How to convert a witch to Christianity from Witchcraft.

Yes, the Catholic church have decided to hunt us witches again

Not content with persecuting us through the centuries. We are now to be "Evangelised" in this century. Mainly because we are all witches because we are teenagers, that have become glamoured by the likes of Harry Potter and The sorceror's apprentice, apparently.

Funny, I have only ever watched one Harry Potter, I can not remember which one it was, and I do not even chase after the fame of Wicca, but prefer the knowledge that is provided by being a "Kitchen witch". I myself feel more of a connection to my own birth land's faith, than that of the Roman conquerors.

The Daily Mail decided to inform its readers that the Catholic Truth society, has published a pamphlet to "help" parents of teenagers who have taken a liking to Witchcraft, Wicca or Paganism.


The biggest shocker about this, is that it is written by a former Wiccan, who then converted to Catholisism, so apparently we all should. Truly is nothing worse than an ex addict. Ever see how an ex smoker preaches to smokers worse than a non smoker does?


She states that there are dangers with assosciating with Wicca because of relations with the Satanist Aleister Crowley. Except that has a fundamental flaw. Aleister Crowley could not have been a Wiccan and a Satanist. Mainly because Satanism is a made up false fact given by Abrahamic faiths.You do not protest to be a Catholic and follow Budda!


The church spouts love and compassion and yet has aggressively attacked Witches and Pagans with Zeal. I will not go into the burning times, because that is also an area which can be dangerously wrong in facts. As there was only so many witches actually burnt, the rest being innocent, strong or unusual people. Mob rules as it were.


What people need to remember is that the main way of Christianity was to offer conversion or death.A lot of Pagans converted on threat of annihalation, but secretly practiced their own faiths or incorporated them into the new faith. Hence Christmas trees at Christmas etc.





The church do not dare abuse Muslims in this way

Do you see the church chasing down Muslims in the same way that they do us Pagans and Witches? No, well not since the crusades, because there would be an outcry of Racism and intolerance. So where is the tolerance for Pagans?

All faiths that are not following the Abrahamic God as the one true God, are false and there for a sin.So is that not throwing Muslims, Buddists, and other religions and faiths in the same bucket as Pagans? But I do not see the church going tooth for nail at any one else other than Pagans.

The Church against an older faith

More by this Author


Do you think Pagan's should be given freedom, as other religions and faiths do? 39 comments

Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 3 years ago from UK Author

Thank you for taking the time to comment Modernalchemyst. It is an ageless topic so your comment and this hub should always be relevant.

I have to agree, there is yet again more dirty laundry flying through their doors of late..


modernalchemyst profile image

modernalchemyst 3 years ago from New England

Coming to this Hub very late, but I still had to comment. Very well said and voted up!! This is just ridiculous. If the Catholic church, or Christians in general, for that matter, focused more on actually living out the values of Jesus which they claim to espouse rather than worrying about people who have found peace in other faiths, maybe they wouldn't be in the news quite so often for hypocrisy and scandal.

When you know truth, you don't have to persecute and "convert" others to make yourself feel better, which is what Evangelism is all about. I grew up in that world and let me tell you, some of the most spiritually oppressed, demonic influence lies within the "Christ"ian church.


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 4 years ago from UK Author

Long time no speak, hope you are well. It definitely does, we should be aware of taking rights off others before we find our own removed.x


Eiddwen profile image

Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Interesting and leaving much food for thought.

Eddy.


molometer profile image

molometer 4 years ago

Unfortunately this does seem to be the case with most of these organised religions.

I am sure that there will always be discord when one group think there views/beliefs are the only one that is 'right'.

Live and let live seems appropriate. Doubt it will change their minds though.


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 4 years ago from UK Author

Apologies Sue, seems a few of us did not realize that normal comments were being placed in a Spam filter and I have only just found this comment, 11 months later! Thank you to other Hubbers for bringing it to my attention.


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 4 years ago from UK Author

I don't mind what a person's faith is, attacks on other faiths just makes everything they state false. I have my own beliefs and yet I would feel such an embarrassment if I thought I had fallen in to the trap of preaching and non tolerance.


molometer profile image

molometer 4 years ago

They could all do with a large dose of science and leave this mumbo jumbo where it belongs. Back in the dark ages.

If people want to worship, the ever full, chocolate teapot in the sky, let them.


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 4 years ago from UK Author

I certainly would never be angry with someone who stated their beliefs and convictions so politely, whether they are for or against my side of the debate. Especially when you have taken so much time to give a well thought out comment. You do not need to unfollow, I am all for freedom of opinion but not when it attacks someone venomously, so any vile comments would not be approved.

I am obviously of a different faith to you and yet do not abide Religions, they are not what they should be, on that we agree.

Where we obviously differ is that whilst some witches are Theists, some are Atheist, so the fact that anyone who follows the Bible feels that a witch would end up in hell with out repentance has nowhere else to go but to agree that individual beliefs will always differ.

Whilst I would be a fool to call any one with faith in their God wrong, I would be even more of a fool not to follow my own faith and that faith is based in Pagan Celtic lore.

As I have taken your words and contemplated them warmly, with respect for the heart warming faith that you have, I hope you give me the same courtesy and check out who Mithra is, Mithra was the Pagan Christ, he was everything that Christians have faith in Jesus for. Maybe the wise man would take the teaching of Jesus and Mithra and not argue about who is real or who was thrust out by a newer religion.

I am glad that you have found the peace you wish with Jesus and Yahweh, I hope you find your heaven when the time comes, I my friend, will be playing in the Summer lands with Mithra and my Celtic Gods and Goddesses.


AaronHubb89 4 years ago

Catholic churches have a lot to work on before they can truly go out and evangelize. They have openly broken the second of the Ten Commandments which says: "Thou shall not make unto thee any graven image." They are hypocrite's who do not know the Truth. Who should preach grace when they are need of grace themselves? Another problem with the other denominations of Christianity is that they do not understand fully why Jesus died. They say, with an absent mind, that it was for our sins (which is true) but they do not understand what those sins are. Imagine someone walking up to you saying: "Rejoice! Someone has paid your debt for speeding! You no longer have to be prosecuted!" You are going to think they are a fool (which would be true) because you were not even aware that you were speeding. The man must be mad. Now think about if someone came up to you and said: "I need to tell you something very serious. You were clocked on the radar doing 90 miles an hour in a 45 limit zone." Now you are aware of the sin. The other should go on to say: "Just as the Law was going to intercede, someone stepped in and paid that debt and vouched for you. You have been saved from prosecution."

Makes a lot more since now huh? The same with Christians, why go out and tell people of love and grace without understanding it? We are all sinners and all have fallen under the weight of sin. What Commandment have we not broken? None, in some form or fashion, at one time or another, whether big or small, we have been guilty of every Commandment. But by the grace of God we are forgiven! Now let's take this off of the general view and bring it to a more personal view. Being a witch or any other religion is a transgression of the first Commandment: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. For you are worshiping something other than God, if God is not the center of your life's focus, you have sinned.

If you read Revelation 22:8 ESV it says:

"But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

But praise God, witches don't have to perish because they can turn from their ways, truly, not like the false oonversions like the user above me has illustrated. As a witch, Hell will be the second death. It sounds harsh, but it's true. As a lying, thieving, adulterer, Hell would have been mine as well. Everyone knows John 3:16 which states: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." We all know it, but it would be a good idea and measure up how you have sinned in according to God's Law and realize that you are guilty of eternal prosecution and then re-read the Gospel and realize that it doesn't have to be that way.

I will not jump into a debate on here if anyone should worry about commenting back, I actually intend to "unfollow" the comments because it is not my duty to argue because then that only causes anger which is not my place or desire. But, for the record, if you say: "I just don't believe like that. Why should we all believe like you?" and I would say: "Because it is true." The word religion is evil because it makes you believe that you have a choice, and while you do temporarily, to believe something other than Christ's death is to be like a man who jumps off a building saying he does not believe in gravity.

I do not come here to impose bigotry, I sympathize and fear for the lost and it is my duty whether in person or through the internet, to try to save as many people from Hell as I can, because I once had that noose around my neck, but Christ came and unwrapped it and took me under his wing. I speak out of true love. I hope that you are not enraged but inspired to dwell on the things of God a little longer. Thank you.


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 4 years ago from UK Author

Thank you very much OldWitchcraft. It is very upsetting to think that just as we feel we can "come out" a bit more we are finding the Evangelicals start more campaigns against us.

Thank you for your compliments and I certainly will be reading your articles and Kitty's articles also.


OldWitchcraft profile image

OldWitchcraft 4 years ago from The Atmosphere

I've never seen a genuine story of a Wiccan or any other type of witch converting to Christianity. All of them I've ever seen are bogus stories told by Christians in an attempt to convert each other.

The Evangelicals are getting stronger here in the U.S. I recently wrote an article about this subject, which you'll find if you click my avatar - it has to do with tolerating or respecting people who have said we should be killed or subjugated (converted or dominated). It's geared toward the U.S. problem because it's what I know. Some areas of the country are already a theocracy. I have a related article on occultism in Mormonism that might be of interest to anyone who wants to know about Mitt Romney's motivation and background - and why he seems like an alien from another planet.

This is an informative article, I hope to read more on this subject.

Accolades!


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 4 years ago from UK Author

Thank you very much.


Judah's Daughter profile image

Judah's Daughter 4 years ago from Roseville, CA

Applause is due where applause is due: My favorite quotes from your article:

" Truly is nothing worse than an ex addict. Ever see how an ex smoker preaches to smokers worse than a non smoker does?"

"What people need to remember is that the main way of Christianity was to offer conversion or death.A lot of Pagans converted on threat of annihalation, but secretly practiced their own faiths or incorporated them into the new faith. Hence Christmas trees at Christmas etc." This would be speaking of Catholicism.

"Do you see the church chasing down Muslims in the same way that they do us Pagans and Witches?" Nope ~ they're embracing them, just as they did Santa Clause = Chrislam, etc.

Some good points.


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 4 years ago from UK Author

I totally agree. Knowledge should be given freely when asked for it, then left to its own devices. I am glad you found my hub interesting.


ExoticHippieQueen 4 years ago

I believe in to each his own. It does no good to try to convince someone away from their beliefs. Only the trials of life and time can open their eyes to what is real. Interesting hub!


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 4 years ago from UK Author

You are welcome Maximizer. Fellow Welshman? It is a debate of great sizing between Christianity and Paganism.

Some amazing facts to search also, anthropology is a great part of it.


Maximizer profile image

Maximizer 4 years ago from San Jose, Costa Rica

This was a really interesting viewpoint on the divisions between the two. I'm not very religious myself, but I have heard some "Christians" talk down about Wiccans and paganism. I'll have to read more about it. Great hub Red Dragon. Thanks for SHARING


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 4 years ago from UK Author

I see that choice as right, but as a Pagan I am bias. I am very honoured that you like both of my poems, thank you, and thank you for commenting.


phoenix2327 profile image

phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I really enjoyed this hub. It reminded why I left the Catholic Church in the first place. The intolerance and hypocrisy of it all.

Some may consider that wrong or foolish but it left me free to find the spiritual path that was best for me.

Once again, good hub.


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 4 years ago from UK Author

Indeed Brett. Organised religion was never meant to be in my mind. As soon as it was created an abuse of power was also created. I personally prefer the old ways but am happy for those that do find solace in a Church, Mosque or anywhere else.


Brett.Tesol profile image

Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Voted up and awesome. I think organized religion is a problem, as each strongly believes it is right and all others are wrong, just like gangs.

Believe what you wish, but allow others to do the same.

Thanks for SHARING.


kenneth avery profile image

kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Ddraigcoch . . .THANK YOU for those honored positions. I will not forget YOU or your kindness. I mean that. Sincerely, KENNETH


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 5 years ago from UK Author

Dim, I apologize for not replying sooner. I thank you for such great input into my article with your comment.

Kenneth, Thank you also for such a compliment.Of course you can follow and fan me. Take care.x


kenneth avery profile image

kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Ddraigcoch, GREAT Read. Voted up, useful, interesting and awesome. What a talent you have. Loved your points of interest and debate. Great boldness and nerve. I admire that. May I, with your permission, be a fan and a follower? Thanks a lot. Highest Regards, Kenneth Avery, from a rural town, Hamilton, in northwest Alabama that looks akin to Mayberry, the sweet town on the Andy Griffith Show. Peace.


Dim Flaxenwick profile image

Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

ME AGAIN .... Forgot to mention what a valid point you make about no one daring to speak out against Islam.

Yet l´m not so sure there isn´t a Muslim in the white House.????!!!!


Dim Flaxenwick profile image

Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

l sure agree with all you say about churches, particularly the Catholic church.

When l was child in a Catholic family, Mass was still in Latin. How much did they really want to reach us about god or religion? Answer... Only the bits that suit the Vatican.

l still have a catholic bible from my childhood, where we are told right on page one that if we read anything in this Book, The Bible that goes agains any Catholic teaching, we must believe the Church!!!! The bible must be wrong.

The history of so called christian faith is too long and horrendous to go into here,.

The God l worship tells us we have free will and to ´´choose´´ Choose life!!!

Great hub. Pleased to meet you.


WD Curry 111 profile image

WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

At Devereux, one of the most effective teachers was a Wikkan(sp) isn't in the data base. Must be too much of a minority. Anyway, she never lost her cool and always met the emotionally disturbed on a level they could relate to. Some of my ancestors were Celts. I think I have a weird 6th sense from that DNA.

In America you have freedom of religion. Where do you draw the line? I draw the line at malicious manipulators.


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 5 years ago from UK Author

Don't apologise. I love it!! Thank you for reading my hub.x


kuroneko52 profile image

kuroneko52 5 years ago from Astoria, OR

This is the second form of ridiculousness to come from the Catholic church, sadly enough, the other being a pamphlet telling parents how to deal with their "Goth" child, which is apparently an obvious indicator that they are geared towards being Satanists. Of course, many of the items on the list are signs of being an ordinary teenager going through growing up (i.e. wanting to spend more time with friends than family, not wanting to pray constantly, complaining about being bored, etc.), but never mind that, apparently.

At the very real risk of repeating what has already been said by others, this "recovered Wiccan" who is now a Christian needs to, first and foremost, either admit that they lied in the past about being a Wiccan, or are lying now about being a Christian. I may not be the most experienced Witch but I know enough about my religion to know that you can't possibly lump it in with Satanism if you've genuinely given it a shot. I'd say "the proof is in the details" if it weren't for the fact that even the Big Picture makes it blaringly obvious: "An it harm none, do as ye will".

Seems to me like they're merely picking on us because so many Wiccans are Solitary, which makes it harder for us to organize in their conventional sense. The fact that each individual is encouraged to go their own way and come up with their own "bible" probably really grates against the Church's nerves, too, and that really makes me feel bad for them. They are blind to their own short-comings in fulfilling what they claim to be about... Which is what makes so many young people leave them to begin with.

Very well-written and informative, by the way! Sorry about this little tangent I went off on!!


Sueswan 5 years ago

The Catholic church should be leaving the Witches alone and getting rid of the priests that are pedophiles in my opinion.


Seeker7 profile image

Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi Ddraigcoch,

I think it's very possible that the person was Catholic and pretended to be Wiccan. But they have obviously went in with intolerance already in mind. Nobody who has any experience of Wicca or approached it with a true heart, can possibly come out of that experience with anything other than positive feelings.


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 5 years ago from UK Author

Carole. Merry Mabon my dear friend. And you put a much needed smile on this witch's face. So thank you muchly.x

Dear Seeker,You make a great point, that made me wonder if the person was ever a Wiccan, or just a Catholic pretending to be a Wiccan to gain insight.


Seeker7 profile image

Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi Ddraigcoch,

Excellent hub!

I guess it's the same old story with big bullying institutions - like some churches and newspapers etc - pagans and Wiccans are easy targets. They have no big brother in the background to support them. In addition there is so much scare-mongering crap written about paganism - by newspapers etc. - that it is easy fodder to sell, so making more money by sensationalising whatever and whoever they can.

The so-called Wiccan who was converted? Well, reading between the lines it seems to me that this immature person didn't get the glamour and hype they thought they would get with Wicca - it was probably far too much hard work for them and they probably weren't suitable anyway - so they go running back to where they came from and start stirring the sh---e. And then, guess what? They've got what they wanted - fame and their name in the newspaper. They will now be classed as an 'authority' and thousands will be fed scary fairytales about how awful paganism is - this is all done by an ignorant nobody trying desperately to be a somebody! History, unfortunately, once again repeats itself and the sad thing about it is, that it creates fear, intolerance and hate - the very things that Jesus himself preached against.

Great hub + voted up.


Carole Anzolletti profile image

Carole Anzolletti 5 years ago from The Phantom Queen's Labyrinth

Yes she looks like one talks like one and acts like one. So mote it be! Lmao


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 5 years ago from UK Author

Attikos. That is too funny my friend. So so true, those poor innocents. At least if they catch me, I am guilty, hehe.


Ddraigcoch profile image

Ddraigcoch 5 years ago from UK Author

I am grateful for your input St Cyprian. I have always said I would love a day to roam the Vatican vaults. The knowledge that will be hidden there. One big library.

Aren't people strange. Having a fear to be who they really want to be, as grown adults.


Attikos profile image

Attikos 5 years ago from East Cackalacky

CROWD: A witch! A witch! A witch! We've got a witch! A witch!

VILLAGER #1: We have found a witch, might we burn her?

CROWD: Burn her! Burn!

BEDEMIR: How do you know she is a witch?

VILLAGER #2: She looks like one.

BEDEMIR: Bring her forward.

WITCH: I'm not a witch. I'm not a witch.

BEDEMIR: But you are dressed as one.

WITCH: They dressed me up like this.

CROWD: No, we didn't... no.

WITCH: And this isn't my nose, it's a false one.

BEDEMIR: Well?

VILLAGER #1: Well, we did do the nose.

BEDEMIR: The nose?

VILLAGER #1: And the hat -- but she is a witch!

CROWD: Burn her! Witch! Witch! Burn her!


St.Cyprian 5 years ago

Nobody knows more about witchcraft than the Catholic Church - and I mean, in particular, the old Catholic Church. This is not the same one most modern Catholics know. Most of them have no idea, of course.

Here's a story. I had forgotten about this until just now, but you might find it amusing. I used to run an occult book store. And, I had a customer who was a preacher at a local mainstream type protestant church. He used to secretly come into the store and buy books, wands, tarot decks, crystal, etc. And, he would do Wiccan rituals in the basement of the church.

He made his living as a preacher and he was deathly afraid that his wife or congregation would find out.

Now, that's just one guy in one little place. I wonder how many like him there are?

I think the Catholic Church doth protest too much. If you want to understand magic, the old church is a good place to look.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working