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WICCAN VS WITCH
« on: June 17, 2011, 03:53:00 PM »

I have been reading a lot lately and came across mention of what makes a wiccan as apposed to being a witch. the argument being proposed was that Wiccans are goal oriented to being "GOOD" and reaching for the "LIGHT" as in contrast a "Witch" may choose to play the Devil's advocate at times and be dark. What are your thoughts on this? I feel personally that this is a true thing.
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 04:00:17 PM »

Wicca is a religion and witchcraft is a practice.  You don't have to be a Wiccan to be a witch or vice versa.  There are certain things a person must do/believe to be considered a Wiccan.  None of that is required to be a witch.  We have a couple of Christian witches that post here.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 06:21:08 PM »

There is both good and bad in everyone, it is how we choose to live our lives and react to things around us that determines which side we allow to show. Comes down to....choice....regardless of what you practice.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2011, 07:40:13 AM »

I thought this was going to be a "Who would win in a fight of powers?" thread. *Disappointed*   

But while I'm here, who would win?
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2011, 08:31:59 AM »

Witches would win, of course.
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2011, 10:15:47 AM »

I have been reading a lot lately and came across mention of what makes a wiccan as apposed to being a witch. the argument being proposed was that Wiccans are goal oriented to being "GOOD" and reaching for the "LIGHT" as in contrast a "Witch" may choose to play the Devil's advocate at times and be dark. What are your thoughts on this? I feel personally that this is a true thing.


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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2011, 12:56:38 PM »

Rainin...I was reading an article posted on WITCHVOX, can't seem to find it right now but it mentioned that being a 'Witch" gave one the option, as it were, to do a bit of damage if necessary. That "WICCA" was the promotion of LIGHT and feel good emanations and could not work in the "dark."
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2011, 06:25:50 PM »

Rainin...I was reading an article posted on WITCHVOX, can't seem to find it right now but it mentioned that being a 'Witch" gave one the option, as it were, to do a bit of damage if necessary. That "WICCA" was the promotion of LIGHT and feel good emanations and could not work in the "dark."

So ... you read one article at witchvox... and that's how you came to the conclusion that you shared with us as your very first post? 

Interesting! 




 

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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2011, 06:32:54 PM »

Sounds more like Jewel is asking a question Rainn and after all we learn by asking . An again she could have read a hundred books and only come across this once , so she asked . After all it's kindness to newbie month. oldghost
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2011, 07:05:30 PM »

Sounds more like Jewel is asking a question Rainn and after all we learn by asking . An again she could have read a hundred books and only come across this once , so she asked . After all it's kindness to newbie month. oldghost

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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2011, 10:52:07 PM »

I am not aware of anything in Wicca that would forbid me from cursing someone as long as I am prepared for the reprecussions.  Look up the Crone aspects of the Lady/Goddess.  She aint exactly the friendliest thing in the universe.  Wicca is not all about being Light as you put it.  There has to be a darkside to balance things out.  Balance is very integral in Wicca.
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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2011, 05:00:09 AM »

EBS. "The Dark side of Wicca"  ::)
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2011, 06:34:03 AM »

Wicca is a religion and witchcraft is a practice.  You don't have to be a Wiccan to be a witch or vice versa.  There are certain things a person must do/believe to be considered a Wiccan.  None of that is required to be a witch.  We have a couple of Christian witches that post here.

This...  witchcraft doesn't require religion; it is incorporated into the practice of some religions, but operates beautifully either way. 
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2011, 06:47:55 AM »

...it mentioned that being a 'Witch" gave one the option, as it were, to do a bit of damage if necessary. That "WICCA" was the promotion of LIGHT and feel good emanations and could not work in the "dark."

Emphasis mine...

If we're going to continue this inanity, I might as well jump in and say that this part makes me cringe.

It is utter and absolute nonsense.  Poetically or otherwise.  I for ONE WICCAN point of view am good and tired of fifteen-year-old girls using Rainbow Brites for POPPETS and My Little Ponys as representations of the Divine...AND CALLING IT WICCA because Wicca seems just.."Soooo....I don't know, like, all sweet and light and junk"...

In the "Transient and Mutable Laws of THE World As We Know It(tm)" it states:

Rule NUMBER ONE:  You will not cure if you will not curse; you will not heal if you will not hex.
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Re: WICCAN VS WITCH
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2011, 08:40:35 AM »

EBS. "The Dark side of Wicca"  ::)

I will take that as a complement....  :-p
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