Not too long ago a good friend sent me this article: http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usnj&c=words&id=15275 The author is a Wiccan philosopher. I wanted to respond to it for my friend, and even for myself, as it helps to articulate a position you disagree with. The following is somewhat of a rough sketch, and I’m sure I didn’t get to everything in it. It’s not a response to Wicca per se, but to the philosophical underpinnings highlighted throughout.Here it is:
Alright so here are some of my initial thoughts. The author is clearly using a particular jargon, at times using terms only someone familiar …
It appears as though Wicca is by nature incapable of answering the difficult questions asked of it in the most recent post in this series. It might be suggested that some mistakes have been made with regard to something that has been said concerning either Wicca or the questions asked of it. Someone might suggest that mistakes or misunderstandings of Wicca or its implications have come about. For example, it could be that the main source used for this series, Essential Wicca, is unreliable. It might also be that this book alone is simply not …
Protestant Christians believe in five Solas. They include Scripture alone which teaches salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for the glory of God alone. These principles stem from the Word of God as properly understood by God’s people throughout the centuries. The Church holds up the whole of Scripture as the infallible, inerrant, authoritative, and sufficient Word of God. This objective revelation is to inform the thoughts and behavior of every person who is created in the image of God (namely, everyone). The revelation of God to …
October 31 is an important day for two religions in particular. Protestant Christians recognize that October 31, 1517 is generally taken to mark the beginning of the Protestant Reformation while Wiccans celebrate Samhain.
Wicca is a Pagan religion. Pagan religions are not Judeo-Christian in origin (6). While there are no non-Pagan varieties of Wicca, there are non-Wiccan varieties of Paganism. This article will focus primarily upon Wicca, but many of the same observations can be made concerning Paganism as well.
Paul Tutéan and Estelle Daniels are the authors of Essential Wicca. Daniels, who is an …