What is Wicca

What is Wicca?
Wicca is a religion within the Pagan path. Most Wiccans follow the rule of “harm none” and believe that what you put out into the universe will come back to you threefold. For the Wiccan, before doing anything with magick, they must consider all the consequences of what may happen. If they find that anything bad will happen, they should not complete the rite or spell. Because Wicca falls under the Pagan umbrella, those outside of the religion often believe that it has to do with Satanism. Satan is a Christian belief and Wiccans do not believe in this entity.
The religion of Wicca, is considered an old religion and many are trying to follow the old ways. This can be difficult because much of the information about the old ways were passed down through word of mouth and pictograms. The times when this was practiced in the old times, many did not read or write so much was passed down through the family by word and by doing. Gardener was one of the first Wiccans to publish information on the religion. Many consider him one of the founders of modern Wicca because of this.
Christians still persecute Wiccans and others of the Pagan paths because of certain passages in the bible. However, much of what is in the bible may have been created to try to scare those who practiced in the old time to convert to Christianity through fear. The old ways were practiced under ground for many years because of this fear and because of the burning times. This was when mostly women were put in prison and put to death because they were thought to be witches. Even today there are still many misconceptions about Wicca, such as that Wiccans are working with the devil and other demons. This is probably something that will never change.

References:
All About Religion Wicca Religion Author Hank Hanegraaff https://www.allaboutreligion.org/wicca-religion.htm
The Celtic Connection What is Wicca Author Herne wicca.com/celtic/wicca/wicca.htm
The Gospel Coalition 9 Things you Should Know About Wicca and Modern Witchcraft Author Joe Carter https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/arti ... itchcraft/

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