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Re: Wicca Unknown to Majority of Americans
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2009, 02:56:36 PM »
Statistically though, I find that number to be problematic: that's 10 people per point, in a survey that speaks for millions.  Now, that's not a bad snapshot, but it ends up being very blurry.  I would put the error margin somewhat high.  Now that's not saying that these results are invalid or biased, only that they don't seem to be completely accurate. (though, in hindsight, I was overreacting to it, heh)
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Re: Wicca Unknown to Majority of Americans
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2009, 03:21:38 PM »
I answer the phone, when I realize its a survey I tell them to hold...and put the music on my pc and stand the phone next to the speaker...they soon hang up.
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Re: Wicca Unknown to Majority of Americans
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2009, 03:34:44 PM »
And there's another reason why the accuracy of the results are questionable.  With that small of a group, you're bound to have skewed results from that alone.
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Re: Wicca Unknown to Majority of Americans
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2009, 07:04:07 PM »
When you step back and think about it, if the Pagans had won out over the Christians, would it be the same?  I mean, would the Pagan, Wiccan, whathaveyou society have as little knowledge about Christianity?
They'd call it out as a cult. :|
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Re: Wicca Unknown to Majority of Americans
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2009, 03:18:24 AM »
i think the Romans called it a cult..... so which cult here's gonna become mainstream next?
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Re: Wicca Unknown to Majority of Americans
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2009, 04:56:30 AM »
Who said that Wicca (dubbed as "neopagan") is the old Pagan religion ?. To me, modern Wicca such as defined by Sanders and other British "mages" is a bag of bulls**t ... It is not better than Raelians ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Sanders_(Wiccan)
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Re: Wicca Unknown to Majority of Americans
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2009, 08:41:49 AM »
What I find interesting is how so many people seem to be unaware of a belief system that, according to their own beliefs, they should hate. You'd think that there would be more people that actively dislike Wicca than there are people who don't know wth it is, especially in a day and age where more and more Christians are becoming aware of beliefs other than their own due to society becoming slightly more tolerant.
I can answer this one. In my church, they taught that it was sinful to research other religions. That was the view of the majority of the church. The minority believed you could only research if you wanted to convert someone of that faith. Now, I know this isn't the view of all churches but I do know mine wasn't the only one who felt this way.

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Re: Wicca Unknown to Majority of Americans
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2009, 03:19:28 PM »
Alex_Sanders was a joke!
Interesting... Could you elaborate on that statement?
I can answer this one. In my church, they taught that it was sinful to research other religions. That was the view of the majority of the church. The minority believed you could only research if you wanted to convert someone of that faith. Now, I know this isn't the view of all churches but I do know mine wasn't the only one who felt this way.
As I said, that's what I've encountered.  If you try and explain to them what another religion was like, or ever correct the absurd lies and myths they've been told, they'll shout you down.  I know that it's somewhat common for priests of the evangelical groups to research them simply to find ways to attack them and convert people.  I've really decided that it's up to us nonchristians to "fight back", arm ourselves with counter-propaganda and knowledge, learn and study their tactics, build support groups against them, protect ourselves and other non-christians from their conversion attempts.  Otherwise, there'll be no one left to stand by when they come after us. (and really, no one should have to stand alone in their beliefs against an army like that)
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Re: Wicca Unknown to Majority of Americans
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2009, 03:33:57 PM »
As I said, that's what I've encountered.  If you try and explain to them what another religion was like, or ever correct the absurd lies and myths they've been told, they'll shout you down. 
Then you've had better luck with your encounters than I have. I got things thrown at me along with the shouting.  :lol:

I know that it's somewhat common for priests of the evangelical groups to research them simply to find ways to attack them and convert people.  I've really decided that it's up to us nonchristians to "fight back", arm ourselves with counter-propaganda and knowledge, learn and study their tactics, build support groups against them, protect ourselves and other non-christians from their conversion attempts.  Otherwise, there'll be no one left to stand by when they come after us. (and really, no one should have to stand alone in their beliefs against an army like that)
I know the feeling. I watched them completely destroy a friend of mine by isolating her. Now, she's so screwed up that they locked her in a psych ward for about three months. It's hard to watch. I've been alone in dealing with them since that. In the end, I realize it's not the religion, for I've seen the hatred of other religious groups, but the people and a human cruelty that we all posses deep within ourselves. Currently, I prefer to avoid topics of religion as much as possible. There's a lot I have to think through before I talk with anyone, friend or foe, about the subject.

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Re: Wicca Unknown to Majority of Americans
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2009, 05:22:49 PM »
the people and a human cruelty that we all posses deep within ourselves.
Of course, if you ask them, they cannot have this, for the only true source of evil is when you let magical mr satan in.  If you're an obsessive christian, you cannot be evil.  >!>
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