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Thank you thank you thank you - for saying exactly what I wanted to say. I loved that these movies portrayed the true essence of witches and their craft.
I think alot of people never realized that catholic/christian beliefs are based on the ancient pagans - especially the holidays.
I practice tolerance, and my tagline always reads:
"Freedom of religion means ANY religion."
Oh,my stars and garters! I am so pleased and moved that so many have shown support for both this series and Cassie's message of tolerance! Whether one "believes" in Witches or not,we all have the right to live our own way within the laws of the country we inhabit. Rocky Mtn Girl,you need some schoolin'! You don't have to agree with anyone...just give others the same courtesy You deserve-a right to their own opinions and the right to not be "hated on". Be more tolerant and kind,and your whole world opens up. RMGirl,may you find what you need in life to be truly happy,as may you all.
I'm a Christian, and I love this series. I don't at all get the impression it's all about Wicca or paganism,nor is it supposed to be. After all, Cassie wanted a minister for her wedding, and one can easily imagine that Middleton is a town of people who attend church and pray. There are, after all, elements of "magic" in this series that are pure fiction (protective vines, Veritas plants that force one to tell the truth, a needle spinning on the compass, changing the personality of a Doberman with a look). Much of what Cassie does involves the practical use of herbs; nor does her store resemble an occult shop where the only customers would be pagans. Even with the mystery that surrounds her, I think the "magic" that Cassie uses most to change circumstances are the old standbys of love, patience, slowness to take offense, and really looking beyond someone's outward personality to seek the best in them, because often there is good hidden beneath the pain that causes people to act...abrasively.
Now...if only Hallmark would magically release at least "The Good Witch's Garden!"
I myself happen to be wiccan and the image of the ugly old hag Witch who communicates with Satan is complete hogwash. We do not worship Satan as we do not believe in the Christian pantheon. Furthermore, this country was built upon the basis of freedom of religion which sadly many tend to forget. I found this topic very offensive. If you do your research, you will find that Wicca, Witchcraft are earth-based religions that believe in the duality of Deity, that everything has both a Masculine and Feminine aspect. We are not Satanists as we have been so poorly portrayed which was so the Church could get Pagans to convert to Christianity. That's how the whole Witchcraft is Evil thing started in the first place. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and religions but please, if you find something offensive, then don't watch it. These movies actually depict Witchcraft more concisely than any other movie I have yet seen thus far. We are here to help others, not harm. So please, before you begin spilling your own religious viewpoints, 1) do your research and 2) Just don't watch, listen or read anything you find offensive as others of us find them purely entertaining. I find the movies to be more about someone who doesn't quite fit in, which I'm quite sure a good number of us have felt, and through hard work and kindness has managed to make some incredible friends and find her true place once and for all.
Does this mean that you dislike The Wizard of Oz too? If I'm not mistaken, there was a "good witch" in that movie too.
Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies.
First allow me to say that I love the Hallmark Channel! Secondly, I am not Christian. I am a Wiccan Witch(a Pagan faith & I practice Witchcraft). As my faith & witchcraft are often portrayed as "horrible", it is always a pleasure to see the "reality" of the goodness in both depicted in a Movie or TV show. Many of the shows on Hallmark are Christian based programming, however, I totally enjoy them!! The point is that the shows here all seem to have some or all of the following qualities: love, goodness, compassion, and redemption. And in my opinion, that's what draws us to this wonderful channel!! If a particular show offends you for some reason, simply don't watch it! Blessings to all!
[i]"May you find your calling in time to make a difference" - fairystarr [/i]
Wow, rocky mtn seems a bit sheltered and stuck in her nice safe little box....
I pity people like that.
I was born into Christianity but knew at age 8 it wasn't for me. At age 18 I started studying other religions and 5 years later I chose paganism/wicca.
As others have stated, there is no devil in the craft. There is no h*ll. There is no need for it because we are not little children who must be scared into doing what is right, we know natural law will trump any of man and then some.
We are daughters and sons of the earth, sun, wind, water and spirit.
There has never been a war begun by witches against Christians. They cannot say the same. I'd hazard a guess than OP thinks ST Patrick actually drove snakes out of Ireland...and does not realize that is a metaphor for his nearly single-handed annihilation of all pagans whose symbol is the wise serpent ( like on the doctor's caduceus). Only one of many attacks against the peace loving folk.
But then she probably doesn't care, either.... closed minded folks are like that.
peace and blessings to all, even OP because she needs them most...
My goodness! Is there anything today that won't upset someone? This is such an innocent series and I love it. I love Catherine Bell witch(LOL) is why I started watching this series. Like several other people said, 'Turn the Channel!'.
Ah, I love a good theological debate! Good and evil exist in each of us; it's up to us to decide which path to follow. Choose your words and your actions wisely, and remember Matthew 7:3-5 (even the Hampton Court Conference thought it wise to leave this in) and the Wiccan Rede (paraphrased, of course...).
Ever mind the law of three,
What thou dost returns to thee.
As I will, so mote it be,
And it harm none. Blessed be!
I am a Solitary Wiccan as well and I was very glad to see positive feedback on the movies and those who follow a different faith. There are some who even incorporate the Christian values with Wiccan. A lot of rituals come from pagan history. I consider myself just as religious as anyone. I love to watch The Good Witch series as it has positive values and doesn't preach anything untoward. Tolerance is the key word here.
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