1. Standard memberwindmill
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    While writing some threads on suicide I got talking to a person involved in wicca through the pm.Such a nice attitude towards life with a good heart and I find it sad that many Christians are lacking in these areas.Jesus as I said in one of my pm's is a good part of my life and I hope one day this person will see this.

    -I guess some people won't like this but I got reading a local paper with the above title so thought I'ld write the rest for my friend and anyone else who would like to talk about it.

    -Witches are alive and well in our midst.According to Polli Minnell,from W(h)anganui,the numbers of Wiccan practitioners(or witches)practising the craft in New Zealand and worldwide is increasing rapidly.Polli will discuss modern Wiccan practise and the seasonal celebrations of Wicca in a public talk in Wanganui on sunday afternoon at 2pm at Gifford House,22Dublin Street.

    -"Wicca is commonly described as modern witchcraft,however,to describe it as such is misleading,inadequate and perpectuates misbeliefs and stereotypical thinking common in those outside the faith.Misbeliefs such as devil-worship and cultism,evil intentions and cursing persist because Wicca is traditionally secretive for historically protective and defensive reasons,"say's Polli.

    -"Wicca is in fact,a contempory adaption of nature-based paganism or the ethnic faiths of Europe.It is rich in imagery,colour,symbolism and superstition.It promotes integration with the natural cycles of life and an understanding of the spiritual energies about us.Followers of Wicca recognise the male and female divine and abide by a moral code,called Rede,that forbids the harming of living things for any reason but survival.

    -"It's often surprising to find how many Wiccan concepts and traditions,people outside the faith,are already familiar with.Many Pagan(and consequently Wiccan)traditions blended with those of the now mainstream religions over a thousand years ago,surviving to everday life.

    -By looking at the Wiccan sacred days,where they come from,when they occur and how they are celebrated,these familiarities become clear,"Polli says.

    -The talk and disscussion on Sunday is sponsored by the Wanganui branch of the Theosophical Society and all are welcome to attend.
    -Warwick Keys president Wanganui branch,Theosophical Society of NZ.

    Keyteach@xtra.co.nz
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    14 Nov '05 00:02
    Originally posted by windmill
    While writing some threads on suicide I got talking to a person involved in wicca through the pm.Such a nice attitude towards life with a good heart and I find it sad that many Christians are lacking in these areas.Jesus as I said in one of my pm's is a good part of my life and I hope one day this person will see this.
    ...[text shortened]...
    Keyteach@xtra.co.nz
    I hope that you are able to attend the talk and learn more about Wicca. It is a very respectable, gentle faith-system with many goodhearted followers.
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    14 Nov '05 01:43
    Originally posted by echecero
    I hope that you are able to attend the talk and learn more about Wicca. It is a very respectable, gentle faith-system with many goodhearted followers.
    Yeah, I like most of the Wiccans I've talked with.

    Some of them can get pretty agitated when faced with hard reason and they often are a bit too 'everybody's right' for my tastes. Still it beats talking with a Baptist fundy for an hour.
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  5. Standard memberwindmill
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    14 Nov '05 02:28
    Originally posted by echecero
    I hope that you are able to attend the talk and learn more about Wicca. It is a very respectable, gentle faith-system with many goodhearted followers.
    I could not attend the talk because I had to work in my father's chicken shop.Still I would not attend because like you allready know my faith is in Jesus which has not to much bearing on what my own family does or thinks of me.I checked the person profile I was talking about and they are currently on vacation but should be back soon....so like I'ld like to wait and see what they have to say if you don't mind.k.
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    14 Nov '05 03:13
    Originally posted by windmill
    I could not attend the talk because I had to work in my father's chicken shop.Still I would not attend because like you allready know my faith is in Jesus which has not to much bearing on what my own family does or thinks of me.I checked the person profile I was talking about and they are currently on vacation but should be back soon....so like I'ld like to wait and see what they have to say if you don't mind.k.
    Your faith in Jesus means you are unable to learn about other religions?
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    14 Nov '05 04:13
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Your faith in Jesus means you are unable to learn about other religions?
    My faith in Jesus means I should not live in a wardrobe.
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    14 Nov '05 12:16
    Originally posted by telerion
    Yeah, I like most of the Wiccans I've talked with.

    Some of them can get pretty agitated when faced with hard reason and they often are a bit too 'everybody's right' for my tastes. Still it beats talking with a Baptist fundy for an hour.
    Also, Baptist fundies don't dance naked around bonfires.
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    14 Nov '05 12:19
    Originally posted by windmill
    My faith in Jesus means I should not live in a wardrobe.
    Well then come out of the closet for Jesus.
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    14 Nov '05 14:56
    Originally posted by Pawnokeyhole
    Also, Baptist fundies don't dance naked around bonfires.
    Jeeze the naked bonfire dancing is like 1 night of the year. I'm sure baptist's are just as fun in their own way to other baptists 🙂
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    14 Nov '05 14:58
    Originally posted by dags
    I'm sure baptist's are just as fun in their own way to other baptists 🙂
    I always wanted to see the girly snake show.
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    14 Nov '05 15:54
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    I always wanted to see the girly snake show.
    I think you might have to go to some sort of strip club to see that sort of thing. 🙂
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    14 Nov '05 15:55
    Originally posted by dags
    I think you might have to go to some sort of strip club to see that sort of thing.
    Best place to catch the preacher after hours.
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    14 Nov '05 16:56
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Best place to catch the preacher after hours.
    All those poor souls to save, so contingently fastened to gorgeous, naked flesh.
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    14 Nov '05 22:251 edit
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Well then come out of the closet for Jesus.
    Well lol you lot build our wardrobes too fast.:'(....Who minds free firewood🙂
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