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« Reply #4: December 31, 2008, 01:26:52 pm »

Yes. Basically what makes Wicca, for example, fundamentally any different from any other system..pagan or no.

That is what I am trying to decipher. It SEEMS to me that many who make the transition from, say, Christianity tend to repeat the same methods in Wicca, for example; the only SEEMING difference is they have more deity choices available to them.

I think personal choice and freedom may have something to do with it for some people. If they have come from a particular sect of Christianity that says it is the one and only truth, then finding a religion that doesn't say that is like a breath of fresh air. You can begin to think in different ways, as opposed to being limited to only one understanding of deity/spiritual issues.

Personal responsibility is often something important to members of various Pagan traditions. If a person has come from a sect of Christianity where Satan plays a big part, it might also be refreshing not to be told that Satan has influenced you if you have not followed accordingly to said sect's beliefs. Rather you can hold yourself accountable for your own actions.

*shrug* Just a thought.
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