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It would appear, given our track record, that the relationship between Witches and Christians has fallen into such a state of disrepair, that not even 21st century thinking could resurrect it. But is that really the case? Have we both become so use to trying to prove each other wrong, that neither can see how similar we really are? Are we even mature enough to admit our differences and take comfort in the similarities?
Witchcraft in the Church
Let's start with the most obvious, God and Gods. Long before Christianity gained popularity, the concept of having various Gods for various purposes was a common belief shared by many. The Goddess was associated with the moon and the deep mysteries of life, while her male counterpart the God, was associated with the sun and creatures of the earth. As Christianity grew, the system was reversed. The God became the central figure, while the Goddess assumed the smaller, but no less significant role of the Virgin Mary. What a woman of power she must have been to have conceived and given birth to her son without any extra help. As for Jesus, he too, like his mother had a lot of power. He was the first real psychic, the first clairvoyant, the High Priest of a new order and a very misunderstood man. He possessed most of the abilities later described in the Bible as being associated with witchcraft; healing by hands, prophecy, magick, and others. If you look at him from that perspective, Jesus was also the very first of thousands to die because they were different. Another similarity is the list of rules to which we try to live our everyday lives by; with witches it's the Wiccan Rede or the Law of Three, while with Christians it's the 10 Commandments. Once again, the two appear very different on the outside, but looking at the underlying message, the basic idea is the same: love yourself and those around you, and remember that being kind and sharing what you have with others, has its own personal rewards. However, wishing harm on others only brings it down upon yourself, and why would you want to be that miserable? Christian