Throughout the history of theology, there have been many arguments proposed to justify the existence of God. They have all not survived without some form of criticism, in many cases coming from believers themselves.
When most people think of witchcraft, they think of ugly witches with green skin and pointy hats that ride around on broomsticks and turn people into frogs, just for fun. Other people hear the word witch and their mind immediately goes to Satan worshipping, demon summoning, and goats sacrificing women. But here's the real tea, when referring to Wicca (and actually almost any form of "modern" witchcraft), both of those would be ENTIRELY incorrect, and sometimes even offensive.
There are many Hindu gods and goddesses and each individual, or family, will choose which particular gods or goddesses they wish, or need, to worship. Each god or goddess may be worshipped continuously or when a particular need must be met.
Voodoo is also known as Voudon. Voodoo is not only practiced in the Caribbean, as a religion with roots in a racial context mostly having to do with those of African heritage, although many others have picked up on the practices besides.
Hoodoo is one of the many witchcraft practices available to study. Hoodoo and Voodoo are often linked but hoodoo is also called rootwork. Hoodoo comes from the South, a region in the United States that fosters this path also called Conjure. Hoodoo is not necessarily Vodou, but it does mix the religion of the Congo slaves that were kidnapped from Africa to use in the slave trade. Also found under the heading of hoodoo is Native American herbal folklore, some European folk magic, and a dose of Jewish mysticism. Witchcraft of the type of Hoodoo is not necessarily a religion but a magical system that requires study. Some rootworkers are Protestant Southern Baptists who read the bible as well as pray Christian prayers such as reciting psalms.
Religion is something that has been dwindling in the west for some time. The latest polls from Britain indicating that 53 percent of the British public now belong to no religion. This is true mostly in younger generations where the belief in religious doctrine is clashing with the main values of young people today.
"Oh my God, I've got to tell you what happened at work today!"
I am a member of The Satanic Temple and an active member of Satanic San Francisco. My defense of the Seven Fundamental Tenets is based on my knowledge and my own reasons for joining and participating. I am not acting or speaking on behalf of either The Satanic Temple or Satanic San Francisco by writing or publishing this article. I am simply explaining.
It’s 10:58 AM Sunday morning and you can almost choke on the dust in the air being shaken off of the bones of the townsfolk. Not some toothless yokels in a barn spitting up each others’ already half chewed tobacco, not quite suburban wistful classism, but that happy medium where the railroad tracks split the folks that have too much pride in their wallets and those that have too much worry about having a wallet at all. Here we are smack dab in the middle of small town America where you step foot on sacred carpet; where everybody knows your name and the donations determine whether or not that name holds merit — the Southern Baptist church. A name as relatively spoken is that which spurns contempt amid an ever changing society, progressively wavering away from the construct of organized religion. Rightfully so. This rural existence centers mostly on God’s law and not much else. Funny enough, the ideals of such have reached far beyond small town America where the beer is good, and the guns are loaded and is concrete across itself in whole. 11:00 o’clock. Will the congregation please stand?