Wiccan Atheists and Agnostics

Wiccan Atheists and Agnostics

There are 284 comments on the BellaOnline story from Aug 12, 2013, titled Wiccan Atheists and Agnostics. In it, BellaOnline reports that:

Can Wiccans also be atheists or agnostics? This may seem a strange question because the worship of the Lord and Lady is so central to many Wiccans' daily spiritual practice.

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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#251 Aug 20, 2013
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> Funny - but I wish I knew the source - not from Pooh is it?
Monty Python's Flying Circus movie, The Holy Grail.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#252 Aug 20, 2013
havent forgotten wrote:
So I would be friendly toward a Wiccan as I would be toward a Christian if that person had extremely fine ethics, even if I thought the spiritual-religious-superstiti ous-theological views of the person were silly. And I would not be very friendly toward an otherwise intelligent atheist or agnostic who had a bad ethical view or bad behavior.
I agree totally: the bottom line is behavior-outcome.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#253 Aug 20, 2013
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> very good reply to very good comment from Bob. I admit I regard Wiccans as sort of exotics - maybe like fairies or leprecauns?- and see them as fanciful, less threatening to society than the rightwing organized religions. I really need to know whether any Wiccans are rightwing Republicans before I can know what I think of them!
Somehow, with the Republican major party-plank of Genuine Christianity™ being required on the membership card?

I kinda doubt that a pagan/wicca would find welcome in that most bible-belt of parties.

:)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#254 Aug 20, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
As with any generality, there are exceptions. But most pagans and Wiccans I have met have had ethics that are closer to my own than the majority of Christians. I have, for the most part, found them tolerant of alternative paths and interested in helping those who search. But there is a very strong undercurrent of irrationality in paganism, just as there is in most religions. I find that the 'woo woo' stuff tends to bother me, but that is my issue.
I agree with your comments, here.

And I also find "crystal gazing" and "pyramid power" silly-- and can be harmful, if these silly things are used in lieu of actual scientific medicine.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#255 Aug 20, 2013
Baba Booey wrote:
I hope you all like fire
I do.

Fire? Fire was the **first** Game Changer for human beings.

Once humans discovered fire, and how to **cook** food? They could then cut back on hunting, as they could eat the whole animal-- not just the part that didn't rot in a day or so.

But using **fire** let those primitive humans cook their food, which preserved it far longer than raw.

Even more important: cooking **plants** begins the breakdown of plant fibers, releasing more nutrition than before.

Another net gain of less waste, eliminating some of the time needed to get food.

So you damn betcha I like fire--

--**all** of modern civilization came from it's discovery and taming.
Baba Booey

Euless, TX

#256 Aug 20, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>I do.

Fire? Fire was the **first** Game Changer for human beings.

Once humans discovered fire, and how to **cook** food? They could then cut back on hunting, as they could eat the whole animal-- not just the part that didn't rot in a day or so.

But using **fire** let those primitive humans cook their food, which preserved it far longer than raw.

Even more important: cooking **plants** begins the breakdown of plant fibers, releasing more nutrition than before.

Another net gain of less waste, eliminating some of the time needed to get food.

So you damn betcha I like fire--

--**all** of modern civilization came from it's discovery and taming.
wait till you die. You're going to get plenty of fire. You'll be cooking with it too. Or cooking in it.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#257 Aug 20, 2013
Baba Booey wrote:
<quoted text>
wait till you die. You're going to get plenty of fire. You'll be cooking with it too. Or cooking in it.
Hate Speech duly acknowledged.

Hint:

Threatening an **atheist** with HELL?

Is the **exact** same as threatening **YOU** with Thor's Hammer.

**Exactly** the same.
Baba Booey

Euless, TX

#258 Aug 20, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Hate Speech duly acknowledged.

Hint:

Threatening an **atheist** with HELL?

Is the **exact** same as threatening **YOU** with Thor's Hammer.

**Exactly** the same.
I don't care.

“you must not give faith”

Since: Jul 12

Nottingham, UK

#259 Aug 21, 2013
Baba Booey wrote:
I hope you all like fire
Oh F*** one of the lets get high on seeing people in hell group is here just F*** off.
Amused

Brookfield, MA

#260 Aug 21, 2013
Baba Booey wrote:
I hope you all like fire
Of course we do. Useful for cooking food, heating homes, making metal and a host of other industrial processes. Taming fire was one of mankind's first steps towards modern civilization. Troglodytes like you may oppose progress and science, but the majority of people, whose minds are not clouded by myths, seem to like progress.
Amused

Brookfield, MA

#261 Aug 21, 2013
Baba Booey wrote:
<quoted text>
wait till you die. You're going to get plenty of fire. You'll be cooking with it too. Or cooking in it.


The koran says all non-muslims will go to hell when they die.
atheists are not impressed with your fantasies of us roasting in hell fro exactly the same reason you are not impressed with islam's predictions about your postmortem future.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#262 Aug 21, 2013
Baba Booey wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't care.
I know-- your caviler attitude towards **torture** is evident.

That makes you just another common terrorist.

Only **terrorists** condone and use torture.

But THOR?

He is SO going to SMITE you!

<laughing>
Baba Booey

United States

#264 Aug 21, 2013
Amused wrote:
<quoted text>Of course we do. Useful for cooking food, heating homes, making metal and a host of other industrial processes. Taming fire was one of mankind's first steps towards modern civilization. Troglodytes like you may oppose progress and science, but the majority of people, whose minds are not clouded by myths, seem to like progress.
You're really going to be disappointed when you see that "myth" is fact
Baba Booey

United States

#265 Aug 21, 2013
Amused wrote:
<quoted text>The koran says all non-muslims will go to hell when they die.
atheists are not impressed with your fantasies of us roasting in hell fro exactly the same reason you are not impressed with islam's predictions about your postmortem future.
I don't care what the Koran reads. It's man made.
Baba Booey

United States

#266 Aug 21, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>I know-- your caviler attitude towards **torture** is evident.

That makes you just another common terrorist.

Only **terrorists** condone and use torture.

But THOR?

He is SO going to SMITE you!

<laughing>
Thor can suck my Balls. The Lord God is going to throw you into a Lake of Fire. I know there is no Thor. I know there is a God. You "think" there is no God. Judgement Day you will be on your face begging Jesus for another chance because you now believe. But it will be too late
Amused

Brookfield, MA

#267 Aug 21, 2013
Baba Booey wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't care what the Koran reads. It's man made.
Which makes it exactly like the bible. No matter how many times you make a pouty face, stamp your feet and say, "it isn't; it isn't."

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#268 Aug 21, 2013
Baba Booey wrote:
<quoted text>
You're really going to be disappointed when you see that "myth" is fact
Yes--Thor is SO going to smash your head with his hammer!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#269 Aug 21, 2013
Baba Booey wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't care what the Koran reads. It's man made.
IRONY BELLS ARE RINGING!

I feel the **exact** same about your silly BuyBull(bible)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#270 Aug 21, 2013
Baba Booey wrote:
<quoted text>
Thor can suck my Balls.
Nope-- Thor is a **manly** God-- unlike your WIMPY BuyBull god, who collects ...

... FORESKINS!

Uggg!

But THOR is SO going to smite you!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#271 Aug 21, 2013
Baba Booey wrote:
<Judgement Day you will be on your face begging Jesus for another chance because you now believe. But it will be too late
NEVER IN A BILLION YEARS WILL I BEG YOUR UGLY FORESKIN COLLECTING DEITY FOR ANYTHING!

If by some HORRID twist of the IMPOSSIBLE?

It turns out your TERRORIST-GOD is REAL?

I WILL SPIT IN HIS UGLY EYE.

That is MUCH more than he deserves, too!

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