An Open Letter To The “Christian Witch”

Hello dear reader(s)!

Dear Christian Witches,

Are you Christian?  Are you also a witch?

No, you’re not!  There is no such thing as a Christian witch!

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” – Revelation 21:8, King James Version of the bible.  

If you practice witchcraft, you are what was a sorcerer in that translation.  You would be considered to be an idolater.  Your ass would be hanged, burned, or otherwise tortured to death and you would be labeled a heretic, before being condemned to “second death” in a fucking lake of fire.  Revelation is a New Testament book too, so I will accept no lame-ass excuses about the old rules no longer applying because of Jesus.  The Old Testament is even worse on the subject.

While many witches and pagans go our of their way to twist and turn the history of one of the world’s most oppressive religions into something they have an easier time “coexisting” with, I sit back and shake my head.  Especially as I encounter more and more “Christian witches” in my witch circles.  As we attempt to be less exclusionary than the Abrahamic religions, we often end up making excuses for people and things that need not be excused.  In order to be more “tolerant”, we attempt to coexist with people and a system that has no interest in coexisting with anyone else.

Tolerance is a two-way street.  Just as the Jewish prisoners of the Warsaw Ghetto had no obligation to tolerate the Nazi authorities, we as witches have no obligation to tolerate the Christians who regularly demonstrate their outright disdain for anyone who doesn’t believe in their version of a differently translated deity in an often contradictory set of books cobbled together to resemble a story with more plot holes than a combining of all the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies.

History shows it is unwise to attempt to tolerate those who would not tolerate you, and yet, we all do it out of some misguided belief that people are not capable of being as fucked-up as some are.  If you don’t want to go all the way back to the attempts made to appease Hitler, you can simply look at the time the Democrats last had the majority, wanted to pass significant legislation, the “nuclear option” (changing Senate procedure thus preventing Filibusters when your party only has a simple majority) was brought up, the Democrats balked, lost the majority, the Republicans decided to block their Supreme Court nominee, and then used that very same “nuclear option” to steal the seat.  The Republicans had decided to stop at nothing to destroy the Democrats, the Democrats knew it, had the tools at their disposal to stop the Republican machine in its tracks, and decided it was better that they look like the bigger people.  Actually, that’s quite common with the Democrats, but I digress.

I am sorry you can’t let go of your brainwashing.  I get it, your parents put you in a brainwashing program called Sunday School, continued that in church, probably made you watch Veggie Tales or The Chronicles of Narnia, and society reinforces it on your money, your sports, plaques at schools and courthouses, all over media, and every viable political leader in this nation.  Fine.  I do not think that makes you a terrible person.  In fact, I do not even think that believing that only those who think, believe, and live like you will have this wonderfully boring afterlife makes you a terrible person.  Don’t legislate against me, respect my decision to disagree with you, and sure, we can coexist.

But first of all, that’s not what happens, is it?  You might not attempt to legislate or convert me directly, but the Christian churches you go to, tithe to, and support, all almost universally – do.  You may not be against marriage equality, but chances are your church actively lobbied against it, or to codify their right to discriminate against others under the guise of “religious freedom”.  This isn’t new, it is ingrained in your religion’s history because of the central tenant that your God and only your God is to be believed.

Second, and more importantly, my rituals, my witchy web pages, my circles, my traditions, and my gatherings all attempts to recover and reconnect with belief systems that were stolen and re-branded by your fucking religion, while wiping out those who would not follow.  That’s like dancing on a grave.

If you want to learn more about what I believe, by all means, let’s talk.  But you can’t walk on more than one path, especially when they lead in completely opposite directions.

Remember, it isn’t me being exclusionary here.  That is what you believe.  It says so, right in that book you claim is the word of your infallible God.  So for everyone’s sake, stop calling yourself a witch, and stay away from my path.

…Unless of course, you don’t believe?

 

 

 

 

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Author: Josh Wrenn

Cancer survivor, wanna-be artist, musician, author, and all around good guy.

14 thoughts on “An Open Letter To The “Christian Witch””

  1. I agree with you 100%. Be a Pagan or be a Christian. You can’t be both! You CAN disagree, and you CAN respect one another in disagreement. But it’s an insult to both beliefs to mishmash them together. It’s like do you take nothing seriously?

    Personally, Christianity just clicks with me more than anything else I’ve explored over the years. I don’t actively attend church (for many of the reasons you listed in your post here), and I’m obviously not the “convert/kill all the non-believers” type, but the idea of someone controlling the universe is comforting. Maybe it is short sighted of me, but it helps me cope in this crazy world. Y’know?

    I also think that if more people spent time actively trying to be like Christ instead of cherry picking centuries old text to further their political agendas we’d have a lot less trouble in the world. Now you’ve got me thinking… lol. Maybe I’m not a “Christian” so much as someone who aspires to follow in the footsteps of a historically decent human being who shows up in two sacred texts… What would you call that?

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    1. Well, Jesus didn’t seem like a bad dude at all. In my opinion, Christians would likely crucify him all over again if he did return. I’m not anti-Jesus (although I don’t think his father was any God). I’m at the point where I’m rather anti-the religion established in his name, however.

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      1. This is painfully insightful and very true. Christians wouldn’t recognize Jesus today if he was walking among us. I don’t blame you for being anti-Christianity. Marilyn Manson said it best (at least for me) I think “I never really hated the one true God, it’s the God-loving people I’ve hated.”

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      2. I respect Marilyn Manson quite a bit. If anyone has proven that one should never judge a book by its cover, it is him. He is intelligent, well-spoken, and seems like a genuinely good person. I do not believe as he, or the majority of Americans do, but I respect anyone who can see how things they believe are being twisted to fit an awful agenda.

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  3. I propose that Christianity was never a true religion, but rather a large organized political machine seeking domination and control over the hearts and mind of ignorant people. Christ was supposedly about love and unity, a brotherhood and sisterhood of man. Christianity and Catholicism has always focused on sin/ the enemy within, and the Devil/ the enemy all around. This fear/ greed based political “religion” represent the opposite of Christ teachings.

    Why would a so-called “priest” label a fellow human being a “witch” and proceed to use the full force of the church (in the name of god) to persecute them? Don’t hey realize the namesake of their religion is based upon the very same persecution of their savior? Christ is LOVE, and wanted to free people’s mind and soul. And what were the witches’ crime? To worship nature and practice peace, love and harmony in life? So, the pagan’s way of life directly interferes with the churches’ racket as gatekeeper to “god” and “heaven”. How can the church justify it’s existence except to brainwash the masses into joining a destructive and venomous cult.

    So NO, a Christianity and a Paganism are diametrically opposite constructs. On can choose, perhaps tolerate, but not be both. Totally with you on this one Josh.

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  4. Amen! Very well written! I got into a very heated debate with my old boss who was a Holy Roller. He was speaking of how there was talk of a Mosque being built on Ground Zero in New York. He was in an uproar over it & I remember he looked at me and asked what I thought, boy that was the wrong thing to do. He was talking about how Jesus wouldn’t stand for it and blah blah blah. I said these exact words “I think Jesus would say, let them build the Mosque, I’ll preach outside of it.” I don’t understand when Christians started associating God with hate. The two don’t belong in the same sentence. God is love. Jesus stood for peace, & preached this over and over again. The Bible clearly states to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” It does not say, only if that neighbor believes the exact same way you do, is American, and votes Republican.!! What the hell, people! I truly believe there’s going to be a lot of “so-called” Christians getting a hard wake up call on judgement day!

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  5. I think what kills me so much about your rant is that you haven’t seen just how similar the religions are. Where I agree you can’t be both, I do believe there is a middle ground. Setting that aside I have to ask, where in your rant are you bring jeasus like? Is not the job of a Catholic to lead people into the kingdom of Jesus? And to show them Christ’s love? How are you doing that? To me, you are less of a follower of Christ then those you scream against.

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    1. Why would I be Jesus like? I’m not Christian. If you had basic reading comprehension, you would know that. I am sick of Christians calling themselves witches when their own book, (once again its called reading comprehension) unequivocally condemns witches.

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