wiseolddude: An actual atheist believes in no gods of any kind.
Rwa2play: From what I got, it seems that witches don't believe in one, omniscient supreme being in the universe, but rather many of them.
ZeroCorpse: Witchcraft isn't always about worship, and magick is not always about manipulating the world around you.
Rwa2play: t3knomanser: Rwa2play: Really?! Do they not realize how hypocritical that label is?!It's not really hypocritical. Unexpected, perhaps, since atheism implies some kind of skeptical thinking and that sort of spiritualism isn't exactly the most skeptical standpoint to take.Uh, sorry but from what I understand someone who believes in atheism shouldn't be an occultist. That's like being someone who believes in gravity but then doesn't believe that objects fall.
Rwa2play: See, not to offend any atheists in the thread: but unless you have a 100% explanation as to what happened before the Big Bang and even before that, I can respect your stance, just don't see the logic behind it.
Mugato: In before a bunch of condescending blowhards get pedantic about precise definitions of various made up bullshi---I am wayyy too late.
Fano: They meet in Sigil.
ReverendJasen: Yes, but no more or less stupid than deistic systems. Just different.
t3knomanser: It's all very esoteric, and mostly stupid.
Rwa2play: Telos: Rwa2play: Some 'Splainin' To Do: Rwa2play: From what I got, it seems that witches don't believe in one, omniscient supreme being in the universe, but rather many of them.I've had a lot of friends in pagan circles and my takeaway is that there are as many strains and variations in pagan belief as there are pagans. Are some of them polytheists? Yup? How about monotheists? Sure thing! Agnostics? Gotcha. Atheists? Why not!I'd be more surprised if there was some basic theological position that pagans haven't staked out.Then I guess you could say I'm weird in the fact that, as a spiritual Agnostic, not only do I believe that there is a supreme being in reality itself, but there are deities just below that that affect everyday life in one form or another.That's not particularly different than Christianity, you realize that right? God, Angels, Guardian Angels...Except I rejected Christianity as a whole for being full of shiat and hypocritical, or at least how a Christian interprets what a supreme being wants. Who are we to know what that being wants. I also accept the fact that there are other religions with their own sets of deities and demons and that they may exist in the same ethereal plane.
RedPhoenix122: Please explain the ironic tag.
skozlaw: There is no Thor. Thor cannot have any impact on the world.
skozlaw: There is no confusion here unless, like you've chosen to do, somebody goes waaaaaay out of their way to try and create it.
Rwa2play: Really?! Do they not realize how hypocritical that label is?!
royone: This is in the geek section why?
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