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How do u explain witchcraft and wicca to a christian without getting a bad reaction?

by Al:

My brother knows that I do witchcraft and wicca, and he wants to know what it’s about, but he’s a christian and I don’t want him to react badly and ask me stupid stuff like have I ever put any spells on anyone or can I turn something into a toad etc. So how do I explain it?
my brother is trying to convert me, and so he wants to know what I used to believe in, so I can let go completely…sorry if I didn’t explain that properly.

Answer by Amanda R
You don’t. I know as a Christian I don’t care or want to hear about that crap.

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logicincarnate

I believe the best thing to do is to be completely honest with him about your Wiccan practices. If need be, even go into the history of it. Show him that you have nothing to hide.

If and when he does ask questions, answer them as honestly as possible and don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know.”

Whatever reaction he has, first hear him out and then respond as maturely as possible.

By doing this you show him that you take Wicca seriously and that you intelligently made the decision to practice it.

akasha
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akasha

seems your brother and mine are one of the same closed minded mould don’t let him get to you

Fuguee
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Fuguee

I cannot get over the sheer amount of bigotry in some of these answers! As for explanation, if you have any books, gather them up. Places online like http://www.religioustolerance.org/ really help as well. And keep in mind in the explanation that in the technical sense, a Pagan is anyone who does not practice Christianity or Judaism. I can’t say one way or the other if it will be easy or not. You could always try to start off with humor, like “Have you ever seen a witch before? – There’s one standing in front of you” since so many people… Read more »

Paul G
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Paul G

Go for the True Wicca meaning. Mother Earth and that type of stuff. I am born of a line of witches but chose to be christian. I still use and grow herbs for medicines and meditate. Avoid anything about Goddesses and Green Man.

trinitarianwiccan
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trinitarianwiccan

Wicca is an Earth-based religion that worships the forgotten Gods and Goddesses and the Elements Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit. Wicca is not evil in any way! We believe in the three-fold law which is to harm none and what you give comes back on you three times good or bad. Our spells are like Christian prayers only using nature as our guide.

This is what I usually say to evryone so they don’t freak out too much. And then if they want to know more, I’ll go into more details.

barson
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barson

how do u explain anything to a christian without getting a bad reaction??

Periwinkle
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Periwinkle

First of all explain that it was the religion of all of us in the Uk until Christianity came over here as an import! Then explain that it is a Nature based religion celebrating the passing of the seasons and living in harmony with our planet. Tell him that witches have known that natural remedies etc work forever and that only know are people beginning to go back to the old remedies and plant therapies. Tell him it is nothing whatsoever to do with Devil Worship as the Devil is a Christian invention and we dont believe in God or… Read more »

Jadea
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Jadea

Whether he is Christian or not has no reflection on his reaction what so ever, if he asked about it then tell him, if you are worried about his trying to convert you as you say then simply explain what it is and ask him to respect that, if he cannot then ask him to drop the subject or ignore it respectfully when he brings it up. It does tend to work better if you avoid saying ‘Wicca is like Christianity because of X, Y, and Z’ it is also generally not a good idea to point out that Christians… Read more »

Sutter-Cane
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Sutter-Cane

Ah your Brother be a NecroMonger, bless him, for he is marked by the Mighty Mark of the Beast (Cross)…

icastarr
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icastarr

I love the version of the Bible that explains how wichtcraft is a sin. This is funny because when the bible was written (old or new testament) there was no such thing Witches. Just another case of the Bible being translated improperly.

hoi polloi
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hoi polloi

I vote for (turn him to a frog) so you don’t have to get any reactions from him 🙂
I like the question lol

sxc_laila
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sxc_laila

Well my solution, let them think what they want. It’s what you think about witchcraft that matters.

Pan_24
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Pan_24

Wicca is just an afterthought of paganism, and there are astounding similarities between Christianity and paganism, take for instance the symbols, the pentagram or pentacle if you rather was actually used as a Christian symbol, the 5 points representing the 5 wounds of Christ… I really do think some of the people on here aren’t true Christians as they just use these questions as an excuse to prejudice and belittle others… and I’m not pagan or Wicca before you all start giving me crap… ttfn ;o) and if you’re brother starts acting like a twonk again, send the little snot… Read more »

ozzysheeplover
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ozzysheeplover

kill a goat in front of him and then shag a virgin field mouse he should get the idea

spamahoy
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spamahoy

He’s probably worried that his siter is self deluded into belieiving she has magic powers. You don’t, no Wiccans do, so he won’t be worried about you turning into a toad. Wicca is a hoax started by masochist and Crowley disiciple Gerald Gardner so he could be beaten by strong willed women, according to the book Crafting The Art of Magic by Adian Kelly. http://usminc.org/oldreligion.html There several dozen verses in the Bible that state worship of pagan gods and goddesses, sorcery, divination, etc., are all against the Christian religion. http://usminc.org/xtianwicca.html Wicca is plagarized in part from the writings of Aleister… Read more »

celticwoman777
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celticwoman777

The practice of Wicca and witchcraft are sins. That is why your brother wants you to convert to Christianity. He loves you and wants you to go to heaven when you die. Please listen to what he is saying to you. Pray about it. And I pray that you will accept our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ, into your life. God bless!

lane.montgomery
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lane.montgomery

Christians believe the will of G-d is perfect and rely on Him for strength and salvation. They believe that the Spirit of G-d sustains all creation. They seek to better understand G-d and His manifestations and want to align themselves closer with His will. They believe by uttering prayers that they can change their destiny or gain strength from G-d. They believe they are weak and require grace from Jesus to be righteous. They believe in an afterlife. Wicca is not so different from Christianity. It just has less narrow definitions of things like who or what G-d is or… Read more »

Namon
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Namon

If your brother is trying to convert you he is unlikely to accept anything you say about your beliefs in a good way. Just be honest and deal with his questions however silly they might seem. Since Wicca is so free form and there is no definitive one way to approach it explain the tenets carefully. A belief in the Divine as neither male nor female, but encompassing both, through the archetypes of God and Goddess, by many names and aspects. A belief in the Divine being present in all things, including nature and animals, which engenders a respect for… Read more »

pandora the cat
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pandora the cat

As a Christian, he is conditioned to have blind faith and the self-righteous notion that Christianity is right where everything else is wrong. It seems that he is curious and interested in your “faith” (since I don’t know what else to call it-forgive me). You could find some common ground if the both of you went to visit at a Unitarian Universalist “church” (legally a church, not a place of worship, though). UU’s don’t have a religious doctrine or creed, but rather a respect and tolerance for diversity. UU’s are all about sharing their differences, and fellowship, regardless of belief… Read more »

Kithy
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Kithy

Wicca is an earth-based religion, which sees all of Creation as Sacred simply because it is alive. Witchcraft is a tool… a type of psychology one uses to focus on a specific outcome. There really isn’t any way to explain this to people who fear the unknown and have always been told it’s pure evil. Magic is not magic… I know, it sounds stupid, but it is the truth. When someone says magic, most people think of Disney cartoons or Harry Potter (poor guy) and it is nothing like that at all. Just be prepared for the worst. Just glancing… Read more »