LadyCatW asked this question on 2/26/2000:
I have had discussions - both on and offline - in regards to a crisis of faith within Wicca.
In my experience, it very much relates to what you believed as you grew up. One who was raised a Christian, but follows another path in adulthood may tend to "fear hell" - whereas someone raised as an athiest or agnostic will more "fear delusion."
What are your experiences? And how do you deal with them?
bogii gave this response on 2/26/2000:
Merry Meet, This was one of my biggest problems when I was first starting out learning wicca. I had been raised a JW. You can imagine my talking to souls who had moved on and telling people to answer the phone before it rang did not go well. Nor did my actually talking to god(who is now my Greater Power) and than correcting the bible lmao. I went through it all. Lots of programming. That stuff is hard to shake. So once I started in Wicca the first thing I did was ask for guidence.The great thing about wicca is it makes it so easy to go to the God/Goddess and ask for help. That night I had the most profound dream of my life. I saw my place in the Universe and everyone else's. I saw how loved all of us are. I also saw that no matter what peoples faith they still were heading to the same place. After that I never had a worry about it again. When My mother in law a catholic became interested in wicca. She began having the same worries. She too went straight to the source and asked for help and had much the same experience. She now manages to balance being a Wiccan and a Catholic and from what I have seen she is a happier person.
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