaken. There is no satan in Wicca, and no hell. Jesus may be the only way for Christians to get to their heaven, but that only applies to them. My plans for the afterlife don't include your heaven or your hell. Besides, if being in heaven meant I'd have to put up with you and the other obnoxious fundies here, I'd rather not, thank you. You need to worry about the state of your afterlife, and leave others to worry about their own.
voiceofreason

Plymouth, MI

#12 Mar 16, 2008
"...THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD--THOSE LITTLE gods ARE JUST LITTLE DEMONS..."
Exactly which of your gods is the one god, and which are the little demons? The Father? The son? The Holy Ghost? Satan? The deciples? The saints? The Virgin Mother? The Angels? The priest that doesn't want to get a job so he manipulates you to give him your hard-earned money, all for the honor of going to his church to worship him as the represetative of the father, the son, and the Holy Ghost? Those two teenager who showed up on my doorstep with name tags that said "Jesus" and wanted me to take their pamphlets and donate money to their jobless priest?
So many to choose from; yet you insist there is only one.

“Farewell”

Since: Mar 08

GREENWOOD

#13 Mar 16, 2008
GRIZZLEY BEAR wrote:
JUST ANOTHER SATANIC RELIGION,AND PEOPLE WHO PRACTICE IT WILL BE THROWN IN THE LAKE OF FIRE,AND JESUS CHRIST IS COMMING VERY SOON. AND EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS THAT JESUS IS LORD OF ALL...
So celebrating the vernal equinox is a "satanic...practice" ? Then what would you call getting stinking drunk on St. Patrick's Day or maxing out your credit cards for the materialistic orgy known as Christmas?

“Farewell”

Since: Mar 08

GREENWOOD

#14 Mar 16, 2008
GRIZZLEY BEAR wrote:
<quoted text>THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD--THOSE LITTLE gods ARE JUST LITTLE DEMONS,YOU MAY THINK YOU HAVE LIGHT BUT YOU HAVE DARKNESS,FOR SATAN CAN TURN INTO AN ANGEL OF LIGHT. THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY AND THATS JESUS CHRIST.
There is only one God in your religion?

So which one do you worship? Jesus Christ or God?
GRIZZLEY BEAR

Europe

#15 Mar 16, 2008
Pagan Quest wrote:
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So celebrating the vernal equinox is a "satanic...practice" ? Then what would you call getting stinking drunk on St. Patrick's Day or maxing out your credit cards for the materialistic orgy known as Christmas?
NOT ALL CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS LIKE MYSELF.....THATS PAGAN...
GRIZZLEY BEAR

Europe

#16 Mar 16, 2008
Pagan Quest wrote:
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There is only one God in your religion?
So which one do you worship? Jesus Christ or God?
THERE BOTH ONE...
GRIZZLEY BEAR

Europe

#17 Mar 16, 2008
Pagan Quest wrote:
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So celebrating the vernal equinox is a "satanic...practice" ? Then what would you call getting stinking drunk on St. Patrick's Day or maxing out your credit cards for the materialistic orgy known as Christmas?
ALSO I DONīT GET DRUNK ON ST. PATS EITHER YOU ARE CONFUSEING CATHOLICS AND CHRISTIANS..
Ishtar

Mumbai, India

#18 Mar 17, 2008
I am amused to see how the person who discriminates between Pagan and Christian also appears to discriminate between Catholics and Christians...
mrsburd

AOL

#19 Mar 17, 2008
GRIZZLEY BEAR wrote:
JUST ANOTHER SATANIC RELIGION,AND PEOPLE WHO PRACTICE IT WILL BE THROWN IN THE LAKE OF FIRE,AND JESUS CHRIST IS COMMING VERY SOON. AND EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS THAT JESUS IS LORD OF ALL...
Lake of Fire.....Is that in Arizona..think I got a post card.....
Wes the Wiccan

Hartsville, TN

#20 Mar 17, 2008
This grizzly Guy is stuborn and ignorent....Haa...
Wes the Wiccan rufusses to have conversation with him.

“Here to stay!”

Since: Oct 07

Pasco, WA

#21 Mar 17, 2008
I absolutely love the article!

Blessed Be!

“Farewell”

Since: Mar 08

GREENWOOD

#22 Mar 17, 2008
GRIZZLEY BEAR wrote:
<quoted text>THERE BOTH ONE...
And can you explain this? I have yet to meet a Christian that can explain how Jesus and God are one in the same, however, I have yet to meet a Christian that can explain ANYTHING about their beliefs, except to say, "we're right and you're wrong..."

So when Jesus was on the Mount the evening before his crucifixion he was praying to...himself??

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