Question by Mackenzie: More probing questions in my ongoing quest to understand the “nothing is un-Wiccan” philosophy…?
This is for the “Wicca is a specific religion, not anything you want it to be” people:
1) Why do you think people seize on the word Wicca so much? They act like you are stealing Christmas from them by trying to explain that the practices they described to you are not actually Wiccan beliefs and practices, not even by fairly loose eclectic definitions.
2) Why do you think people act like you are somehow trying to invalidate their beliefs and practices if you are trying to point out that by generally accepted core tenets of Wicca, the practice they consider Wiccan is not in fact Wiccan? Where does this hyper-sensitivity come from? Is this like “political correctness” gone wild?
They seem to think you are judging the practices & beliefs, when in fact you are just trying to clarify what it’s called and what it is more accurately associated with.
3) Why do you think people apply this idea to some but not other er religions? Like no one would argue that someone is not Catholic if they’ve never been baptized and worship the Goddess Kwan Yin, or that eating pork and lobster at a Seder is not a Jewish practice.
Answer by Prometheus Unbound
This is just what we need here – more disputes among Wiccans on the finer points of Wiccan theology…
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