Have you ever seen a star with a circle around it and totally freaked out and ran as far from it as possible? You probably thought immediately of satanic rituals, animal sacrifices, and summoning demons, am I right? That would have that be the first thing to come to mind for most people. In fact, that is what I thought for the longest time. Though today, I proudly walk around with a pentacle choker around my neck. I do that in hopes of having a conversation with someone about it, because the idea of witchcraft has been so warped by society. The true meaning of Paganism and Wicca has been…
When early Christians came to areas with paganism as its main spirituality they were dead set on converting everyone from their pagan ways. There are many holidays in the pagan calendar and they were a big part of the culture. So to try to make these holidays fit with Christianity, they took them and made their own story to go along with the day. Since then, the original holidays have been lost and no one really knows the true origins of our beloved holidays. “Christ’s mass” is never mentioned in the Bible, nor any other holidays. Our traditions all have pagan roots.
The Bible can be misinterpreted based on both the culture and time period in which parts of it were written.
One week out of the month, our Sunday School lesson revolved around a country where missionaries worked. This is an intriguing system with a lot of potential.