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Wicca (a.k.a. Witchcraft)

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Overview:

The religion of Wicca is sometimes called "witchcraft." But the terms "witch" and "witchcraft" have at least 17 different meanings. Most of them are unrelated to each other. They range from:

  • A belief that can be traced back to the Middle Ages in which profoundly evil persons were believed to have existed who were in league with Satan and who issued curses to spread disease, harm and murder across the country.

to:

  • Followers of Wicca -- a modern-day Neopagan religion, which is a reconstruction of an ancient Celtic religion. Its main rule of behavior is the Wiccan Rede. It requires Wiccans its believers to do no harm.

Six main forms of "witchcraft" actually exist today; they share virtually nothing in common, except the name "witchcraft."

Unfortunately, many people believe that these many practices are similar or identical to each other. In various countries of the world, judicial and church murders, lynching, shootings, attempted mass murders, common assaults, etc, have resulted from this confusion.

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Topics covered in this section:

bullet The Bible and "Witchcraft" -- Introduction, terminology, religious intolerance:

bullet Interpretation of passages from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament):
bullet Exodus 22:18
bullet Deuteronomy 18:10-11
 
bullet Interpretation of passages from the Christian Scriptures (New Testament):
bullet Galatians 5:19-20
bullet Revelation 21:8

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