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why do people think wicca is devil worship?

I am a closet wicca and it is my observation that most people believe that the wiccan religion is devil worship or witchcraft and this just isnt so. what makes people think this ludicrous idea?

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  1. It’s because most people are uneducated and when they see the pentacle around your neck, they think of the devil because of movies.
    Most people get their beliefs from TV. If it’s bad on TV then it must be bad.

  2. “If it’s not God, it’s Satan.”
    That’s the POV for most Christians.
    They don’t want to open up and see the possibilities of other things, that’s their own call.
    Also, TV gives Wiccans a seriously bad rep.

  3. Because they dont understand it and never tried.The media and the influence of main line religions have given people false information.

  4. Pan is theorized to have been the inspiration for what Satan looked like. Given the use of scare tactics during the rise of Christianity it is of no wonder that it is still ingrained in the uneducated that we do. Some people will listen to reason, others won’t. My focus has always been on living Wicca to the best of my abilities and show that we don’t worship an evil christian being (or eat babies, animal sacrifices, drink blood, etcetc).

  5. this might be why. (no im not being sarcastic. honestly dont care, im just bored)
    -considering the symbol of wicca is the pentagram. which most christians believe is a sign of evil or whatever is relative to that nature.
    -ive read that they worship a God that is specified as “the Horned God” which can be referred (to most people in the world) as the devil.
    -also you may deal with witchcraft or “black magic” which can associate with evil and satanism.
    compliments of Wikipedia. remember… i dont care, im just bored, im just answering a question.

  6. If you are not worshipping God, you worship Satan. If you are not for God, you are His enemy.
    There is no middle ground.
    Deuteronomy 5:6-9 “‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
    “‘You shall have no other gods before me.
    “‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
    You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me
    1 Corinthians 2:14-15 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
    The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.

  7. Ignorance. Sometimes it’s just because they’re sheltered and not allowed to talk to anyone about this kind of stuff (example- homeschooled fundie kids) and sometimes they just don’t want to listen. It’s so ingrained that their belief is the only correct one that everything else seems evil and scary. There’s also that thing of ‘witchcraft’ being punished back in the day, and people still associate pagan beliefs with curses and whatnot.
    @Haven: The horned god you’re referring to is Pan, not the devil, although as someone already said, Pan looks very similar and was probably the inspiration for the traditional image of the devil. It’s not because Pan is evil, but because the people trying to spread Christianity through Europe were trying to put people off pagan religions.

  8. Everything we do is either for 1)God YHWH through Jesus or 2) for Satan, …so which is it?
    There are only 2 choices,..anything that does not give glory to the Father, YHWH/Jehovah, he gives to Satan.
    1 Corinthians 10:20 No; but I say that the things which the nations sacrifice they sacrifice to demons, and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers with the demons.
    1 Cor. 10:31 Therefore, whether you are eating or drinking or doing anything else, do all things for God;s glory.
    Isaiah 8:19 And in case they should say to you people: “Apply to the spriitistic mediums or to those having a spirit of prediction who are chirping and making utterances in low tones,” is it not to its God that any people should apply?
    See also; Deut.18:10, Acts 19:19 ..practiced magical arts brought their books together and burned them up..
    Welcome Jesus, earth’s New King!
    Thanks and Praise to our Father, YHWH,..Jehovah!!

  9. This assertion is relatively rare. The general assertion from some people is that Wicca is evil either because it uses magic or because it is a pagan religion devoid of the centrality of Christ.

  10. Often they are misinformed.
    Also often they are unwilling to believe anything but the worst.
    There are also a lot of really bad websites and books out there that twist truths and downright lie… and people are irresponsible enough to accept these as truth and perpetuate the lies without being intellectually honest and doing objective research.

  11. Because they fear that which they don’t understand. I’m still in the broom closet too, so I know what you mean, sadly.

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