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Pagans and Christianity


Many Wiccans and Pagans are former Christians, and have some concerns about how they'll practice their new beliefs. Also, many of us have Christian family members, so sometimes it can be hard to answer questions that our non-Pagan family might have. Here are some of our most popular articles on how Wiccans, Pagans and Christians can all co-exist together, as well as some of the common questions that Christians might ask you about your beliefs.

1. Surviving an Interfaith Relationship

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So you’re Wiccan or Pagan and your spouse/partner/lover/significant other/fiancé is ... something else. Is there a way the two of you can manage to find balance? Or are you doomed to a lifetime of worrying whether every little disagreement will end with someone throwing out the “Oh yeah? Well, your beliefs are STUPID!!” trump card? Fact is, in every relationship there are things that couples may not agree on. The trick is in finding a way to meet halfway.

2. Can I Be a Christian Wiccan?

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A reader wants to know if she can practice witchcraft within a Christian framework. While this probably isn't the best place to get the answer, let's talk about the idea of Christian witchcraft.

3. Do Pagans and Wiccans Hate Christianity?

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A reader is thinking about becoming more involved in her local Pagan community but has some concerns that she'll be required to start "hating" Christianity, the religion in which she was raised. Find out whether or not Pagans and Wiccans are expected to hate Christianity.

4. Do Wiccans Believe in God?

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What do Pagans and Wiccans think about the concept of "God"? The answer might surprise you.

5. Can I Still Go to Church With My Family?

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Many people new to Wicca and Paganism are unsure about how to handle family obligations at church. Are you allowed to go, or does Wicca require you to stay away from celebrations held by other religions?

6. Pagans and Proselytizing

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A reader is upset because some Christians came a-knocking on her door to share the word of God. She wants to know why Pagans and Wiccans can't do the same thing.

7. Do Pagans Worship the Devil?

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Are Pagans and Wiccans a bunch of devil-worshippers? Are they performing naughty naked rituals? Well, no... let's talk about why that's a myth.

8. Will I Go to Hell if I Cast Spells?

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Many people who discover Wicca and Paganism come from other religious backgrounds, and many of them are concerned about this issue. How do Wiccans and Pagans feel about the matter?

9. Do Pagans Believe in Sin?

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How do Pagans and Wiccans feel about the concept of sin? Is it a uniquely Christian idea, or is it something found in modern Pagan religions?

10. Pagans and Blasphemy

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A reader writes in with concerns that she might have committed blasphemy. Find out what blasphemy means, and whether it even applies in a Pagan religion.

11. Coming Out to Your Christian Friends

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A reader has a dilemma - she's a former Christian, and she's not sure how to tell her Christian best friend that she's now Wiccan.

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