Ive been practicing wicca without the use of dieties for awhile. I get the same benifits without them. I believe in souls/ energy that encompasses everything. However this is my first post here so i figure lets get the overly opinionated ppl out of the way. Thoughts pertaining to the agnostic witch- and go!
I am am a "hard" atheist. My girlfriend is a 5th generation witch that she knows of and does not believe in dieities. She is a wiccian by title only. She knows that I don't believe in anything magick or spiritual. We simply accept our differing beliefs and do not tey to change one another. I do however accuse her of putting me under her spell though!
Most of us here are critical thinkers, skeptics and require empirical evidence. If by wicca you mean some belief in a supernatural world you aren't likely to find many allies here.
I can't see the point in saying one is an Atheist but still believe in worshipping the sun, the zodiac, unicorns, witchcraft or voodoo.
Before I met Kate I dated several women who considered themselves to be witches. They were all great people, smart, honest, compassionate, and political (basically how I met them). I would do this again without question, (I am Married and have no agenda on this) You will get many posts saying any number of things, Hopefully I will get to read some of them. Good luck and remember what they say tells you more about them than you.
Believe what you want but ensure you recognise it as belief and not knowledge. And please don't tell us any "truths". If it floats your boat, good onya!
Like they say, belief is like your dick; Be proud of it by all means but best to keep it in your pants rather than shove it in peoples faces, trying to ram it down their throats.
If you practice wicca without gods....how are you doing that?... are you just asking archangels for help in rituals and blessings then? That would be like a catholic not embracing god---praying only to the son and the holy spirit...so then would they be a catholic? and you a wiccan?
Have you found that many wiccians are not true believers, that is they are like " ooh i am spiritual and love nature so I am a wiccian! Yet they don't really know much about it or actually practice it as if it is a fashion statement? Just wondering as my girlfriend really is a wiccian yet she does not obsess about it.
" I believe in souls/ energy that encompasses everything."
To me that is an undefined and extraordinary claim.
Might as well call dark energy your God. Its supposedly everywhere and we cannot detect it. Now why would you think that Dark Energy would care about you or anyone any more or less than Cosmic radiation?
If you are asserting some kind of eternal soul. what is it, where is it, how much does it weigh? How could you even begin to prove a soul?
I am sure your practices give you some comfort, or you would not undertake them. personally I do not care what people choose to believe. I care only if they assert it is in fact, Indisputably reality, or worse, if they decide to legislate based upon a belief they have which all others do not share.
Do you see these rooms as some sort of competition to be won or lost?
I do not, I simply seek to let believers who are willing to, attempt to understand why what so utterly convinces them, does not come close to convincing me.
Believers are free to have whatever Pink Fairy suits them.
No one can provide the second point, as it is a supernatural claim.
I will always stand opposed to the third point in the interests of Liberty itself.
YOU are free to believe whatever you desire. YOU may believe the entirety of existence depends on the efforts of little pink Faeries which fly out of your butt. I do not care, it does not affect me. It neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket.
IF YOU want to insist that is reality, YOU need to prove your faeries are real.
If you want to make laws about your fairies without proving them, YOU are practicing a form of THEOCRACY, like the Talibhan.