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- - Neo-Pagan Witchcraft vs Satanism Confusions and Distinctions by - It seems to be necessary to preface every discussion of Witchcraft with an explanation that no Neo-Pagan Witches arent Satanists The Christian anti-God Satan has no place in Pagan pantheons either mythologically or theologically Plainly and simply Satanism is the dark side of Christianity and Satan is nothing other than the collective Id of Christendom Even today Witchcraft is frequently misrepresented by being confused with Satanism Often the word Witchcraft is used to represent two wholly opposite phenomena the survival of ancient Paganism in one instance and the inversion of Christianity in another Let us make it clear a Satanist is a renegade Christian who in his rebellion against the authority of the church worships Satan rather than Christ Such people are at times called witches and warlocks in popular books and movies but they e little to do with Pagan Witches Satanists for one thing accept the Christian duality between good and evil Pagans do not Satanists may choose to worship evil rather than good but they have utterly bought the Christian world view1 The word Pagan derives from the Latin paganus meaning peasant or country dweller It is correctly applied to indigenous native pantheistic folk religions and peoples The term Neo-Paganism is applied to the current revival of ancient Pagan religious values including the sacredness of all Life and the worship of Nature Modern Witchcraft has been a major component of the Neo-Pagan resurgence since England repealed its anti-Witchcraft laws in 1951 The Goddess and the God of Witchcraft The many traditions of Neo-Pagan Witchcraft have few universal theological precepts but one of them is certainly the veneration of the Moon Goddess known most commonly by her Roman name Diana She is perceived as manifesting in triple form Maiden Mother and Crone These triple aspects are identified respectively with the waxing full and waning
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