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As a Christian, I am offended by a channel that would promote a movie wherein the "witch" is portrayed as being good. Any type of witchcraft is heresy and I find it offensive. I like the fact that Hallmark is trying to make family-friendly movies, but please do it without "witches." Make no mistake, there is no such thing as a "good" witch!
I'm also a Christian.
There is no cussing, nudity, violence or anything satanic in it.
I just see this movie for what it is, entertainment.
Do you know what the Dove awards are?
Good Witch, The
Quality Rating: 4 out of Five Doves
ages 12 and over
This is what Dove says about the movie, The Good Witch.
Hallmark scores again with this wonderful presentation of “The Good Witch.” Cassie moves into the “haunted” house of the neighborhood and this story keeps you guessing if she is a witch, as some people assume, or just the mysterious new girl in town. The assumption that Cassie is a witch comes because of the good things that happen when numerous people follow her advice. The movie keeps you wondering until the end if she is magical or simply a student of human behavior. In the end, the latter is proven…or is it?
Isn't it a wonderful thing to live in a country where you do not have to watch something that you find offensive to your own beliefs? The shame comes when perfectly good programs or movies are cancelled because they "offend" someone. Someone, somewhere, is going to find offense in something that noone else has a problem with. Does that mean that someone has the right to demand that such "offensive" things be taken away so that others are denied the enjoyment? No, it does not. By the way, did you know that all christian holidays are "borrowed" and based upon pagan festivals? Oh my! Blessed be!
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Well put. And I add: If you do not like it, do not watch, read, or listen to it. We all have our individual interests, and that is part of what makes our little world interesting.
I too am a Christian. Part of my articles of faith is to allow "all men...let them worship how, where, or what they may."
We also follow the admonition of Paul, "If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things." I find the entire "Good Witch" series completely in tune with Paul.
I have to say, you are more patient than I would have been, and kinder! This Country was founded on free religion. We all have a right to watch, and decide what is proper for ourselves! How do you know there is no such thing as a good witch? Have you talked to many? I am glad to see someone has enough courage to show a series that depicts all types of worship! Praise to Hallmark! Well done.....I missed my other show Eastwick, and this soothed my wounds! Blessed Be ♥
Thank you also! It is a wonderful thing to see someone with a good heart! Just because we call ourselves witches, does not mean we practice bad magick! I study the earth, and God. I do nothing to harm others, and give my total love and respect to everyone! In many respects a lot of what we believe resembles Native Americans, and no one calls them devil worshipers for loving the earth! There are many ways of being wiccan, and or pagan, or a "Witch". We all have different gods. We all follow one path or another. It is up to our creator to decide what we are worthy of! He or She is the only judge! So, I say live, love, and help all you can, it's all that we have in life. A smile, a hug, or a shoulder to cry on, when it comes down to basics. Love is the true order of life. There is no devil in what we do. We love the land, and live humble, and as simple as we can. We accept people for who they are, and the quality of life they can provide for everyone around them. Thank you, dear woman, for having a heart to see around good, and not stereo type! We have been given a bad name for far too long!!!!!!! Maybe, this series will help open eyes! May you be blessed with much love and life ♥ My Grandma didn't believe in Christ, but she was Jewish....and weren't they his chosen people? Our creator has a way of showing us what we need to know, when we need to know it! The best of Holiday wishes to you ♥ Blessed Be!
Please read below! You are missing good quality people because of your ignorance! Educate yourself on worship then argue "witches"!!!!!!!!! May you be blessed despite your hate! Even pastors learn about all the faiths before they can preach. May love and light follow you all the days of your life!
How many witches do you know, good or bad? Have you heard of wicca? The main thing in wicca is: Do what you will but harm none. That is good witchcraft! All witches know that black magic (bad) is off limits because it will come back to them 3 times as bad! There are protection spells, but it is best to just not go there. By the way...I am not Wiccan, I am just interested in different religions and spiritualality! I really like the Good Witch series. Can't wait for a new one!
I am not Wiccan, either, but interested in learning about and understanding other religions as well. I personally do know several very GOOD witches. When I first met these lovely people, I educated myself so that I could better understand them. During that process, the stereotypical image of witches and Wicca melted away. There are many well-researched and objectives books on the subject.
My mother and a friend of mine both absolutely love the Good Witch movies, and they are both devout Christians.
The Good Witch movies promote kindness,loving and forgiveness. It would seem that to some "Christians" God let his son come down here to suffer horribily and die a slow death so that two thousand or so years later some of his followers would get a free pass to be sanctimonious and judgemental. I wonder if God would approve? I would also ask what these unhapppy "Christians" are afraid of? If they love God and they are protected by his love, as we ALL are I might add, what then is there to fear? Also if they abide in God's love, how can they be unhappy? They should be experiencing overwhelming joy and love when they call his name. I know I do.
Yes I am a christian. I think that if we have brought up our families in the right way than they will know the difference between something good to watch and something bad, what is real and what is imaginary. I also like the phrase swallow a camel and gag at a gnat! I have watched the show and it is in no way offensive, it is a make believe fairytale movie. It does not promote anything but imagination. Instead of being so negative which is not christian like either, or nit picking, which is not christian like either, turn the channel and lighten up a little. I did not say compromise your faith. Think before you speak.
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Not all actions by Christians I would consider `good`. The Crusades, for example. That being said, any child watching this series would most likely glean the act of looking for the good in all people, not some idea of becoming a witch. I think thats why I like this series so much, If it`s thief, a bully, etc, Cassie always finds the good in them. Sounds like someone familar..Jesus, maybe?
I am a Christian.
Christ preached tolerance.
Christ also preached about reincarnation (taken out of the Bible by Constantine) and preached that his followers should practice meditation to get closer to God. The Council of Nicea (400 years after
Christ) took this out of the Bible and called those people (people who were doing what Jesus said to do) 'witches'. The rulers of the church (at that time) wanted to control the people. They did so by scaring them. The used fear to control people by taking out the real message of Christ and inserting lines like, "Do not suffer a witch to live." Well, Christ loves ALL (even witches).
Yes, there ARE good witches.
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