craft_haven (craft_haven) wrote in pagan_writers,

Just invert it...

So many places and from so many mouths have I heard that Wicca = Satanism. More than that, if you are 'pagan' at all you are a satanist by many Christian standards.

First off, I don't get it. I really don't. It makes about as much sense as saying, "You don't like apple pie? Then you must only eat lemons, just like all the rest." What? How does one thought lead to the other?

On top of that, I really don't like the judgment, "You are Satanist," when I don't even believe in Satan. Satan? Really? Isn't He like, an innate part of Christianity? "Neo-Pagan Witches aren't Satanists. The Christian anti-God, Satan, has no place in Pagan pantheons, either mythologically or theologically. Plainly and simply, to non-Christians, Satanism is the dark side of Christianity." - Otter and Morning Glory Zell

I'm not Christian, so how can I be Satanist? That said, wouldn't that make Satanism the flip-side of Christianity? "Oh, but Satanist use the pentagram." Yes, some do, but it is inverted. "What difference does that make? It's still the pentagram and therefore associated with Satanism." So, the inverted cross used by some Anti-Christ/Satanist means... ... ... the cross is associated with Satanism? There's shooting yourself in the foot with shortsighted thinking.

{I'll be cross posting this to two other communities as well as my journal.}
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