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Thursday, May 17, 2007

i personally do NOT hide

who i am and what i practice. i don't talk about it unless asked, but almost all of my workmates know as do all of my friends. they know i'm not sacrificing babies in my basement. i am in total agreement with the woman featured in the article though. most people who don't know me the find out i am stregha, assume i worship the devil. listen up, I DON'T EVEN BELIEVE IN THE DEVIL. i try to live my life as a good person. i try NOT to do evil (i'm not a saint and i have done things i'm not proud of and i'm sure i will in the future too). however, i NEVER wish anyone harm. do you know the witch's crede? i'll tell you (it is said a bit differently here and there, but it basically is:)

an' it harm none, do as you will

Wiccans Keep the Faith With a Religion Under Wraps

DUMFRIES, Va. — Above the woman’s fireplace hangs her wedding picture, taken in a Lutheran church years ago. Below it, on the mantelpiece, is a small Wiccan altar: two candles, a tiny cauldron, four stones to represent the elements of nature and a small amethyst representing her spirit.
The wedding portrait is always there. But whenever someone comes to visit, the woman sweeps the altar away. Raised Southern Baptist in Virginia and now a stay-at-home mother of two in this Washington suburb, she has told almost no one — not her relatives, her friends or the other mothers in her children’s playgroups — that she is Wiccan.
Among the most popular religions to have flowered since the 1960s, Wicca — a form of paganism — still faces a struggle for acceptance, experts on the religion and Wiccans themselves said. In April, Wiccans won an important victory when the
Department of Veterans Affairs settled a lawsuit and agreed to add the Wiccan pentacle to a list of approved religious symbols that it will engrave on veterans’ headstones.
But Wicca in the civilian world is largely a religion in hiding. Wiccans fear losing their friends and jobs if people find out about their faith.
“I would love to be able to say ‘Accept us for who we are,’ but I can’t, mainly because of my kids,” said the suburban mother, who agreed to talk only on the condition of anonymity. “Children can be cruel, and their parents can be even more cruel, and I don’t want my kids picked on for the choice their mommy made.”.............

one of my favorite stories is; a woman at work once got all secretive. she wended her way to my desk and her eyes darted furtively here and there. in a low voice she said, 'i know your beliefs are a bit different than most a rose is a rose. do you celebrate thanksgiving?"

THE ANSWER IS YES I DO. (of course i do it in a different way - but it has NOTHING to do with wicca or stregha. it has to do with my own soul. i celebrate it by fasting. the ONLY DAY i fast.)


Bijoy said...

Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

Biby Cletus

Anonymous said...

Very nicely said . . .

The Wiccans I know (and I know quite a few) tend to be the most honorable and spiritual people I count as friends.

Unknown said...

thanks biby

rick, thanks for the shout out!