Pagans and Christianity

Many Wiccans and other Pagans are former Christians, and have some concerns about how they'll practice their new beliefs. Also, many of us have Christian family members, so sometimes it can be hard to answer questions that our non-Pagan family might have. Here are some of our most popular articles on how Wiccans, Pagans and Christians can all co-exist together, as well as some of the common questions that Christians might ask you about your beliefs.

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A reader is thinking about becoming more involved in her local Pagan community but has some concerns that she'll be required to start "hating" Christianity, the religion in which she was raised. Find out whether or not Pagans and Wiccans are expected to hate Christianity. More »
If you're thinking about practicing witchcraft within a Christian framework, consider talking to your pastor. Image by Ian Spanier/Photodisc/Getty Images

A reader wants to know if she can practice witchcraft within a Christian framework. While this probably isn't the best place to get the answer, let's talk about the idea of Christian witchcraft. More »

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So you’re Wiccan or Pagan and your spouse/partner/lover/significant other/fiancé is ... something else. Is there a way the two of you can manage to find balance? Or are you doomed to a lifetime of worrying whether every little disagreement will end with someone throwing out the “Oh yeah? Well, your beliefs are STUPID!!” trump card? Fact is, in every relationship there are things that couples may not agree on. The trick is in finding a way to meet halfway. More »

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What do Pagans and Wiccans think about the concept of "God"? The answer might surprise you. More »

Can I Still Go to Church With My Family?

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If you still want to go to church with your family, why not go ahead?. Image by Robert Nicholas/OJO Images/Getty Images

Many people new to Wicca and Paganism are unsure about how to handle family obligations at church. Are you allowed to go, or does Wicca require you to stay away from celebrations held by other religions?

Pagans and Proselytizing

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A reader is upset because some Christians came a-knocking on her door to share the word of God. She wants to know why Pagans and Wiccans can't do the same thing.
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Are Pagans and Wiccans a bunch of devil-worshipers? Are they performing naughty naked rituals? Well, no... let's talk about why that's a myth. More »

Most Pagans aren't worried about going to Hell. Image by Andy Sacks/Photographer's Choice/Getty Images
Many people who discover Wicca and Paganism come from other religious backgrounds, and many of them are concerned about this issue. How do Wiccans and Pagans feel about the matter? More »
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Most Pagan religions don't subscribe to the concept of sin. Image by GK Hart & Vikki Hart/Stockbyte/Getty Images
How do Pagans and Wiccans feel about the concept of sin? Is it a uniquely Christian idea, or is it something found in modern Pagan religions? More »

Pagans and Blasphemy

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A reader writes in with concerns that she might have committed blasphemy. Find out what blasphemy means, and whether it even applies in a Pagan religion.
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Can best friends get along, despite differences in faith?. Westend61/Getty Images
A reader has a dilemma - she's a former Christian, and she's not sure how to tell her Christian best friend that she's now Wiccan. More »
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Several readers have been told Paganism is evil. They know it isn't, but how do they explain this to the people in their lives who object to Pagan religions? More »

Christ the Redeemer
In general, Jesus doesn't play a role in Pagan spirituality at all. Image by Moskow/Moment/Getty Images

A reader wants to know what Pagans think about Jesus. The answer often depends on which Pagan you ask, but in general, Jesus doesn't play any sort of role in Pagan spirituality. More »

How do Non-Pagans View Pagans?

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Ever wonder what different non-Pagans think of the Pagan community? Just like people themselves, opinions are going to vary. We surveyed some non-Pagans to see what their impression of modern Paganism was, and the answers might surprise you.

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Should a reader get rid of his family Bible just because he's Pagan?. Image by Myron/Stone/Getty Images

A reader got chastised by a friend for owning a Christian Bible - and now he wants to know if he should keep it or not. Let's talk about some of the issues in this situation. More »