Msg# 2950 *CULT_WATCH* 10/24/88 222900 (Read 0 Times) To JAMES FETTERS Subj REPLY TO MSG#

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Msg#: 2950 *CULT_WATCH* 10/24/88 22:29:00 (Read 0 Times) From: KIRBY WALLACE To: JAMES FETTERS Subj: REPLY TO MSG# 2783 (WITCHCRAFT PT-2) To correct a slight misrepresentation: Witchcraft is not as you (or your source) says: "The one common theme running through modern witchcraft is the practice of and belief in things forbidden by God in the Bible as occultic." Witchcraft is, quite unlike Satanism, the worship of Nature and especially the earth as a "force" or "supreme being". Satanism is the deliberate defiance of the Bible and God. It is most like (to the opposite extreme) Catholocism. In Satanism, you find such things as "Black Mass", and inverted crosses. The symbol, or trademark of Satanism is displayed on the cover of their publication "The Cloven Hoof", which depicts a dragon devouring the body of Christ from the cross. Witchcraft aspires to none of these things. Today, witches and warlocks are more concerned with Summer and Winter Solstices and the Seasonal Equinoxes and the likes. Things actually like or perverted from truely religous themes are the doings of Satanism and a few of it's close offshoots. Nevertheless, witchcraft is not the worship of the true God. But is is also not an anti-Biblical (notice I didn't say ungodly) thing. In Christ Jesus, Kirby p.s. Witchcraft does not pervert the things of God intentionally, as your message suggests. They do not believe in God. The Satanist believes in God, yet deliberatly distorts and perverts those things that he associates with God. --- TBBS v2.0 * Origin: The Network - Pittsburgh Harvester (412) 344-1931 (7000/12) Msg#: 2955 *CULT_WATCH* 10/25/88 18:16:00 (Read 0 Times) From: JAMES FETTERS To: KIRBY WALLACE Subj: REPLY TO MSG# 2950 (RE: WITCHCRAFT PT-2) Hello Kirby, It is nice to hear from you again. From your post I have to disagree with you. God said to Worship NO other gods but me. Since there are only two sources of worship (either God or Satan) then I must conclude that witches are worshipping Satan since God calls them an abomination. They do fall into the class of Devil worship if they error from the ways of God. It doesn't matter how good they are or what nice thing they do, as they are still in rebellion to God's Word. There is ONLY one way to become a Christian and Only one person to believe in and that is Jesus Christ. Contrary to popular belief, all paths do not lead to God and Salvation in Jesus Christ. Because there is only ONE way to eternal Salvation ALL other roads lead to Hell. That is the Truth from God and you either have to accept it, and go His way to Heaven or go your way to everlasting distruction. (That last sentence is not questioning your Salvation but for the benefit of those that read this post). Talk to you later. James --- ConfMail V4.00 * Origin: The Key of David *San Diego,CA* [ NETWORK 77/5 ] (1:202/113) Msg#: 2980 *CULT_WATCH* 10/26/88 21:14:00 (Read 0 Times) From: ROWAN MOONSTONE To: KIRBY WALLACE Subj: REPLY TO MSG# 2955 (RE: WITCHCRAFT PT-2) But we DO believe in God. And also in Goddess. Just not the same concept of God that the Christians believe in. Bb Rowan --- QuickBBS v2.03 * Origin: Rock Island (on) Line - Newalla, Ok.- (405)391-9488 (1:147/3) Msg#: 2982 *CULT_WATCH* 10/26/88 21:18:00 (Read 0 Times) From: ROWAN MOONSTONE To: JAMES FETTERS Subj: REPLY TO MSG# 2980 (RE: WITCHCRAFT PT-2) Well, that is what the Bible says, or at least what Christians interpret the Bible to say, but there are a LOT of folks in the world who don't accept the authority of the Bible as the inspired word of God. BB Rowan --- QuickBBS v2.03 * Origin: Rock Island (on) Line - Newalla, Ok.- (405)391-9488 (1:147/3) Msg#: 2952 *CULT_WATCH* 10/24/88 13:22:00 (Read 0 Times) From: JOSH WILLIAMS To: ROWAN MOONSTONE Subj: REPLY TO MSG# 2881 (RE: WICCAN, WITCHCRAFT, WHATEVE) Ok, well I think I know that it is the wqorship of something called wikka? Is that a name of a deity, or of a cult, or practice or what? Also, what is different about its basic beliefs from christianity? --- QuickBBS v2.03 * Origin: Mental Ward <*> Who's on the watch? (1:391/1) (8:7101/1) Msg#: 2979 *CULT_WATCH* 10/26/88 21:08:00 (Read 0 Times) From: ROWAN MOONSTONE To: JOSH WILLIAMS Subj: REPLY TO MSG# 2952 (RE: WICCAN, WITCHCRAFT, WHATEVE) OK, bu now the comparrison chart between Wicca and Christianity should have made it to your node. The word "Wicca" comes from an old Anglo-Saxon word meaning "to bend or to shape." Thus Wiccans are the benders and shapers of the forces of Nature. Some etymologists argue that the word meant "Wise" but there is really no way of telling as ancient Anglo-Saxon is no longer a living language. There are a lot of theories, but no one really knows for sure. BB Rowan --- QuickBBS v2.03 * Origin: Rock Island (on) Line - Newalla, Ok.- (405)391-9488 (1:147/3) Msg#: 2953 *CULT_WATCH* 10/24/88 09:34:00 (Read 0 Times) From: MILIND LIMAYE To: RICHARD BURRY Subj: WICCA(NS?) I, like a lot of people, view a witch as a middle aged lady in a black dress with a black pointed hat. Or at the very least a "wizard" like Gandalf in Tolkien's books. You get the idea. In your messages, you refer to yourself as a witch "a fellow witch". What exactly do y'all DO? What exactly do you believe? --- TBBS v2.0 * Origin: RCN 450MB 4-Line *Multi-Line* S.Bend,IN (219)287-3358 (227/2) Msg#: 2981 *CULT_WATCH* 10/26/88 21:16:00 (Read 0 Times) From: ROWAN MOONSTONE To: MILIND LIMAYE Subj: REPLY TO MSG# 2953 (RE: WICCA(NS?)) Oh dear, Milind, that's a lot of question. Could you narrow the subject matter down a bit? I promise you, I'm not QUITE middle aged, and I look terrible in Black, although I LOVE hats, but none of them have points on top.:-). I also don't have green skin or warts on my nose. BBl Rowan --- QuickBBS v2.03 * Origin: Rock Island (on) Line - Newalla, Ok.- (405)391-9488 (1:147/3)

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