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Im catholic and i wanna do witchcraft is that a sin?

so im catholic and i wanna do witchcraft. but people said that if you do you’re following the devil or something. and that your putting other gods before god. and im not putting other gods before god or following the devil. and other people are saying its a sin or whatever. i just want the truth and that it.

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  • Its not a sin to do witchcraft unless you’re doing black magic.As long as you’re using witchcraft to help others or help yourself,then you’re fine.Witchcraft is not evil.It doesn’t follow in the devils footsteps.I,myself am a person who does witchcraft and is Catholic.If you do any bad magic then it’ll shoot back at you ,just know that.Plus dont listen to those people who say it is a sin or you’re following devils footsteps,because those people probably sinned more than you have.Also you wont go to hell if you do witchcraft unless you do black magic that affects the changes in normal behavior.Its all about balance.

  • hmm.. me too.. I’m a catholic , wants to know witchcraft..
    My hopes are just wavered bcoz of the negative comments
    and I didn’t followed the devil nor following the devils work…
    is it really a sin?
    is it against the law of the church?
    all I need is a yed or no answer..

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  • Me too. I want to practice witchcraft but I’m a catholic.
    I just need a Yes Or No answer.
    But if witchcraft really a sin.
    I’ll better quit.

    But I believe in christ
    and I don’t want to follow the devil

    My Hope to practice witchcraft is wavered bcoz of some negative comments.

    Is it really a sin to practice witchcraft when ur a Christian?

    YES or NO?

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  • WHY do you want to practice witchcraft?

    To control various situations? Catholics are supposed to allow God to be in control.

    To manufacture the results you want? Catholics are supposed to trust God and say, “Not my will but Your will be done.”

    Because you think you’d like the feeling of power? That’s the sin of Adam & Eve, right there.

    I agree that you can practice witchcraft without following the devil, but you certainly cannot practice witchcraft and be Catholic at the same time.

  • Catholics believe that witchcraft is the devils work and that it is evil, that is their ideas. True magik relates to the intend of the witch as to the outcome.
    so choose a religion and go with their values and beliefs or go with something else you can have both.

  • Good grief, someone said magick is a system not a religion. Vodou is a religion best beloved and Hoodoo is a practice. The cross symbol to us is NOT the same meaning as the cross symbol in christianity. For us it symbolises the crossroads between the living world and the spirit world.
    Vodou actually incorporates the psalms because when the slaves were forced under threat of torture and death to follow the catholic faith the ancestors of the day discovered that the catholics were using the same saints as they were just under a different name. hence they still worshipped Damballa they just matched him up with st patrick! Ingenious!

  • In the Catholic Catechism witchcraft, sorcery and superstition are treated under the first commandment, ‘Thou shall have no gods before Me (God)’. It is not as though the Catholic Church denied the power of witchcraft or magic, but rather the Church insists that religious worship is an end in itself (i.e., to offer thanks to our Creator) and not a means to some other end. Any religious system which uses spiritual power as a means to an end (e.g., carrying a charm to increase luck, poking a doll to hurt an enemy, drinking a potion to increase fertility, offering a sacrifice to help the crops) fall under the category of superstition or magic. The same kind of attitude can be held by a person who practices his Christianity and/or Catholicism purely for private gain – e.g., receives baptism because he believes it will give him good luck. If the Catholic belief that God is ‘Almighty’ (as we pronounce in the creed) holds true, then He needs no assistance from other spiritual beings (e.g., angels, who serve Him) and we owe worship to Him alone, who alone can make us happy.

  • Catholic Church teaches:

    All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one’s service and have a supernatural power over others – even if this were for the sake of restoring their health – are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion.

    These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons.

    Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another’s credulity.

    For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, section 2117: http://www.nccbuscc.org/catechism/text/pt3sect2chpt1.shtml#2117

    With love in Christ.

  • ignore these ppl and their judgementalism. I am a catholic and I practice hoodoo. Hoodoo is supplication with the saints and angels.

  • no.

    Magic is a system, not a religion. Even Atheists can preform magic. It requires belief in yourself, not belief in any certain higher power.

    Wicca is just one of many faiths that embrace Magic.

    You can be both a Wiccan and a witch, these two words are not the same. None of these words has anything to do with devil worship.

    One of the biggest sore points among Wiccans is the improper usage of the terms “Wiccan” and “Witch”. Too many people use the terms interchangeably, presuming that they both mean the same thing. They do not.

    Wiccan
    Wicca is a religion, and someone who follows that religion is called a Wiccan. Sometimes it can be difficult to accurately define Wicca, and not all Wiccans will define themselves the same way. Observing the 8 Wiccan Sabbats, honoring the Gods and/or Goddesses, creating sacred space for rituals, to name a few. Many traditional Wiccans also feel that belonging to a coven is also a requirement and that those who practice their religion as a solitary, should not refer to themselves as Wiccan. Personally, I’m still not sure on that point. Typical Wiccans also practice magick, and therefore are also witches. You cannot be a “natural Wiccan” any more than you could be a “natural Christian”.

    Witch
    The practice of witchcraft is not associated with any religion, therefore you can be a witch and yet also be a member of any number of religions (or none). Using the natural energies within yourself, along with the energies of herbs, stones or other elements to make changes around you is considered witchcraft. Though the skills and gifts that are part of witchcraft can be inherited from parents or grandparents, you aren’t automatically a witch just because your grandmother may have been one. The use of magick takes practice, experience and learning. On a side note, a male witch is called a witch, not a warlock.

    Pagan
    While I’m explaining terminology, I thought I would throw in “Pagan” as well. Paganism refers to a variety of non-Christian/Jewish/ Islamic religions that are usually polytheistic and are often nature-based. Wicca is only one Pagan religion, but there are others such as Santeria, Asatru, or Shamanism. Many people do not necessarily identify with a specific religion, and just use the broad term “Pagan” to define their spiritual path. Pagan religions are distinct and separate from each other, and it should not be assumed that they are just different names for the same faith.

  • no way is it a sin…nor are you following the devil…you CAN still keep your Catholic faith and go through witchcraft…I myself am a Catholic studying older magickal practices…as far as being a witch goes…I prefer NOT to label myself as such because i am looking into Voodoo/Hoodoo rituals as well…I encourage you to keep your Catholic faith if you decide to practice Witchcraft or any other magickal practices…God will not get upset or throw a temper tantrum over your decision to practice witchcraft he is not a two year old kid…he knows you are still keeping your faith in him and not a devil worshiper Witchcraft is about healing and communication…any type of spell you do is the same thing as prayer to god to create and bless life…Think of spells as planting a tree or a baby being concieved in the mother’s womb…if you are looking for spells done the Harry Potter Hocus Pocus way…which I doubt you are…then those types of spells do not work ever

    EDIT: BRING ON THE THUMBS DOWN but Jesus himself did the craft and he certainly isn’t evil!!! I’m glad to keep in touch with my catholic faith and still practice Magick…which I why I concider myself a Catholic that practices older traditional Magick…am I a Witch or a Wiccian? No…I practice spells and rituals from OLDER witchcraft as well as working on voodoo/hoodoo…I do not practice newer traditions because I fully don’t agree with the Wiccan Rede

  • im also 100% catholic and i love the idea of the supernatural so one day i seriously wanted to do so witchcraft just to see if “powers” and “magic” were real, but before i did it i talked to a priest about it, hes a close friend so he understood my curiosity ….so he decided to take me a exorcism that he was planned to do in a couple weeks, and he said if i “enjoyed” the real magic then i should do what ever i wanted….after that night, never EVER did i want to delve in the dark arts agian, the devil is real and can find a way into you through dark arts and magic, so BE SERIOUSLY CAREFUL IN WHAT YOU PLAN TO BE A PART OF

  • don’t listen to what other people say!
    if you want to do witchcraft, then do witchcraft because YOU want to do it. you don’t have to tell other people that you’re doing witchcraft if you don’t want to
    but I’d say go for it! just be careful around your parents if they are against wicca.

  • not if you can put the difference in your mind between worshiping a false idoul, and preforming a ritual, rituals are just energy manipulatuion, but some people mix them up with religion

  • It’s basically up to you. How set are you in your beliefs as a Catholic. Being a Christian means you believe in Jesus, and the Bible, and thus the rules set within. Witchcraft in the eyes of Christianity is indeed a sin, and if you’re set in your catholic ways, it would be a contradiction for a Catholic to want to be a Witch. The idea of Christianity is the goal of heaven and to get there you would have to follow the rules of the religion. Witchcraft goes against those rules.

    But to each their own. If you are really interested, it’s up to you if you want to practice.

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