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(Patheos)   In other news, there are atheist Witches, believing in magic, but not God   (patheos.com) divider line 10
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2013-05-01 11:19:12 AM
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RedPhoenix122: Please explain the ironic tag.


They don't believe they're made of wood.
2013-05-01 02:54:17 PM
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Mugato: In before a bunch of condescending blowhards get pedantic about precise definitions of various made up bullshi---

I am wayyy too late.


By a few thousand years.
2013-05-01 02:07:32 PM
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I flirted briefly with Wicca while I was still in my spiritual searching phase. At least until my natural empiricist side showed itself. Some guy claimed that his 'spirit guide' or whatever made him immune to fire and gave him the ability to levitate. So I set his coat on fire and pushed him over a balcony. Not a high balcony, but enough to prove that his abilities were not available on demand. I was not a good Wiccan.
2013-05-01 12:33:05 PM
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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.


They meet in Sigil.
2013-05-01 12:29:33 PM
1 votes:
If there is no god, explain how jesus was able to tap dance on a cracker.
2013-05-01 12:11:49 PM
1 votes:
In before a bunch of condescending blowhards get pedantic about precise definitions of various made up bullshi---

I am wayyy too late.
2013-05-01 12:05:05 PM
1 votes:

t3knomanser: 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 have known a number of atheist occultists. They don't believe in gods-as-actual-entities, but gods-as-human-generated-psychic-phenomena. A few even take the stance that gods are simply a thing you invent, as needed (but using/invoking existing gods lets you take advantage of the consensus belief behind them).

It's all very esoteric, and mostly stupid.


Works for Discworld...
2013-05-01 11:54:31 AM
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royone: This is in the geek section why?


Because devil worship and witchcraft is caused by D&D?
2013-05-01 11:52:35 AM
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royone: This is in the geek section why?


Because there isn't a "really stupid sh*t" tab?

/well, besides Politics
2013-05-01 11:39:16 AM
1 votes:
Esme Weatherwax would like to have a word, Subs
 
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