How can you explain to someone that the Wiccan religon is not stupid?

My entire family thinks its a load of bulls**t, I dont know what to do or say to help them understand that it is just another religon in our world.

18 thoughts on “How can you explain to someone that the Wiccan religon is not stupid?

  1. Unfortunately, the problem is that all religions seem like that load in question when examined logically.

  2. If they are close-minded, which they seem to be, there’s little likelihood of changing their minds or opinions.

    I’d suggest pointing out to them that they’re not being accepting, tolerant, and even minutely understanding. They’re your relatives, they’re supposed to at least care enough to listen to your point of view, even if they don’t agree with it.

  3. People don’t usually like being told about other religions. Some people, unfortunatley cannot be swayed. Your best bet is to just leave them be and enjoy the practises on your own. If they start bugging you about it, tell them to go **ck themselves because its your choice to beleive what you want and not anyone elses.

  4. It would be like Harry Potter trying to convince people what he is doing is Magic and not tricks .

  5. They are right – and even worse it will save you a space in Hell to be tormented by the originator of Wiccan – satan –

    Right now he is laughing and torturing past wiccans in Hell.

    Don’t play – seek Truth and your God and Savior in Jesus!

  6. Wicca uses demons, which is deathly dangerous. And wicca rejects the truth that Jesus is God and Savior. So wicca is false.

    Jesus is God, and Jesus loves you so very much! 😀

    Salvation is a FREE GIFT that happens in a split second when you believe in Jesus alone to save you! It is impossible to lose or “leave” salvation (John 6:39-40, 1 John 5:13).

    The truth about Jesus is that the only way to be saved and to get into heaven and avoid being sent to eternal hell, is by believing in faith alone that Jesus, who is God, died for our sins on the cross as FULL PAYMENT for all our sins, and then Jesus rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Believe this and you will be in heaven, no matter what!

    Please pray now: “Jesus, please forgive me of my sins. I believe that You died on the cross for my sins and You rose from the dead. Thank You for eternal life!” You will be in heaven with Him forever when you die. 🙂

  7. How old are you? I’m guessing you’re some 13-year-old girl who wants to call herself a witch, in which case I would laugh at you too.

    Wicca is a serious religion practiced by serious people.

  8. It is not stupid but it is outright demonic. It is really witchcraft in practice. Wiccans worship satan and many of then eventually suffer from demonic possession.

  9. There are a variety of pagan books that can either give you advice, or are designed for your family, to help explain the nature of your beliefs.

    “The Truth About Witchcraft Today” by Scott Cunningham goes into both folk magic and Wicca. You could use some of it as a base for conversations with your family.

    “Pagans and Christians” by Gus diZerega might help if your family is Christian. It could be a great resource for you to read, or for your family to read. It is divided into four parts: the first is all about pagan spirituality; the second part is Christian criticisms of Wicca, and his responses to them; the third part is pagan criticisms of Wicca (which might not be helpful if you’re trying to get your family to accept you); and the last is the conclusion.

    There are others too, but hose are two that I have at home with me.

    Witchvox will also have essays about people’s personal experience in this area.

  10. Frankly, and I say this as a Wiccan, it depends on the type of Wicca you’re practicing.

    Some types of Wicca are utter dreck.

  11. Well, there are going to be people who think that of any religion.
    I became Wiccan in my early 20s and it took my mother about 10 years to begin to accept and respect that it was my faith and not some passing fad. It’s sad when your family will be insensitive to your feelings about something that holds so much meaning to you, but really there is little you can do to change them.

    Here are some tips from my experience:

    1) Arguing with them can often just make you upset and make you look even stupider in their eyes, so I recommend not trying to argue or defend your beliefs. If they want to make fun of it, or put it down, just be quiet and let them, walk away as often as possible, or tune them out when they start on it. Tell them, “I don’t want to talk about my religion or listen to you go on about it if all you’re going to do is put it down, thank you,” but only if they push.

    2) Do NOT try to explain it to them unless they are truly being sincere asking questions– you’re not going to gain their sympathy, you’re just give them more fuel. Give up the hope of making them understand how wonderful Wicca is– rather, try to get them to respect the fact that you have a right to your beliefs.

    3) If they really make you feel like crap, let them know, without trying to defend Wicca or explain it to them. Leave Wicca specifically out of it and focus on your feelings, for example, say, “you know, it hurts when you make fun of me about things I believe. I don’t bother you, so can you please stop?”

    4) Keep your beliefs to yourself. Don’t bring up Wicca, don’t start talking about how wonderful it is or if people are talking about something don’t bring up, “Wiccans believe…” Don’t talk about how your holidays are coming up this weekend (just say you have something private to do and you’ll be in your room). Don’t wave tools around them or offer to do Tarot readings or spells for them. You don’t need to do anything that is just going to draw negativity to yourself.

    5) Don’t fight fire with fire. Don’t start mocking their beliefs, or lack thereof. Respect their beliefs and their right to believe it, even if they aren’t giving you the same respect.

    6) Practice Wicca and live your life… grow and learn. If Wicca is right for you, it should have a positive impact. Allow yourself to gain wisdom and learn lessons through Wicca. Some day they may realize that this is an important part of your life, and that you are benefitting from it, and they may eventually at least leave you alone about it.

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