sfh822 asked this question on 4/13/2000:
I would like to know if anyone of you are worried that this particular interest is detrimental to whether or not you will go to heaven or hell,most people would say you are seeking spirit -ualism. Please respond a.s.a.p very interesting topic.
minerva gave this response on 4/14/2000:
Wicca imposes no restrictions on its practitioners. Some change to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle so as not to eat any foods that resulted from the death of an animal, but this is not a generalized practice. Neo-pagan authors have different points of view on certain issues, but something they all have in common is tolerance, and the acknowledgement that there are many (and not only one) paths to the supreme deity. Neo-pagans learn to assume responsibility for the choices they make in their lives, and the consequences these entail, instead of blaming something or someone outside of themselves. Neo-paganism does not teach nor acknowledge the existence of any entity being the embodiment of evil (for example, the devil). Nor do they believe in the concept of original sin, since everyone is responsible for their own actions.
Wiccans are not bound by a list of "Thou shalt nots". The only suggestion (as opposed to a requirement) is for them to be ready to teach those who have already expressed an interest in studying the tenets of the Craft. Wiccans neither recruit nor "convert", nor will you find them preaching in a street corner. One who is interested in learning must find them and make first contact, and in some cases apply for admission or acceptance. This is thus because of the great amount of prejudice, intolerance, and outright persecution that still exist in our society.
This lifestyle is about love and tolerance. It is also about healing and empowerment, being able to fend for yourself and stand up on your own two feet. Is about making the so-called "supernatural" a natural part of your everyday life.
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