okay, one more time! there are NO fucking christian witches. before saying they are and looking ignorant. i suggest you TRULY understand what being a pagan or wiccan is all about! WE do NOT acknowledge the christian god or the christain’s satan.
I think, my dear, that you are the one who is confused. Perhaps it is because you haven’t met many other witches. Perhaps it is due to inexperience or a lack of research. I don’t want to believe that it’s because you’re going around wearing fluffy little blinders, but it could be because of that too.
There are indeed such things as Christian witches. There are pagans who acknowledge both the Abrahamic God and Satan and Lucifer. There are pagans who identify as Satanist or Luciferian. Attempting to speak for those you do not know with the use of the royal-pontifical “we” is extremely presumptuous…especially when you’re so very, very wrong.
Witchcraft is a secular practice. As the name implies, it is a CRAFT. Witchcraft is not a religion, unless a practitioner ascribes religious significance to their workings. Witchcraft can be PART of a religion, but the craft in and of itself does not “go against” any other religion. If you’d bothered to do any reading on the subject, you’d know that Christian folk beliefs are FILLED with what we would call magic. Talismans, blessings, divinations, spells, curses, and superstitions abound. The only difference is that they invoke their God and perhaps the name of a saint, rather than a non-Christian deity.
“Witch” doesn’t necessarily mean “Wiccan.” “Pagan” doesn’t necessarily mean “Wiccan,” and neither does it necessarily mean “Witch.” And chances are, you’re not properly Wiccan either, unless by some random happenstance, you are an apprentice to or an initiate of a properly-lineaged Gardnerian coven. Chances are, you’re actually Neo-Wiccan, and from the look of things, getting your information from some grossly incorrect sources.
Chances are, you don’t actually know what you’re talking about.
And it is THAT sort of blind ignorance, rather than the stereotypes that you insist on spouting at the top of your lungs, that gives pagans everywhere a bad name.
You don’t get to tell people how they identify. You don’t get to decide what other people believe, or what they call their practice. You don’t get to tell them what they are or are not, and to believe otherwise is not only incredibly oppressive, it’s downright RUDE.
While it’s true that many people do not fully understand what being pagan means or is “all about,” I don’t think you do either. And until you do, I strongly suggest you refrain from opening your mouth, lest your ignorance show. Again.
Thou shalt checkest thyself before thou wreckest thyself, my child.