Kelowna one of the most godless places in the world

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Buddhist
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1%
Christian (Catholic)
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1%
Christian (Protestant)
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14%
Christian (other)
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9%
Wiccan
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3%
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1nick wrote:I love it when joe posts,it makes me feel somewhat normal.


I'm sure you would fit right in with the group. Party on....
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What is the fastest growing religion in the United States? If you said Christianity, you would be way off. In fact, the most recent numbers show that Christianity is in a serious state of decline in America. If you said Islam, you are much closer to a correct answer. Islam is the fastest growing major religion in the United States. But there is a faith that is growing even faster than Islam. It is called Wicca, and it is currently growing at an astounding pace. Wicca emerged as a faith in the middle of the 20th century, but the origins of many Wiccan practices actually go back for thousands of years, and some researchers believe that certain aspects of Wicca can actually be traced all the way back to ancient Babylon. According to Wikipedia , Wicca “is a modern pagan, witchcraft religion”. It has been estimated that the number of Americans that are Wiccans is doubling every 30 months, and at this point there are more than 200,000 registered witches and approximately 8 million unregistered practitioners of Wicca. And it is important to remember that Wicca is just one form of witchcraft. There are many other “darker” forms of witchcraft that are also experiencing tremendous growth.
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WeatherWoman wrote:What is the fastest growing religion in the United States? If you said Christianity, you would be way off. In fact, the most recent numbers show that Christianity is in a serious state of decline in America. If you said Islam, you are much closer to a correct answer. Islam is the fastest growing major religion in the United States. But there is a faith that is growing even faster than Islam. It is called Wicca, and it is currently growing at an astounding pace. Wicca emerged as a faith in the middle of the 20th century, but the origins of many Wiccan practices actually go back for thousands of years, and some researchers believe that certain aspects of Wicca can actually be traced all the way back to ancient Babylon. According to Wikipedia , Wicca “is a modern pagan, witchcraft religion”. It has been estimated that the number of Americans that are Wiccans is doubling every 30 months, and at this point there are more than 200,000 registered witches and approximately 8 million unregistered practitioners of Wicca. And it is important to remember that Wicca is just one form of witchcraft. There are many other “darker” forms of witchcraft that are also experiencing tremendous growth.


Thank you WeatherWomyn! Add Wiccan also. I stand correct. Wiccan is running rampant among young women.
(I hope you didn't mind me changing the a to y? Lot of feminists like to keep the men or man out of Women/Woman)
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1nick wrote:I love it when joe posts,it makes me feel somewhat normal.


averagejoe wrote:I'm sure you would fit right in with the group. Party on....


I wouldn't want to belong to a group that would have me as a member.

Satanism is no different than any of the other religions,they're all laughable.
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averagejoe wrote:Thank you WeatherWomyn! Add Wiccan also. I stand correct. Wiccan is running rampant among young women.
(I hope you didn't mind me changing the a to y? Lot of feminists like to keep the men or man out of Women/Woman)


If I wanted to be a y I would have put in a y. Honestly I don't care what you call me. That reflects more on you than me.

I hope it's clear that wicca doesn't equal satanism.
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WeatherWoman wrote:I hope it's clear that wicca doesn't equal satanism.
So you don't believe you can cast spells? Are there any witches in your group?
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Hmmm wrote:So you don't believe you can cast spells? Are there any witches in your group?


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Hmmm wrote:So you don't believe you can cast spells? Are there any witches in your group?


I am not a witch in real life...I just play one on Castanet.

I do have friends who practice wicca.

Wicca is a modern pagan.Wicca is typically duotheistic, worshipping a god and goddess traditionally viewed as a mother goddess and horned god. These two deities are sometimes viewed as facets of a greater pantheistic godhead. However, beliefs range from hard polytheism to even monotheism. Wiccan celebration follows approximately eight seasonally based festivals known as Sabbats. An unattributed statement known as the Wiccan Rede is the traditional basis of Wiccan morality. Wicca often involves the ritual practice of magic, though it is not always necessary.

Theistic Satanism (also known as traditional Satanism, Spiritual Satanism or Devil worship) is a form of Satanism with the primary belief that Satan is an actual deity or force to revere or worship.[12][13] Other characteristics of theistic Satanism may include a belief in magic, which is manipulated through ritual, although that is not a defining criterion, and theistic Satanists may focus solely on devotion. Unlike LaVeyan Satanism, theistic Satanism believes that Satan is a real being rather than a symbol of individualism.



Both are considered Pagan religions but they do not equal each other.
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I practiced Wicca for a few years. I still have all of my books. It is more about celebrating cycles and nature. I still find it pretty interesting.
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Glacier, you should add satanism to your poll. Bigger than you think!

A satanic black mass to be held in Oklahoma later this month - featuring a reverse exorcism - has sold out.

All 88 tickets have been bought for the September 21 ritual to be led by a devil-worshiping group, the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu.


http://news.sky.com/story/1334837/educa ... -sells-out
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averagejoe wrote:Glacier, you should add satanism to your poll. Bigger than you think!

A satanic black mass to be held in Oklahoma later this month - featuring a reverse exorcism - has sold out.

All 88 tickets have been bought for the September 21 ritual to be led by a devil-worshiping group, the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu.


http://news.sky.com/story/1334837/educa ... -sells-out


So... The title of the thread is, "Kelowna is one of the most godless places in the world" and you think that satanism in Oklahoma is somehow on topic...how?

You're obviously fixated on this so why not start your own thread?
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We have two confirmed wiccans on this thread. I'm just pointing out to Glacier that he should change his poll to add wiccans and satanists. There was a story our of Vancouver of a satanist statue being"erected" near the Italian Cultural Center in Vancouver a few weeks ago. But it was to pornographic to post.
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Happy now? Besides Weatherwoman and averagejoe, are there any other Wiccans?
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Well, what about Zoroastrianism, or Rastafarianism, or Jainism, or Eckankar, or, or, or... lol

(sorry, couldn't resist)
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Glacier wrote:Happy now? Besides Weatherwoman and averagejoe, are there any other Wiccans?


Thanks Glacier! 50% there, just need satanism added.
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