The following is the comparison listing of Christianity and Wicca that I
mentioned in a previous message. It was prepared by Kerr Cuchulain, who is the
Canadian Chapter Head for the Witches League for Public Awareness, in response
to a request from a Christian minister who contacted the League.

Christianity                               Wicca
Patriarchal/Paternalistic             Duotheistic (Goddess/God)*
Dualistic: divinity seperate          Monistic: Divinity inseperable
from everyday world                     from everyday world
Resurrection                          Reincarnation
Heaven: destination of Christian      Summerland: resting place between
souls                                    incarnations
Hell                                  No equivalent
Satan                                 No equivalent
Original Sin                          No equivalent
Redemption/Atonement/Confession       Karma/Threefold Law( evil returns
							   upon the perpetratoe three - fold)
Heirarchy/Authoritarian               No heirarchy/ Autonomy
Bible( scripture)                     No equivalent **
Sabbats based upon Biblical           Seasonal and Lunar Sabbats
and Christian historical events
Prophets/Saints/Messiahs              no equivalent
Generally daylight worship            Some worship nocturnal(lunar esbats)
Churches/temples                      Circles case where convenient usually
							   no formal temple no size restrictions
							   on small groups (covens) 3-13 people
							   usual though congregations may be
10 Commandments                       Wiccan Rede Harm none
Psychic phenomena generally           Psychic abilities encouraged
discouraged except for                (magick)
* Names vary from tradition to tradition. lDifferent aspects of the
Goddess/God have different names creating the impression that Wicca may be
** Wiccans use a book called the "Book of Shadows". This is a working notebook
rather than a scriptural text.
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* Origin: Rock Island (on) Line - Newalla, Ok.- (405)391-9488 (1:147/3)