Wiccans thrive in N.M.

Wiccans thrive in N.M.

There are 502 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Feb 26, 2008, titled Wiccans thrive in N.M.. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

Wiccans, followers of a federally recognized religion that practices a form of shamanism, is alive and well in New Mexico with a nationally known seminary in Jemez Springs.

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Webster, NY

#148 Feb 27, 2008

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#149 Feb 27, 2008
Lobos suck wrote:
If you don't make human sacrifices, or even goats, do you at least have those bloody orgies? Sell it to me,'cause I'm in the market.
1)No orgies.
2)We also don't convert, so there's no sales pitch to give.
3)I doubt any Coven would want you.

Albuquerque, NM

#150 Feb 27, 2008
Talin wrote:
We have Jesus, we put him right beside Buddha and Hecate and Quan Yin. B)
Couldn't have said it better,sister!!!!
Si Si

Peoria, AZ

#151 Feb 27, 2008
Thank You. Nice piece of journalism.
Si Si

Peoria, AZ

#152 Feb 27, 2008
Thank you. Nice iece of journalism.


Albuquerque, NM

#153 Feb 27, 2008
Randall wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, almost every major religion uses some kind of scare tactic to convert people... even within sects/denominations of essentially the same religion. My belief is that until a god comes down and proves that he/she is the only true one, everyone has to find and follow their own paths... and I'm not one to be intimidated to do otherwise.
Yaaaaaaaaay!!!! I couldn't think of a kind way to say this...Thank you!

Albuquerque, NM

#154 Feb 27, 2008
common knowledge wrote:
<quoted text>It is the only oppinion that is right. do not be afraid.
And yet,Jesus, HIMSELF,sought consultation from a witch...hmmmmmmmmmm

Albuquerque, NM

#155 Feb 27, 2008
Christian wrote:
I encourage all to seek out what the WORD OF GOD has to say about the "natural world". God says not to seek out seers or mediums or pshyics. This is only my opinion which i understand to be the minority these days.
Oh,and also search "oracle"(I think I spelled that right,*tee-hee*)

Albuquerque, NM

#156 Feb 27, 2008
CJ de Albuquerque wrote:
Dear Murph:
Talk about weird: You torture your beautiful prophet to death, blame the Jews then spin it afterwards so it is somehow a GOOD thing and call it Christianity.
Next, you curse everyone who doesn't believe your mythology, kill millions who don't want to worship god in exactly your same way, and then, spreading fear rather than light, judge another religion because they have their OWN customs.
SHEESH. Your transformation to termite has already begun. You may not have to wait for your next life.
Hahahahahahahahahahaha...I had just gotten off the phone w/my daughter-in-law and read this...I said almost verbatum thes same words...but didn't know if it would fly..Thanx

Albuquerque, NM

#157 Feb 27, 2008
I think that those who find Jesus, and have their lives enriched for doing so, are truely blessed. If Christ makes you a better person then that's great. With that being said, Christianity is nothing more than a soapbox to stand upon and cast judgement to others.
Is this "My" Joe...red-headed Joe,from Beltane??

Albuquerque, NM

#158 Feb 27, 2008
Rhi3 wrote:
Wow. And here I thought we were all supposed to be spiritual folk of one kind or another.
The basic point of any religion seems to be a set of ethical standards, wrapped in a societally acceptable mythology. If you read ANY of the "Major Religious Works" they all preach some version of be kind to your neighbors, no stealing, no murder, etc. That said, the wrappings and trappings - which, after all, is what everyone is arguing about - is window dressing.
Personally, I've been a practicing Wiccan for decades. I DON'T CARE what you believe. All I care is that you believe something, and that it works for you. We're all a path to the same destination. It's just that some of us want to go over the mountain, some of us want to go under the mountain, and some of us choose to go around the mountain. We ALL want to see what's on the other side.
No need to point fingers, call each other nasty names, sling mud, or otherwise behave like we're all in kindergarten.
Grow up!
Do as thou wilst,yet harm ye none,k????
Judge Dred

Meridian, ID

#159 Feb 28, 2008
Evil doers.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#160 Feb 28, 2008
concaseo wrote:
Evil doers.
Yes, you are.

Albuquerque, NM

#161 Feb 28, 2008
knit and pray wrote:
1 The man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, "I have produced a man with the help of the LORD."
Next she bore his brother Abel. Abel became a keeper of flocks, and Cain a tiller of the soil.
In the course of time Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit of the soil,
while Abel, for his part, brought one of the best firstlings of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering,
but on Cain and his offering he did not. Cain greatly resented this and was crestfallen.
So the LORD said to Cain: "Why are you so resentful and crestfallen?
2 If you do well, you can hold up your head; but if not, sin is a demon lurking at the door: his urge is toward you, yet you can be his master."
Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let us go out in the field." When they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
Then the LORD asked Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" He answered, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"
The LORD then said: "What have you done! Listen: your brother's blood cries out to me from the soil!
Therefore you shall be banned from the soil that opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.
If you till the soil, it shall no longer give you its produce. You shall become a restless wanderer on the earth."
Cain said to the LORD: "My punishment is too great to bear.
Since you have now banished me from the soil, and I must avoid your presence and become a restless wanderer on the earth, anyone may kill me at sight."
3 Not so!" the LORD said to him. "If anyone kills Cain, Cain shall be avenged sevenfold." So the LORD put a mark on Cain, lest anyone should kill him at sight.
4 Cain then left the LORD'S presence and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
I have one simple question for you. What proof do you have of your GOD? You may say you don't need proff but I do, so indulge me.
Rev Christopher Hanson

Alamogordo, NM

#162 Feb 28, 2008
Yes i am a Pagan non wiccan more Druid in nature and i live in alamogordo and to say that there is openness in new mexico i would love to see it there is so many people that i have met in new mexico that still fear or hate the fact about pagans and that tollerance is not that open here in this town. DO we All Remember Pastor Brock and his book burning .....


#163 Feb 28, 2008
Thanks to KOB for doing such a positive and respectful story. Also thanks to the members of our community who feel comfortable enough to come out of the broom closet. You are all awesome.


#164 Feb 28, 2008
MHS wrote:
<quoted text>
I have one simple question for you. What proof do you have of your GOD? You may say you don't need proff but I do, so indulge me.
Most respectfully, as much proof as you have of yours, look at the creations that surround us - they are the work of one and the same God/s by what ever name you choose to use.

Albuquerque, NM

#165 Feb 28, 2008
I still need someone turned into a newt. Hello....anybody?
Christopher Blackwell

Las Cruces, NM

#166 Feb 28, 2008
I think this a pretty fair report on Wiccans in new Mexico. We are part of the community, we are neighbors, friends family and more. Our religion may seem different, but we are much the same as everyone else.

We work, we create families, we learn, develop our lives and give back to the community and society as a whole. We take part in every aspect of society, even in the military and risk our lives for our country.

We are rich, poor and everything in between, we are often well educated, and well read, and we have no problem embracing science and technology. At the same time we want to use it without the damage that has been accepted through most of its history.
Happy witch

Santa Fe, NM

#167 Feb 28, 2008
Aw Crap wrote:
Once again we have to endure the far flung thoughts of a very few people as the mainstream of NM. If the Wiccans are so predominant there where do they worship? How can this group claim national status if there is no building pointing towards them.
LOL - So after all this talk about we witches loving nature, you wonder why we don't have a building? And you think unless we have a building to worship in, we don't count somehow? Surely you can see how silly you are being.(Oh, to answer the question, we worship in our homes or outdoors - we can't reserve our practice to some other building we visit periodically because our faith is integrated into every part of our lives).
Look, I'm very happy Christianity is working for you. Why though do you think that gives you the right to judge what might work for me? We are obviously very different people.

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