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Author Topic: Can I be Wiccan without worshiping the deities?  (Read 6977 times)
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« Reply #15: July 31, 2009, 05:31:05 pm »

No reason why not. Witchcraft is just a type of magic. It can be practiced by anyone, regardless of their religion or lack of religion.  Note that some religions may forbid the practice of magic, it would be hard to claim to be a follower of such a religion and practice witchcraft, but that has nothing to do with what witchcraft is, but the rules of the particular religion.
  I agree with you.

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« Reply #16: July 31, 2009, 08:36:23 pm »

I think you can use Wicca as a way to study, but so much of Wicca is based on a God and a Goddess, I can't see how you could consider yourself Wiccan without that basic belief.  I'm new to my study of Paganism and I use Wicca as a base for my study because I like the structure, the wheel of the year, worship of the earth, god and goddess and the fact that there is a lot of printed information available to study.  But I don't consider myself Wiccan because there are things I don't agree with and I don't practice.  I'm really not sure where I fit yet, but I'm taking what feels right to me and slowly working my way through different 'religions' to see where I fit (maybe I won't fit in any one religion?).  I consider myself Pagan, I consider myself spiritual, but I don't consider myself Wiccan.

I agree with this completely, as I'm mostly in the same situation. In order to express such a path, some people call themselves "wiccish," meaning there are aspects of Wicca that they adhere to or believe, but that they are not strictly Wiccan.


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