Do you believe that

@AnnaB87 (761)
United States
May 3, 2007 1:08am CST
some people really use witchcraft today, and do you believe that there is a such a thing as generational curses. Also do you think that the ability to practice witchcraft runs in families??? and if you do why. Or is this just something that is totally learned when someone decides they want to do this, in other words do some people really have natural ability in this area????
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
3 May 07
Witchcraft has been around for many many centuries and its not and "ability", there is nothing miraculous, magical, supernatural etc etc about it at all....its a way of life, a philosophy, a belief system etc....anyone can practice Witchcraft just like anyone can practice parts of Christianity or Buddhism or whatever.....As for "MAGICK" or spellcasting etc, there really isnt anything supernatural about that either...and again, anyone can do it...for htat matter, many already do without even realizing it (take praying for example, its spellcasting just by means of a different method is all)... Does it run in families...sure it does, but not always....it all depends on the individual family ya know....Take my kids for example, they are free to follow whatever path they want and if they dont want to follow any thats cool too...but I'm a Witch as is a couple of their Aunts, an Uncle and some of their cousins...but that doesnt mean they have to be...Make sense?
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@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
3 May 07
Makes perfect sense to me. Also if one or more of your children decided to become a fundmental concervative Christian would you still be supportive of them or would you try to cause them problesm directly or ndirectly?? I am just wondering because I know of this happening in a particular case, and I was wondering if this is something that is common when a person goes in an extremely different direction in life than their parents, I probably ask too many question.
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
4 May 07
My kids are free to follow whatever road they choose when it comes to religion and if that ends up being a conservative fund. Christian then so be it....SO LONG AS they continue to give me and everyone else the respect that is deserved...I would never try to sway them in any direction but i also wont tolerate disrespect either...other than that though, of course I would support them... I love my kids unconditionally ya know..I didnt have children so I'd have little me's running around and I've never tried to get them to be like me, I love their individuality and encourage them to find their own way including spiritually ya know and I think thats how it should be really...I get really irrate with parents who force their religion, beliefs etc on their kids and dont give their kids an opportunity to discover their personal truths for themselves.....
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@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
4 May 07
That sounds good. I hope that if your children choose a dfferent path than you that you will still feel that way. I know that some parents say one thing but when iit actually happens they get offended and mad. I think it is good that you have agreed to disagree in a peaceable way with your children or others who disagree that the path you have chosen is the one that they want to follow. Thanks for responding.
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• United States
5 May 07
Life force is good and evil. God and the devil. A wichcraft practice is from the devil. It may or may not run in some families. It is learned because of the evil force within them to learn more and more. It is very real, and beware, just keep your eyes on the Light. God is stronger, and He will substain you. Stay away from people like that, it is very dangerous.
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• United States
5 May 07
Thank you for the best response sugar. I appreciate it.
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• United States
29 Sep 07
You are entitled to your own opinion, but I disagree. Just because something is different than your own religion doesn't make it evil. I do agree with an above poster that said witchcraft is a craft, not an actual religion, although some religions incorporate witchcraft into their religion. Witches are the healers of the earth. Using herbs and potions to heal people or make them feel better is not evil. Medications today are filled with laboratory-made ingredients, while these herbs (no I'm not talking about weed and other narcotics) are all natural. Witchcraft is about gaining knowledge of the world around us. The early church did not want people to learn new things because then they couldn't control the people. Naturally, anything that goes against the teachings of the church has been called Satanism ever since.
@magikrose (5425)
• United States
3 May 07
I do use witchcraft. I am of the Wiccan religin which is an earth based religin. I do not believe in curses because it means causing harm to someone and I would never want to do harm to anyone plus I follow a rule of 3 which is what ever I send out could come back to me times 3. I would never try to curse any one or harm them in any way for fear of that coming back to me 3times worse than I sent it out. Do I believe that people do curse others? Yes those people are out there and they dont care if they get hurt in the end. witchcraft is something you have to learn, whether it be from a book or your family you still have to larn it. Some people are naturals at it and others do have to work at it to make it work. It is like anything elase. Some have a natural ability to draw and create beautifull pictures where as others dont.
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@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
3 May 07
Okay, that is what I thought because have thought that some people are more sensitive or something when it comes to certain things. Including things like witchcraft.
@swtnss (264)
• United States
30 May 07
Generational curses are curses like abuse meaning when one person in the famliy is being abused,the next person would have to break that curse so that it wont be an on going thing within the family. I dont believe in cursing people either and im not wiccan. I dont believe in harming people period.
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@Springlady (4011)
• United States
3 May 07
No. I don't believe that "witchcraft" can do anything but harm the person doing it. Anyone that knows the Lord does not need to fear anything...esp something like "witchcraft". God is greater than any evil! Witchcraft is of the devil and the Bible clearly warns us to stay away from such things. God bless.
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@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
3 May 07
I know the Bible says that witchcraft is rebellion and we should stay away from it, But wonder if maybe God allows some to do things to others thru witchcraft because of the sin of rebellion. Because remmber Job was a righteous man yet satan was permitted to do many evil things in his life. So I wonder if this is true even today.
@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
3 May 07
Witchcraft is real,it is a religion that is not normally evil,but all religions do have some people that will interiprate things in bad ways. We beleive every one is entitled to their own religion and we will not say any peticular one is right or wrong or good or evil. The rule of 3 is a very strong belief to us,and as such,do not "curse"others. thank you for your discussion. Blessed Be. Mac
@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
3 May 07
Okay, thanks I was just wondering about this.
@cutelang (83)
• Philippines
3 May 07
PERHAPS,it runs in the family.But is it witchcraft true?
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@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
3 May 07
I believe it probably is. From what little I know.
@lancingboy (1393)
• United States
29 Sep 07
Witchcraft runs in some families because the older family members may teach the younger family members all they know, and that younger member may teach members of the next generation. As for generational curses, I think that all depends on the mind of each family member "infected". What I mean is, the curse will have no effect on somebody who does not believe in it. The ones who do believe in it may become so paranoid that anything bad that happens is immediately associated with the curse.
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@Galena (9124)
30 May 07
coming from a Witch family, I do beleive that there is a degree of heredity associated with Witchcraft. some people are naturally more inclined to certain skills than others. in my family we've noticed that people with certain physical traits are more likely to have a knack for Witchcraft. of the current 4 living generations, it's the blue eyed blondes (yes, that does include me, under the hairdye) that have a particular knack for it. not saying there that blue eyed blondes are more likely to be good at Witchcraft, but it's probably passed on in the same parts of the gene in my family. I think anyone can learn Witchcraft, but like being a musician, some people are more naturally inclined to it than others. those that aren't have every chance of being as good or even better than the naturals, but have to work a little bit harder at it.
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• United States
24 May 07
Wow...so many people are quick to say it's "evil" and honestly it makes me a little sad. There are alot of people who use it today & I am very proud to say I am one of them! I am FAR from Evil. Im one of the most nice people you'll ever meet. Im unconditional, very open minded, and I never bash people who don't share the same opinions as I do. I don't think witch craft "runs in the family" however I do think certain abilities can be. My family for instance has a long history of witch craft. My grandmothers BOTH were known for things they could do. Wonderful healing hands :] many came to my grandmother for her chants...and healing lotions and powders she created. Those types of things were def passed down. But more in the way of recipes I guess you could say. I have certain abilities that I didn't know I had until a few years ago. I used things that my grandmothers taught me to fine tune them. It's a great thing in my opinion. I don't sit around with a black pot and a broom mixing up potions as bats fly around my head. :] Im afraid movies like Harry Potter give people the wrong impression on Witches. For the record, I have 4 children...and one already has shown some of her own natural abilities. :] 2 of them have been baptized in the catholic church as that was their fathers request. But I don't force any type of religion on any of them. My younger two have NOT been baptized and won't be. It will be up to them to decide when they are old enough and their choice will be fully supported! :]
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@Duvessa (914)
• United States
17 May 07
I myself am a witch. I don't do spells that often however. I believe that yes in some cases it can be passed down from family members- meaning a strong desire, attraction, interest in the occult. And some people can have a knack for it more so than others, meaning it seems easier & more natural to them.