Wicca is a positive, Earth-based religion that celebrates the sanctity of life.
Pagan is non-Christian, -Hindu, or -Moslem. Pagan does not equal Satanic or cult.
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All Wiccans follow the Wiccan Rede. The crux of the rede is "Do what thou wilt as long as thou harm none." It covers everything.
Yes. Sex is sacred. It should only be undertaken by responsible people, when it will do no harm to the parties involved. Sex is sacred, and if more teen-agers realized this, perhaps the pregnancy rate would go down.
I have never heard of the "transitions" that you bring up, yet I am aware that the Christian God, being male, does not cause females every year to undergo sex change operations to honor him.
Group sex is not practiced by Wiccans as a religious group! Some people may be comfortable with this, and choose to do so. The majority of groups do not, and our religious ceremonies are as holy and etiquette-minded as yours.
The herbs used in rituals vary based on the season, availability and cost of the herb in question. May I remind you, Mr. Anderson, that a banana can be made into a hallucinogen and that potatoes can be made into moonshine. Would you like to have potatoes and bananas removed from your grocery store?
Marijuana is, just like the group-sex issue, not used by Wiccans in a religious group.
The primary deity of Wicca is a dual diety - the Lord and Lady. They, like Yin and Yang, make up the entire. One cannot exist without the other.
Wicca was recognized as a legal religion by the United States. It's done. Stop discriminating and educate yourself about what this country was founded on - the freedom to practice your religion.
Ginger and Jason Major,