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Wiccans?..

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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Before I start... This is NOT a drama post. :) Not wanting to start drama..

I'm a christian.. I'm sure most know what Christianity entails.. But I've never really known what Wiccans believe.. I like to understand other religions, and at least have some idea what their about. 

I believe what I believe, and thats never going to change.. But I think that people should be open to hear, and learn about other religions..

So I've noticed there are quite a few Wiccans on here... What do yall believe? Do you have a god, or someone you worship?

Just curious! :)

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twiliyte
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:47 AM

I personally believe in the Mother Earth (Goddess, Lady or Moon), and the Father Time (God, Lord or Sun). But I can't propose to know what any other Wiccan or Pagan believes, as we are all on different paths to our destination.

Raintree
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:49 AM

I found this for ya-

anetrnlov
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:50 AM

I am Pagan but not specifically Wiccan (which is a branch of Paganism).  Many Wiccans believe in both a female and male aspect of God(dess).  They believe in the rule of three (everything you send out will come back to you three fold), many practice Magick, most reverence and respect for the Earth and everything on it and follow the Wiccan rede:

The Wiccan Rede
(Full Version)




Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust.
Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.

For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out.
To bind the spell well every time, let the spell be said in rhyme.

Light of eye and soft of touch, speak you little, listen much.
Honor the Old Ones in deed and name,
let love and light be our guides again.

Deosil go by the waxing moon, chanting out the joyful tune.
Widdershins go when the moon doth wane,
and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.

When the Lady's moon is new, kiss the hand to Her times two.
When the moon rides at Her peak then your heart's desire seek.

Heed the North winds mighty gale, lock the door and trim the sail.
When the Wind blows from the East, expect the new and set the feast.

When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss you on the mouth.
When the wind whispers from the West, all hearts will find peace and rest.

Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
Birch in the fire goes to represent what the Lady knows.

Oak in the forest towers with might, in the fire it brings the God's
insight.   Rowan is a tree of power causing life and magick to flower.

Willows at the waterside stand ready to help us to the Summerland.
Hawthorn is burned to purify and to draw faerie to your eye.

Hazel-the tree of wisdom and learning adds its strength to the bright fire burning.
White are the flowers of Apple tree that brings us fruits of fertility.

Grapes grow upon the vine giving us both joy and wine.
Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality seen.

Elder is the Lady's tree burn it not or cursed you'll be.
Four times the Major Sabbats mark in the light and in the dark.

As the old year starts to wane the new begins, it's now Samhain.
When the time for Imbolc shows watch for flowers through the snows.

When the wheel begins to turn soon the Beltane fires will burn.
As the wheel turns to Lamas night power is brought to magick rite.

Four times the Minor Sabbats fall use the Sun to mark them all.
When the wheel has turned to Yule light the log the Horned One rules.

In the spring, when night equals day time for Ostara to come our way.
When the Sun has reached it's height time for Oak and Holly to fight.

Harvesting comes to one and all when the Autumn Equinox does fall.
Heed the flower, bush, and tree by the Lady blessed you'll be.

Where the rippling waters go cast a stone, the truth you'll know.
When you have and hold a need, harken not to others greed.

With a fool no season spend or be counted as his friend.
Merry Meet and Merry Part bright the cheeks and warm the heart.

Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow wear the star upon your brow.

Be true in love this you must do unless your love is false to you.

These Eight words the Rede fulfill:

"An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"


Brittanie0327
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:51 AM

I saw that alot of people on that site are talking about the god or goddess within them? Do you all have different gods or goddesses?


Brittanie0327
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:53 AM

So is it more a way of living than a religion? Do all Wiccans worship a god or goddess? And do all wiccans practice magic?

anetrnlov
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Some believe in multiple Gods and Goddesses, some believe in one God and Goddess but that they are called different names by different people, some believe that God/Goddess is energy rather then a being, some Pagans do not believe in any deity.

That's the hard thing about Paganism...we have so many religions/beliefs under the Pagan umbrella there is no black and white answer.

Quoting Brittanie0327:

I saw that alot of people on that site are talking about the god or goddess within them? Do you all have different gods or goddesses?




anetrnlov
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:56 AM

It can be a way of living, a religion and both...for me it is both.

Pagans (Wiccans included) believe in a balance in all things...including deities.  That being said many worship both, some call to those who they feel close to.

Not all Wiccans practice magick.

Quoting Brittanie0327:

So is it more a way of living than a religion? Do all Wiccans worship a god or goddess? And do all wiccans practice magic?



RyansMommy6407
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Good for you, most Christans are very close minded!

Brittanie0327
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Lol... How confusing! :) So, it's more of a to each their own type thing? Is there a certain amount of gods/goddesses? Or do certain people have their own?

Quoting anetrnlov:

Some believe in multiple Gods and Goddesses, some believe in one God and Goddess but that they are called different names by different people, some believe that God/Goddess is energy rather then a being, some Pagans do not believe in any deity.

That's the hard thing about Paganism...we have so many religions/beliefs under the Pagan umbrella there is no black and white answer.

Quoting Brittanie0327:

I saw that alot of people on that site are talking about the god or goddess within them? Do you all have different gods or goddesses?




anetrnlov
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Yes, we are firm believers in to each their own which is great because it is easy for us to accept that each person needs to find their own path.

I don't think there is a certain "amount" of Gods, no.  I have never known anyone to "make up" their own God.  Most of the Gods in Paganism you can read about throughout history.

Quoting Brittanie0327:

Lol... How confusing! :) So, it's more of a to each their own type thing? Is there a certain amount of gods/goddesses? Or do certain people have their own?

Quoting anetrnlov:

Some believe in multiple Gods and Goddesses, some believe in one God and Goddess but that they are called different names by different people, some believe that God/Goddess is energy rather then a being, some Pagans do not believe in any deity.

That's the hard thing about Paganism...we have so many religions/beliefs under the Pagan umbrella there is no black and white answer.

Quoting Brittanie0327:

I saw that alot of people on that site are talking about the god or goddess within them? Do you all have different gods or goddesses?






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