I find it disgusting and insulting that someone would call themselves “christian” and “witch” in the same breath. You obviously don’t know what either terms mean.
You believe in God and Jesus…cool.
But don’t take what I believe in and “adapt” it and strip it’s meaning to fit you because you think its cool and fun and novelty.
Witchcraft holds no religion..Again…i know my religion…If i were to say i was a Christian Wiccan..then there would be a problem…not all Witches are Wiccan..and not all Wiccans practice Witchcraft. You dont know me…you dont know HOW i practice my religion..and my witchcraft….so how about you stop telling me what i need to learn..and learn things yourself…
Obviously you don’t know the difference between Witchcraft and a religion is. Witchcraft is a practice. Wicca is a religion. The two are completely different things. Anyone in any religion can practice Witchcraft, including, Christians. You are confusing Witchcraft as a religion which it isn’t. Again it’s a practice.
Let me name some examples on different parts of the world where people follow Christianity and practice Witchcraft shall we?
I’ll take my home country first as the Witchcraft there I know very well. The Philippines is known as the only country in Asia, besides East Timor, that’s official religion, besides Islam in Mindanao, is Christianity, mainly Roman Catholicism. Filipino’s are a very religious group of people and for the most part devout Catholics. This new religion came from the Spaniards as they came to colonize. However the Christianity in the Philippines is known as “Folk Christianity”, meaning they have syncretized their old beliefs and practices with Christianity. This includes animistic beliefs, old superstitious beliefs, traditional healing and healers known as hilot, and yes Witchcraft. Witches in the Philippines are Christian’s. They are devouted to Jesus and the Christian God and Mother Mary and the numerous Saints. Every year during Holy Week and Easter Sunday, those practicing Witches, and not in the European/Wiccan sense, go to certain mountains in the regions to gather there herbs to be used for the rest of the year and other ingredients. During this time it is believed to be the best time to gather them, as well as make their amulets, mixtures, etc. and this is influenced by their religion. There are those witches who heal, do love spells and charms, and yes even cursing others and making someone sick. Hell this event is even known as the, “Witches Festival”, where the witches or mangkukulam, make their stuff, there are rituals performed, and locals come buy them during Holy Week, located in one of the most popular regions in the Philippines known for witchcraft, in the island of Siquijor. Prior to the Spaniards and with the arrival of them the area has been known for it’s witches and witchcraft. In chants they invoke the Saints, Mother Mary, Jesus, and the Christian God, in their charms and amulets it’s mixed and written with Christian symbols. Many people still go to these people for whatever reason they want their help. This outcome comes from the syncretizing of the old native beliefs and practices with Christianity.
Just like the Philippines most of Latin America was influenced by the Spaniards and Roman Catholicism. The same way people in the Philippines syncretized old practices, people here did as well. Brujeria is a collective term for all the types of practices involving witchcraft and a mix of Catholicism, similar to the Philippines. Again the Christianity here is known as Folk Christianity. The witches here practice their own form of witchcraft mixed in with their Christian beliefs.
It’s called syncretization.
So before you go about telling people who are Christians and practice Witchcraft, stop claiming that witchcraft is a religion. It’s fuckin not, never was. Stop combining Wicca and Witchcraft as the same, it’s not. Stop criticizing Christian’s who practice witchcraft because they have every right to practice it just as much as anyone else does. The same goes for religions where it is syncretized with Christianity such as Vodun and Santeria. Do research first and stop judging others on how they practice and believe. It’s one thing to try and correct someone if they are wrong say for example people claiming so many witches died in the Burning Times, no they weren’t witches. Sure there could have been a couple, but majority of those lives lost were innocent people judged and killed because of fear and prejudice. However it’s another thing to judge someone based on their beliefs and practices such as Christowitch here.