First let me welcome you to this forum. All people are welcome here as long as we maintain the atmosphere of mutual respect that I have strived to acheive.
If you want to know what Paganism and Wicca are all about, please refer to the links on the start page. To access them Click Here (or you can get to them by going to the start page and clicking under "More Information")
Now let me tell you what Paganism is NOT.
~We are not satanists. We neither believe in nor worship any satanic deity. Satan is a Judeo/Christian concept, not a Pagan one.
~We do not perform ritual sacrifices. EVER
~We do not perform "black magic". We do use spells, mostly for healings, and we always ask permission of the person we are directing energy towards.
~ We do not hold wild sexual orgies
~We do not proseletize. We feel that Paganism is the best way of life for us, and we are extremely serious about our spirituality. We don't however, feel the need to recruit or "save" anyone else. We respect the fact that everyone should have the right to practice their own path without prejudice or harrassment.
And a special message to Christians:
You are very welcome here. We have had many Christian members of this forum. We will be happy to answer any questions you have.
BUT-If you are here to convert us, save us, spread the word of Jesus, or advise us that we are going to "hell" because we don't follow your path, please know that you are wasting your time.
Most of us are former Christians, and are very happy with the path we are on now. We have studied many religions, spiritual paths, and philosophies. Paganism is Truth for us.
If you wish to learn more about us, all you have to do is ask. And please keep an open mind. We will show you tolerance and respect and ask the same in return
Edited 4/19/2003 1:56:55 PM ET by Tarty (RAVENGIL)