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« Reply #15: September 25, 2007, 02:22:44 pm »

i go to a catholic school. (it was my parents idea because they thought i was falling into the wrong crowd). anyway i am afraid to say anything about my new religion because i will get into trouble. i doubt that i could even wear a pentacle if i wanted. i dont know what to do. i mean it doesnt say in the dress code i cant. but they all fall under the catagory of believing its "the symbol of the devil"
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« Reply #16: September 25, 2007, 02:27:24 pm »

i go to a catholic school. (it was my parents idea because they thought i was falling into the wrong crowd). anyway i am afraid to say anything about my new religion because i will get into trouble. i doubt that i could even wear a pentacle if i wanted. i dont know what to do. i mean it doesnt say in the dress code i cant. but they all fall under the catagory of believing its "the symbol of the devil"

Personally, I would err on the side of caution and not wear one, unless it is important enough to you that it's something you'd be willing to take a stand on. (I'm guessing that's not something you want to do, feel free to correct me if that guess is wrong)

I went to a school that might as well have been a catholic one since the principle was catholic and ran it as one despite it's official policy to the contrary. The only jewellery allowed was a cross/crucifix. I never wore one the entire time I was there. (She had some issues and imo got away with a LOT)
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« Reply #17: September 25, 2007, 04:01:18 pm »

i go to a catholic school. (it was my parents idea because they thought i was falling into the wrong crowd). anyway i am afraid to say anything about my new religion because i will get into trouble. i doubt that i could even wear a pentacle if i wanted. i dont know what to do. i mean it doesnt say in the dress code i cant. but they all fall under the catagory of believing its "the symbol of the devil"

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« Reply #18: September 25, 2007, 08:04:28 pm »

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ok i wasnt aware that i had to use the quotes. but thanks for making me aware of that.
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« Reply #19: September 25, 2007, 10:26:45 pm »

ok i wasnt aware that i had to use the quotes. but thanks for making me aware of that.

Don't forgot to trim the actual quoted text to the minimum needed -- that saves space in the database. Thanks!
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« Reply #20: September 26, 2007, 04:25:28 pm »

Personally, I would err on the side of caution and not wear one, unless it is important enough to you that it's something you'd be willing to take a stand on. (I'm guessing that's not something you want to do, feel free to correct me if that guess is wrong)

does anyone know what the military thinks about it? like would they give me a hard time about putting it on my dog tags because it doesnt seem to be as mainstream as a lot of other religions but i guess they would have to put it on there. i guess my fear is them just putting no preference.
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« Reply #21: September 26, 2007, 05:18:04 pm »

does anyone know what the military thinks about it? like would they give me a hard time about putting it on my dog tags because it doesnt seem to be as mainstream as a lot of other religions but i guess they would have to put it on there. i guess my fear is them just putting no preference.
Wicca is officially recognized by the US military.  I'm not sure how that translates to actual practice though.  I'd imagine that it would be something they'd put on dog tags.  But then, I'd also imagine that the VA would be willing to put the symbol of any officially recognized faith on a vetran's tombstone, too.  Turns out, not so much.

AFAIK, no other pagan religion is recognized.
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« Reply #22: September 26, 2007, 05:40:09 pm »

i go to a catholic school. (it was my parents idea because they thought i was falling into the wrong crowd). anyway i am afraid to say anything about my new religion because i will get into trouble. i doubt that i could even wear a pentacle if i wanted. i dont know what to do. i mean it doesnt say in the dress code i cant. but they all fall under the catagory of believing its "the symbol of the devil"

I wear a pentacle to my (Catholic) school from time to time, but it's on a long chain underneath my shirt, so I'm the only one who knows it's there. I don't think I'm willing to tempt the dean to dislike me any more than she already does.  Tongue
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« Reply #23: September 27, 2007, 09:31:03 am »

does anyone know what the military thinks about it? like would they give me a hard time about putting it on my dog tags because it doesnt seem to be as mainstream as a lot of other religions but i guess they would have to put it on there. i guess my fear is them just putting no preference.

There are certainly people in the military with it on their dog tags. There are some potential things to consider (you may always - in the military or no - hit someone who is biased against something, and who makes decisions based on it. In a military setting, you may have fewer options on how to deal with it.)

You might want to check out the Military Pagan Network at http://www.milpagan.org - they have some networking resources, with people with direct experience, who could help with specific questions about what to say, how to raise the topic, etc.
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« Reply #24: September 29, 2007, 11:53:48 am »

what do wiccans believe as far as sex before marriage abortion gay marriage. things like that.

Depends upon the group.

I've heard of groups that say death to prostitutes to ones that prostitution is "normal" way to earn money. (That was in 1970s, pre-Herpes).

Similar for abortion. Ranged from no way, no how to any time the woman wants.

I don't think you could accurately state what even Most Wiccans believe on such issues.  I think this is even more true if you were to ask about it from a strictly theological view.  There doesn't seem to have been a real lot of deep discussion and analysis made public about the theological reasons for any of the stances.

I also suspect that a lot of stances come more from political positions, often pre-pagan.
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« Reply #25: October 01, 2007, 02:23:59 am »

what do wiccans believe as far as sex before marriage abortion gay marriage. things like that.

I am not necessarily Wiccan, but here is what I think:

*Sex Before Marriage?

Sure. Be careful who you choose and be responsible, but I don't think marriage is necessary to have sex.

*Abortion?
 
Pro Choice. I think it is the womans decision. I would never do it personally, but I don't condemn other woman who choose to have an abortion. I don't know their story and it is not my place to judge.


* Gay Marriage:

I am not Gay. My sister is Bi. I think everybody has a right to love whoever they want. I think Marriage is a beautiful thing, and everybody, no matter your sexual orientation, should be able to be married to whomever they want. It's no one else's business if they want to be gay, they are not asking you to participate, so what does it matter to you? Thats my philosophy on the whole thing.
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« Reply #26: October 04, 2007, 07:37:40 pm »

what do wiccans believe as far as sex before marriage abortion gay marriage. things like that.

" 'An it harm none, do as you will"

That's about a simple (and complex) as it gets.

And it's Wiccan, too.

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« Reply #27: October 27, 2007, 12:06:47 pm »

" 'An it harm none, do as you will"
That's about a simple (and complex) as it gets.
And it's Wiccan, too.
Teri

this is probably going to seem like a very stupid question but i had to ask anyway. im wiccan and my bf is an atheist. when the time is right how would we go about getting married? do any of you have any suggestions on how to go about it and make it different?
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« Reply #28: October 27, 2007, 12:38:28 pm »

this is probably going to seem like a very stupid question but i had to ask anyway. im wiccan and my bf is an atheist. when the time is right how would we go about getting married? do any of you have any suggestions on how to go about it and make it different?

What does he think about it? Better start there Wink
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« Reply #29: October 27, 2007, 02:03:24 pm »

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