Witch: are they good or evil???

Philippines
November 17, 2008 2:10am CST
A dictionary meaning of a witch is a woman supposed to have dealings with devil or evil spirits. But a real witch is just like an ordinary person,male or female,who practices witchcraft, and believes in the spirit, God and Goddess, and who uses the spirits power for a number of things. Real witches do not worship the devil, as a matter of fact, they don't believe in Satan or the devil as defined by the Christian tradition. They don't work black magic because they know whether in this world or the astral world,whatever they do comes back three times three times three.If they do good stuff they will be rewarded, if they do bad stuff they will pay the price.Witches have a saying that goes: Ever mind the rule of three what you send out comes back to thee. Real witches do not hurt people physically, mentally, spiritually or magically.They have taken an oath to help people, not hurt people. Witches do not use satanic symbols. The witches' pentacle, or the five pointed star with a circle around it represents the four elements of life, and the body surrounded by the love of the spirit.Witches believe that life upon the earth is not a burden to be born, but a joy to be learned and shared with others. Most of us have a very different perspective about witches.We usually see them as people supposedly dress in black,have a pale face,and ride on broomstick. Actually, we can never tell who's witch or not by just looking at them. My only animosity towards Christianity, or towards any religion or philosophy of life, is to the extent that its institutions have claimed to be the "only way" and have sought to deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious practice and belief. I hope everyone must recognize that there is more than one path to spiritual fulfillment. We must learn not to desecrate another's symbols of beliefs, for we are all seeking harmony within the One.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
17 Nov 08
They don't work black magic because they know whether in this world or the astral world,whatever they do comes back three times three times three. Actually that is a Wiccan belief which ISNT the same thing as Witchcraft..I'm a Witch and pay no mind to the Wiccan Rede..it holds no bearing on my life whatsoever Witches have a saying that goes: Ever mind the rule of three what you send out comes back to thee. Real witches do not hurt people physically, mentally, spiritually or magically.They have taken an oath to help people, not hurt people Again you are confusing Witches with Wiccans...some Wiccans are Witches but NOT all Witches are Wiccan..make sense? As for harming others...sorry but if I need to take care of something, I'm taking care of it..however I also know what i'm doing and dont just toss things to the wind if that makes sense.
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• Australia
17 Nov 08
How many sects are there in witchcraft? As many as there are witches lol. I take your point Raven, and I have known others in the craft who would pretty much agree with you, but I've also known hedge witches and non-wiccans who follow the rede. Lash
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
17 Nov 08
but I've also known hedge witches and non-wiccans who follow the rede oh without a doubt...I just get annoyed (mildly of course but annoyed none the less LOL) when ppl lump us all together like that and pass off misinformation ya know...just a pet peeve of mine I suppose, and I'm cranky today..
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• Australia
17 Nov 08
Then I'll just think of you as Granny Weatherwax and keep my distance lol. Lash
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• United States
19 Nov 08
Unfourtunately there is an horrible misconception of what we are. You are right most people think that witches are evil and only use magik to hurt others but that is not true! As a practicing witch myself I beleive and made a commitment to Harm None and Help Others. So I would have to say that withces are good and not evil.
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• Philippines
21 Nov 08
Yes, thank you. ^_^ Blessed Be
@abyin007 (426)
• India
17 Nov 08
they are bad because they can give us anything we want but will cheat us at the end. For example , near our place some one didn't black magic to get a birth. the women get pregnant but the born child have no legs and cant speak...
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• Australia
17 Nov 08
What a load of superstitious rubbish. Lash
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• Philippines
17 Nov 08
I believe so. For us (some christian believers)anything that calls spirits aside from God is evil, and withches really calls spirits. Sprits who passed away already and ask them for their protection or other things they want to. It doesn't desecrating other beliefs I'm just stating fact according to what I believe and I have encountered in my life. I know one who practices witchraft thing and that one is really close to my heart.
@gaaruto (72)
• Philippines
27 Nov 08
for me, as long as they use it in good way, it is good. if beneficial to someone...^_^