Why Are People So Judgemental?

I am raising my son. He is 7mos old. I am 17 by the way. All of my family and my husband's family do not like my religion. They think I am evil or something...but I'm not. The whole issue is over the fact that I want to raise my son Wiccan because I know he has power. I can feel it in him already.I am proud of that fact! I guess it doesn't matter what they say or think. I just don't like having all this pressure all the time. I try and try to explain but they won't listen. I have given them chance after chance but they will not treat me with any respect. (Those who aren't afraid of me that is.) I guess I will figure it all out...one of these days!
darkwitchofwater darkwitchofwater
18-21, F
4 Responses Aug 9, 2007

Humans are limited and frightened. What they don't understand they tend to hate and also attach sinister meaning to. That way they can sill feel superior even through their ignorance. Most people don't want to hear anything "different" and most people are intimidated to step outside the expected limits imposed on them by their families, schools and public perceptions. <br />
As a Christian I pray for those people, not because I want to but because I know it's the right thing to do. <br />
As a Christian I also respect Pagan beliefs and incorporate them into my own beliefs. I think it's all tied in together, some of us just approach it differently is all.

I think it's good that you are raising your son in the Wicca religion and just by reading that i can tell your son is going to change the world in a good way.

There is nothing inherently evil in Wicca. And for you, to those of your relatives who are bible thumpers, there is a mistranslation that a Jewish friend of mine pointed out (she converted to study Kaballah) - and that is the verse that includes "Suffer not a witch to live." The correct translation is "Suffer not a POISONER to live." It was mistranslated from Hebrew to Greek to Latin to English. Talk about suffering in translation. <br />
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Hey, maybe that's where the phrase comes from?!?!<br />
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Anyway, the Wiccan way is possibly the only way to teach your son that his power is a gift and how to not misuse it.

http://www.bewitchingways.com/main.htm is a website dedicated to the wiccan way. Wicca is the old religion of the Mother. A matriarchal belief suppressed by the Christian patriarchal mis-belief that the male is dominant.