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Blessed Be!!!!!!

September 30, 2009
By JasmineHodges SILVER, Texarkana, Arkansas
JasmineHodges SILVER, Texarkana, Arkansas
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I think its wrong when I get people who tell me or others they are going to hell based on their beliefs. I am a Wiccan and im proud of it. So many people today associate my religion with evil or worshipping the devil or harming/sacraficing others. Real Wiccans wouldnt do any of these things. Diffremt people practice Wicca in diffrent ways but for me i follow the wiccan rede which is harm none do as ye will. If you dont know what that means. It means you shouldn't harm anyone or yourself in anyway. How is that evil? I dont believe in the devil because people create their own evil and not some devil. I do believe their are evil spirits whishing to do us harm. I believe in the All/the goddess and god. I worship the goddess Nyx. I just wish people would become more educated about this religion and stop being so quick to judge when they find out someone is a wiccan or witch.

The author's comments:
What inspired me to write this is the reactions and coomeents I have recieved once people found out about my religion. Maybe by reaing this people would try to understand and find out more information about this religion before judging Wicccans or Witches so quickly. Also im still learning about Wicca as well and I like it a lot.

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I go to an Episcopalian school, my family are Hindus, and I am an atheist. I completely agree with what you are saying, that people of different religions should not be discriminated against. I hate the belief that all atheists are people who sneer at the idea of God, and scorn all religious people for their beliefs. That is a discrimination in itself, but not many people seem to understand that. Very well written, I just think you should organize your thoughts a little more. :)

on Feb. 12 2013 at 10:27 am
Mr.packerbear12 SILVER, Minnesota Lake, Minnesota
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i'm not christian and im not  a jew either but i believe the bible form front to back and what you are writing about is very domonic and om sorry i just did my research on the goddes you worship he's a very domonic goddess.

on Feb. 20 2012 at 8:04 am
The_Earl_of_Zerces PLATINUM, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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on Aug. 28 2011 at 5:51 pm
Tabansi BRONZE, JACKSON, New Jersey
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I can really relate to you. I, personally, draw from many religions.  Mostly Buddhism and Hinduism, but I also practice Wicca from time to time. When I tell people this, they think I'm crazy. But, if hey want to be ignorant, that's fine by me. Great article. Blessed be and Namaste :)

on Aug. 22 2011 at 3:58 pm
andromeda13 SILVER, Barrie, Other
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lol mi feel the same way, i'm farly new too Wicca, so i don't exactly call myself Wiccan, i've been studying it now for a couple weeks. i used too be an athiest, so this is a big thing too me.

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on Jun. 26 2011 at 3:37 am
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i do not think wiccans are evil devil worshiping satanists though i do mock them behind their backs christians to but only because from what i know their both simly a cut and past of other religions or just made up and misunderstood ideas

on Dec. 29 2010 at 6:35 pm
Phantom_Girl GOLD, Ft. Carson, Colorado
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P.S.-It's a great article, content wise, but you may want to organize your ideas a little better. Just my opinion.

on Nov. 15 2010 at 5:25 am
PuzzleLuver SILVER, Powell, Ohio
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Great article. I now know a little bit about Wicca. I am christain so I don't believe in everything you say, but I agree you should learn about peoples religions before saying things about it.

on Nov. 10 2010 at 7:17 pm
Singinstar GOLD, Commack, New York
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 I've recently looked a lot at Wicca and i think that it seems like a really cool and interesting religion. I don't think i could be Wiccan, but i respect that you are.

on Oct. 2 2010 at 12:16 pm
spaghetti15 BRONZE, Harlingen, Texas
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i totally agree with this article. im not a wiccan myself, but i have friends who are and from what i know about it, there is no devil worshipping or anything like that. its actually a very interesting religion. i myself am an atheist and i do get looked down sometimes because of it. so i know how you feel when people trash or talk bad about what you believe in. thanks for putting this up and trying to make people aware :)

on Sep. 3 2010 at 11:34 am
Phantom_Girl GOLD, Ft. Carson, Colorado
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I hate that too.

"I'm a Wiccan."

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"Yeah, that's what I thought. Shut up."

on Sep. 3 2010 at 11:31 am
Phantom_Girl GOLD, Ft. Carson, Colorado
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I agree completely. I am a Wiccan myself. I still can't figure out how a religion that says HARM NONE is evil. And how I can worship a devil that I don't even believe in. Seriously, people. Accusing a Wiccan of worshipping the devil is like accusing an Athiest of worshipping god. It just doesn't fit.

Anyway, great article.

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on May. 1 2010 at 10:23 am
krazykathleen BRONZE, Edwardsville, Illinois
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Being a Christian, I am not familiar with Wicca. I  personally believe in one God and a devil, but I respect your religion and beliefs. I also love how you talked about your religion and didn't just rip other people's religions, like so many other articles on here. I now know more about the Wiccans. Congrats on a nice piece!

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on Apr. 9 2010 at 1:02 pm
ssssss BRONZE, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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I'm a christian and I still understand exactly how you feel. It's the same way for christians. I have been trying very hard to start a christian club at my school and they said that they wouldn't pay for a teacher. I think it's easier for two people that have different religons to get along than someone that has a certain religon and an athiest mainly because they can relate when it comes to descrimination. I know you probably don't want to hear this but try just doing some research on the christian religon and why we believe what we believe. 

on Mar. 18 2010 at 10:53 pm
triciaargh BRONZE, Lake City, Tennessee
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I'm a Wiccan as well, i also worship Nyx. I come from a hardcore Christian family, so i iunderstand your frustrations.
Blessed be(:

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on Mar. 18 2010 at 8:27 am
GypsyRose GOLD, Charlotte, North Carolina
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you worship Nyx....?

on Mar. 4 2010 at 10:29 am
CoNfUsEd_InSaNiTy BRONZE, Jackson, Ohio
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i am wiccan, and i agree with you completely. im new at this stuff. but i believe fully. and i am glad ive finally found someone who feels the way i do with this stuff. :)

on Feb. 13 2010 at 6:21 pm
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on Feb. 3 2010 at 9:08 am
JasmineHodges SILVER, Texarkana, Arkansas
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Thank you. :D