Supernatural

@DCMerkle (1281)
United States
August 21, 2008 3:08pm CST
It's taken a few days to calm down, but I had to post this and I'll explain here later in the post. I was at the PC working on some things and on the TV was a show called Supernatural. It's one of those Christian shows. I wasn't really listening to it. I was too lazy to get up and change the channel. My son had been channel surfing and just left it on that station. The show is about miracles and the power of prayer. There was one of their regular commentators on and she was talking about how she found herself in a hospital where she ran into a woman that was there with her daughter and her grandchild. The grandchild was sick and the Dr's. couldn't figure out what was wrong with the baby. Well, this women, in talking to them finds out that the two women practice Wicca. Now here my ears perk up. This women asks if she could say a prayer for the baby. The women didn't see anything wrong with it, so they allowed a prayer to be said over the baby. Now I thought that this was showing unity, but oh! Was I ever wrong! As this women is talking about her experience with the women she say, "Now here were two women that practice Wicca, which is part of Satanism and I was able to help convert them back to Christianity." I couldn't spin my chair around fast enough to see if what I heard, was what I heard. I was so shocked that I had heard this. That this was coming from a women that seemed intelligent, but I was dead wrong. Her statement had me fuming. I pulled up the website and was going to e-mail the show, but I knew that if I did at that moment, nothing that should be said would I have taken in to consideration on a rational basis. So, I let it go. I may still e-mail the women, but I'm hoping that I wasn't the only one that heard that statement. We have a hard enough time trying to have people to understand that we are not about satanism, but she just set her religion back by centuries. DCMerkle
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• United States
28 Aug 08
I hear ya and feel for you! I know exactly how you feel as my own sister asked me if I sacrificed goats or took childrens blood! Now how ridiculous is this since I have two children and have been into witchcraft for over five years for her to ask me this now??? I was fuming! I explained that no I did not do those things and that no Wiccan or witch I knew did and that when she is ready to hear what I am all about then come to me and we would talk. This was back in Dec 07 and she just now brought it up last week in a discussion about how her daughter could believe in Jesus and not God. I calmly reminded her that she would not like my answers and therefore I didnt want to discuss this and she should ask her daughter. She compliments me on raising my 4 yo daughter in my practice but allowing her when she is old enough to choose her own way and then tells me (when I asked) that if her girl wanted to be Wiccan or a witch she would lose it. I cannot believe that this is my blood sister and we are raised in the exact same manner. People need to learn to research things before they speak let alone judge others.
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Sometimes people can be so sarcastic. I use to be so tempted to answer questions like your sister's, with sarcasm right back. I know it wouldn't have solved the problem, but did I want to pull those people up and and make them think about what they had asked. It sounds as if your sister is still trying to figure out just what wicca is about but doesn't want to come right out and ask. DCMerkle
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• United States
30 Aug 08
OH how I wish that were true but if you knew my sister you would know that there is no way she wouldnt just ask. This woman truly has no fear of what anyone thinks of her (which I should imitate) and she would just talk to me. Her problem is that she never wants to hear anytthing that anyone else has to say after she has made up her mind...she is the final say on everything! Quite aggravating but what am I to do? Doesnt help that our Christian aunt keeps on about how I am gonna burn in Hell and how eveil will overtake me. My sister tends to go with what the majority tell her instead of researching anything on her own.
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Well, the cattle will usually follow the bull. I don't think that I will ever see wicca accepted in my lifetime, but I'm going to continue to lay the ground work for others to eventually understand. DCMerkle
• United States
24 Aug 08
It is a sad and disheartening statement that such attitudes towards Wicca still exist... At times it actually frightens me to realize that so many Christans (and others for that matter) could and do believe such nonsense. Yet ~ we know, that they couldn't possibly have done ANY research of their own as to the beliefs and practices of the Wiccan path ~ they stick to what they hear within their own path (from their own Priests & Ministers ~ and even then, only to that which "suits" their own particular lives ~ much like "selective hearing"... Take heart tho ~ the world does change ~ and eventually people fall into that sense of unity of which you speak ~ one human being at a time..!
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
25 Aug 08
dizneywolf, That's just it. It was obvious that the women didn't do her research. What she was drawing on was prejudice and misinformation. If she was trying to get rating for the show, it's a shame that she was preying on those less informed than she was. DCMerkle