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Cultrix_Deorum said...

Who can afford to buy them with the economy in the pits? Seriously, I think it is sheer lunacy to charge that much for housing in Chattanooga, whether it's near a river or not.

October 26, 2008 at 8:38 a.m.
Cultrix_Deorum said...

I am a Pagan, a followerer of the Religio Romana path. This means that I follow the relgious practices of pre-Christian Rome, but I make certain consessions for the fact that I live in the 21st century.

I think that the author of this book is under the misconception that everybody that is Pagan is also Wiccan. Not every practicing Pagan is Wiccan, which should have been made clear. There are those who are reconstructionists, such as myself, and many other different types of paths that fall under the Pagan header. Wiccans are Pagan, but not every Pagan is Wiccan.

My problem with this book is that I get the feeling that it was specifically written in oreder to try to convert Pagans to Christianity. I don't want to convert, thank you very much, and I think that it is mildly insulting to assume that Pagans/Wiccans need to be 'saved'. Saved from what? From happily practicing a religious path that makes them happy and speaks to them? I say let people practice what they want to and just worry about your own life.

Also I would like to disagree with the stance that a person who's Christian can't practice witchcraft. You can be of any religious path and practice witchcraft. There have been Christians practicing folk magic since the dawn of Christianity so to say that it can't happen is ridiculous. There is a difference between being a witch and being Wiccan. Some Wiccans practice it and some don't, just like some Pagans practice it and some don't.

Many Pagans, Wiccan or not, respect their dead ancestors and venerate them. This also happens in Catholism when the Day Of The Dead is celebrated. Saying that it is a purely Pagan/Wiccan trait is false.

I would suggest that the author of the book, and the author of this article, should have done a bit more research on the subject. Having a Pagan/Wiccan point of view in the article would have been a good thing to have, because there are a ton of misconceptions included in it that could have been countered by a person who is actually Wiccan/Pagan.

October 25, 2008 at 3:15 p.m.
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