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Wicca VS Satanism

Updated on July 1, 2014

Satanism's Disrespect

So coming into this thread you may be wondering, "Are there even any differences between Wicca and Satanism?". Well, the answer is YES. To begin with, Satanism is opposite to every religion out there, A Satanist not only worships the devil, but they make attempts at insulting each individual religion one way or another. For starters, their main focus is to worship Satan or some demon/devil that they believe is better than any god. This directly opposes Christianity as they believe that God is the exact opposite of the devil, where in any depiction, God or Jesus is the "good guy" so to speak, and the devil is a vile, evil, and deceitful creature. In Satanism, one of the main reasons for worshiping the devil himself is to completely go against God.


This is a typical Wiccan pentagram commonly used for meditation or for protection.
This is a typical Wiccan pentagram commonly used for meditation or for protection. | Source
This is a typical symbol used in Satanism. It depicts both a pentagram and a crucifix being upside down as a means of insulting two religions.
This is a typical symbol used in Satanism. It depicts both a pentagram and a crucifix being upside down as a means of insulting two religions. | Source

Disrespecting Wicca

In Satanism, Wicca is disrespected just as much as any Christian belief. In this passage, I will be making the points found in “Wicca versus Satanism” as seen on, which actually mentions a lot of similarities that I will be disproving. The first thing mentioned in the webpage is about the similarities between a Wiccan and Satanic pentagram, which they include pictures of to compare. In their post, they state that the two are the same, but their pictures show the obvious differences as should mine. The first obvious difference is in their position. A Wiccan pentagram is usually drawn right side up, whereas the Satanic one is upside down. The reason for this is simple: it’s an insulting way of doing the exact opposite of what a Wiccan believes is “good”. For the Christians out there reading this, think of it in terms of a cross or crucifix. You hang them in your church, wear them around your neck, and put them in your homes just as we do the same with a pentagram, and if someone were to hang a crucifix upside down it would be disrespectful, right?

The second major difference between the two pentagrams is what their drawn from. As seen on TV and what is quite true to the craft, a Wiccan pentagram is made out of salt or chalk, which is to symbolize the element of earth, and it is said salt and chalk repel evil spirits and demons (that alone means it goes against what a Satanist needs). The Satanic pentagram is usually drawn in some kind of animal’s blood. The reason for this is because the blood is supposed to draw demons to them, and the slaughtering of the animal for the sake of the devil is to ultimately disrespect its creator, God/Gods.

The next part of the page states that both religions make mention to the same literature. Granted that is a very small portion, but I’ll go there anyway. Being a Wiccan myself, I believe in multiple gods, I believe that there are teachings in most religions that actually are correct, and I believe that some people of any religion could say something that has some kind of meaning. In Christianity, it is taught to respect others and to treat them the way you want to be treated. I believe in that just as anyone should, because it is common sense, and each individual person does not believe the EXACT same thing as everyone else in their region. Every religion has its guidelines and those are often put into a book format like the Bible, or a Book of Shadows.

A Witch's Portrayal

The Witch's Ghost in the Schooby Doo movie "Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost".
The Witch's Ghost in the Schooby Doo movie "Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost". | Source

Why the confusion?

So now I would like to explain why so many, even some people who actually are Wiccan or Satanist, don’t know the differences. The reason is cultural grooming. Most people today have the same mentality as the people in the 16th century that killed people they thought were Witches, and that mentality is one filled with fear. Witches are now depicted as what they were thought to be back then during the trials against Witches. Those depictions are seen in horror movies like “The Conjuring” (great movie though) and even in some cartoons including Scooby Doo (one of my personal favorite things to watch when I was young), although at least they had someone who calls themselves a Wiccan defeat the evil Witch (Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost). Still though, they portray a Witch in a bad way. In reality, people think that those things are at least partly true, so if they choose to become a Witch or Wiccan or Satanist or whatever else they might call themselves, then they might see it all as being the same thing, and that thing is what they see on TV. A Satanist’s goal may be resurrecting the dead for their own purposes, gaining demonic powers, serving Satan, or whatever else they see as being their purpose, but a Wiccan serves the earth, a god/goddess or gods/goddesses, spirits, etc… and usually do not set out for a goal of evil purposes. While there are exceptions, such as a Wiccan that performs an evil summoning ritual, or a Satanist who performs a protection spell, the point isn't in why they do what they do, but why they are what they are.


OK. So I hate this part but I will be fair here. There are a couple of similarities between Wicca and Satanism, like the fact that yes, both religions use Pentagrams in a way, and both use similar props like daggers, candles, incense, etc... and though their purposes are usually different the way the ritual or spell is conducted may be similar to one of the other group. Lastly, both groups do, at times, turn to the same literature or quotation, or even the same person, for some form of guidance. Though I will say none of that means that the two are one in the same, I simply means that every person learns, practices, and lives their own lives in their own ways.


In short, Wicca and Satanism are two different things, and persecuting a Wiccan for what a Satanist does or did is no better than persecuting a man for a crime he never committed. Finally, I will end my rant by stating that if you are reading this as a Christian, bible reading, Jesus loving person, then you would remember that your Messiah stood against a crowd in defense of a prostitute stating "May he who is without sin cast the first stone". That said, I would like to thank you for reading my blog, and feel free to leave a comment as I will be quite anxious to hear from you. I would love if you followed my work as well, and hopefully I prove to be interesting enough to earn that.

Blessed be from your pal, Drake~

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