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« Reply #5: March 15, 2009, 08:34:06 am »

About 10 years into my practice something traumatic occurred in my life. I had left an abusive relationship. I was also with a child. I did everything legally possible to keep him away. But I wanted to do something more to keep myself and my son safe. Everyone told me no no no, no the Rede states, you can only protect no defense. Then I met someone who followed the Strega path. She said you can defend yourself and your child. Make him leave, keep him away.

She was right. The Rede only say that if what you want to do does not harm others, it is definitely okay to do it. It doesn't say anything at all about what to do if if what you want to do will harm others -- as that requires JUDGMENT, not a pithy saying.  Besides, even if you come from the Neo-Wiccan branch that believes the Wiccan Rede is a moral law that says you should not cause harm at all, it does not help. By acting to protect yourself, you cause harm. By not acting to protect yourself, you cause harm by allowing harm to yourself or others that you had the power to prevent. You end up breaking the "harm none" moral law no matter what you do.

This is why "cause harm to none" is bad moral law -- it is impossible to exist without every action you take causing harm to some creature.
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