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redwood path 2

wee survey

Posted by porknbeans on 2006.07.19 at 11:20

Comments:


stark404
stark404 at 2006-07-19 13:09 (UTC) (Link)
1. Do the God and Goddesses of Wicca actually exist?

As actual, sentient energy forms? My vote is "maybe." I'm not completely sold yet.


2. If they actually exist, how do you know they exist?

To know something exists, I would have to have some form of appropriate communication with it. There has to be some kind of recognizable interaction.


3. If your tradition contradicts the tradition of another Wiccan, can they both be objectively true?

You could ask the same thing of any two members of opposing Christian beliefs. My answer would be, there is a Truth out there, but we can't both be right if we are that diametrically opposed.


4. How do you feel about believe in the religion to you desires? (edited to add: I have no idea what she meant by this)
Question unclear, no intelligent response possible.


5. If you cater/ construct your religion according to our desires, then isn't it nothing more than your own invention?
That's always the risk. Faith is unproveable. Nevertheless, I feel that it's important to have a faith that you have studied and tried, for yourself, and not to just take things others tell you at face value. Just because "that's the way my grandaddy did it" doesn't mean it's true or right. "Sincere" can be sincerely wrong.


6. Is Wicca able to be shown to be false or is it all non-verifiable ideas?

That's with any religion. It's too subjective.


7. If your spells and incantation produce results, how do you know that the power behind the results is good or not?

This is always a big question. First, my counter question would be, why would anyone meddle with something if they are not ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN of its benignity? Secondly, my response is, that's why I don't do spells and incantations right now, because I'm not sure what I'm working with yet.


8. How do you know that there isn't something more sinister behind Wicca? (edited to change "is" to "isn't")

If there's any question, then why would a person even be involved with Wicca?


9. Why do you think that rituals dealing with candles, knives, and such are able to affect nature?

It's all in the intent, isn't it? The symbols mean something to the practitioner.
the traveller
porknbeans at 2006-07-20 14:33 (UTC) (Link)
To know something exists, I would have to have some form of appropriate communication with it. There has to be some kind of recognizable interaction.

Intruiging response...worth mulling over.
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