Do you think Wicca (witchcraft) is now some kind of religion?

@inkyuboz (1366)
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
March 26, 2009 11:05pm CST
Personally, I think Wicca has become a religion of sorts. I know some people who would study witchcraft and be making love potions and stuff, and I'm a bit scared of them. I don't know if I'm afraid because I believe in those things or I'm just freaked out at the fact that they can do "stuff" to you if you cross their way. I know there are But seriously, it's almost as if they're capable of hurting as much as helping. What do you think of Wicca?
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Okay first off I want to clear somehting up..Wicca IS IN FACT a recognized religion in North America and has been for sometime..I also want to clear up the fact that WICCA and WITCHCRAFT arent necessarily the same thing..Wicca is quite new in comparison....I am a WITCH but I am NOT Wiccan...As for they can do "stuff" to you if you cross their way But seriously, it's almost as if they're capable of hurting as much as helping LOL well a true Wiccan wouldnt because they follow whats called the Rede..and truth of the matter is ANYONE can do that regardless of religion, magick etc....If a person is going to be vendictive, they're goin to find a way whether its by way of magick or as simple as wishing ill on someone....or in many other ways....Thinking that ppl who are Wiccan, Witches, followers of Vodou (another part of my personal path btw) are automatically "evil" and lean towards naughty ways is such a HUGE mistake....
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• United States
5 Jun 09
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Anytime something includes a set of beliefs it can be classed as a religion. Here in the US there are a lot of beliefs that are considered religions that in other places are not. Wicca is a religion so is witchcraft. Anyone can try to do Magic that will influence you. Most of it is a form of hypnosis. Wiccans are not interested in hurting you. At least, if they are true practicing Wiccans. They are into the Mother Earth and Spiritual stuff. Shalom~Adoniah
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Wicca is a religion so is witchcraft I disagree..Yes Wicca is a religion in North America but Witchcraft IMO isnt a religion at all and as far as I know isnt legally considered one either...They are two similar yet very different things (Wicca and Witchcraft)
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@Galena (9120)
7 Jun 09
Witchcraft is no more a religion than carpentry or glass blowing are. Witchcraft is a skill, not a religion. something that can be practiced by anyone that takes the time and effort to develop that skill.
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28 Mar 09
Wicca is harmless as a religion. They do not even consider harming others.
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@mathss1 (1181)
• United States
27 Mar 09
It maybe a religion Have a gr8 time Njoy
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@alharra (507)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I am a practicing witch and you wouldn't know it unless you asked. As a matter of fact my best friend of three years thought I was a Christian until she actually asked. I never ever do anything to anyone no matter what they do- karma works all of the bad stuff out anyway so why would I waste my time and energy....
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Hi inkyuboz! I don't know all that much about Wicca, but I do have a few friends who practice it and they are not bad people! I think that it is quite a nice religion in fact and I am going to do some reading up on it myself because I am quite curious about it. I definitely can tell you that it is not something to be afraid of! It is a good kind of witchcraft! You should do some research on it yourself and you will see what I mean!
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• United States
5 Jun 09
As a couple of others have already stated Wicca is a religion also Wicca and Witchcraft are NOT the same thing not all wiccans are witches and not all witches are Wiccan I am a Witch but I am NOT Wiccan Wicca is an organized religion whereas Witchcraft is a lifestyle/belief system Even as a NONWiccan witch I dont generally harm people unless they intend to harm me or my family first Wiccans and Witches are generally peaceful loving people
@Eterna (38)
• Canada
5 Jun 09
Agree :)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I'm just here to stalk wtl (shhhh!)
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Mar 09
You certainly have a lot of misconceptions about Wicca and no doubt have the ideas of what witchcraft is via the media such as movies which portrays "witches" as evil...this is so far from the truth as to be funny. People who follow Wicca or any pagan belief aren't going around doing love potions or spells against or for anyone. Wiccans follow the Wiccan Rede which specifies that a follower of this belief cannot harm anyone, it goes against the principles. Wicca is a returning to the old ways--that is non-Christian or Judaic, or Muslim. I was baptized Catholic, confirmed Protestant, followed many of the concepts of Unity and Science of Mind, studied Buddhism, Hinduism, the mystery schools like The Rosicrucian Order. But then some eight years ago started reading up on Wicca and that has been my chosen path to follow since. When followers of Wicca or paganism do "spells",number one it's usually for our own benefit and is really no different in concept to a person going to a church and lighting a candle for a "prayer" as we too use candles for our spells as a means of focusing our intent on our prayer/spell,such as a healing spell Wicca IS a religion and isn't "new" but has been around for quite awhile in concept, and is even recognized by the US Army, so in other words people who follow Wicca and happen to be in the military services cannot be persecuted for their beliefs. Perhaps you should read up on Wicca before you make judgments as to whether it's evil or not...and no it's not. Wiccans have a deep abiding love and respect for all life and is an earth oriented religion...we honor the earth and all it's creatures...does that sound evil to you? We believe in the concept of feminine AND masculine of the Divine or Creator, so in other words we don't believe in a male only God the way the big three religions do Please read this article...its a good introduction to the concepts of Wicca http://www.wicca.com/celtic/wicca/wicca.htm
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Thank you for clearing that up for those who know little of our beliefs!
@AdalieM (1135)
• United States
4 Aug 11
Wicca is a religion, but witchcraft is not. Witchcraft is a practice and everybody can learn and know how to use the forces of nature. Witchcraft is nothing like you see on the movies. Just like with the other religions, there are good and bad people. Wiccans can do stuff but if you cross their way they are likely to just let karma take care of the problem for them. But than again it all depends on the person.
@Eterna (38)
• Canada
4 Jun 09
Many people misunderstand Wicca and Witchcraft. First, Wicca is a neo-pagan nature-based religion that was popularized by Gerald Gardner and who typically worship two deities; the Horned God and the Goddess (Triple Goddess). Although Wiccans practice Magick (Witchcraft), not all witch or wizard is Wiccan. Wiccans morality is based on the Wiccan Rede, resumed in "An it harm none, do what ye will", which is interpreted as "you are free to do what ever you want as long as you don't do something wrong to anyone" and the basic of the Law of Threefold Return, which means that everything you do, good or not, comes back to you to a way or an other... Personally, I prefer to call it a Law of the Universe as this can be applied in a life's daily basis. So, honestly, Wicca is not something you need to fear. Wicca is a very peaceful, harmonious and balanced way of thinking and life which promotes oneness with the divine and all which exists.
• Cebu, Philippines
19 May 09
I have read a book about Wicca i forgot the author but it's for teens "silver something " is the title of that book. Anyway I did some spells and it works, I could still memorize a ryhme for invinsibility ^_^...Everytime I went to bookstore I'm looking for a book something related to Wicca but couldn't find any...Is there any site that is free for info about Wicca, rituals and a live witch itself? I don't think they're bad...
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
29 Apr 09
Wicca is recognized as a religion. I saw books on Wicca and they are most always in the religion section. I do think there is a difference in Wicca and witchcraft. I think that Wiccans worship nature. I could be wrong but it seems I read that somewhere.
@mjsdls (1840)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Define religion. Religion can be anything. Their is a difference between religion and a relationship with God.