My thoughts on Wicca and Druidry Feb 13, 2007 10:04:18 GMT -5
Post by Marcus on Feb 13, 2007 10:04:18 GMT -5
marcus said:Np problem Tiffany!
For me it is the culture that is the fundamental part of my path. It is that reason that I was never drawn to wicca. It is the same with most ancient religions. Culture/family/heritage is fundamentally important. New Age religions do not have a culture and therfore take from other cultures to create their own paths.
The reason why there is so much debate between Celtic recons etc and Wiccans is because that due to wicca being such a popular path many young kids who become interested in paganism immediately see wicca when they go searching. They then believe that what is written in wiccan books is an actual culture.
I agree, however as I said I personally have no problem with Celtic and Faery Wicca as it is having been a part of my past, but it's when they start to claim their practice as something that was actually a practice of the ancient Celts that I take issue. I watch traditionalist Wiccans (Or wanna be Traditionalists?) flame other traditions of Wicca for not having their facts straight (usually the depth of this argument is "Because I say so) then claim that Wicca is a "mystery tradition" from the Isle of Mann and therefore they have every right to say their path is Celtic or Druidic when it is obvious that it isn't then I must say I take issue with it.
Exactly! I feel we are argueing the same point. I myself would never turn around to someone and say that their path is "wrong", i believe that having faith in anything is better than having no faith at all.
However just as you say John when they start to claim their practice as something that was actually a practice of the ancient Celts it is then that I am actually offended.