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Many people see Christianity and Wicca being about as opposite as day and night. Let us now take a closer look. What you may find here might surprise you. As you look through this table, please understand that there are many different traditions and denominations in both
Wicca and Christianity. This table takes what most people basically believe.

C is Christians
W is Wiccans

C Diety One Divine Source, called "God," viewed in three different aspects: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
W One Divine Source, viewed in the Masculine, called "God," and in the feminine, called "Goddess." God seen in the three aspects of Hunter, Father, and Sage, and the Goddess seen in three aspects of Maiden, Mother, and Crone.

C The Soul Seen as eternal The Afterlife Heaven or Hell for eternity
W Life seen as a series of lessons learned through experiences. The Soul takes as many lifetimes as it takes to learn all that it can through the human experience.
Upon learning all that it can, the Soul proceeds to the next plane of existance. There is no concept of Hell in Wicca

C Evil Incarnate Satan, the Devil
W Wiccans do not believe in the Devil or Satan.

C Scripture The Bible
W Wiccans have no set book of scripture.
The Book of Shadows is what Wiccans make on their own. It is a compilation of all the lessons and experiences while on the Wiccan path. It is most often used as a reference book.
Communication with Diety Prayer and Meditation Meditation, Ritual, and Devination are the three most common ways.

C Salvation Acceptance of Jesus Christ to be God in the flesh, and that he died on the cross to pay the debt for all sin. Followed by admission of sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ into one's heart, thereby beginning a life of service to God.
W As Wiccans do not believe in Hell, the most common thought here is, "saved from what?" Progression to the next plane is outlined in the Above section on the Afterlife.

C Basic Law The Ten Commandments
W The Wiccan Rede: An it harm none, do what thou wilt.

C The Golden Rule Christ taught several versions of this law. He was quoted as saying, "In as much as you have done to the least of these, you have done so to me." He also said, "What soever you give, it shall come back to you, shaken down and running over."
W The Three Fold law is another way of saying the same thing. What one does is revisited back to them several times more than first done. This is also known as the law of Karma. Many, many religions teach this law in one form or another.

C Honor Life Jesus said, "How important to God are the lillies of the fields, how much more important to Him are each of you!"
W Wiccans honor and respect the life in all living things; human, animal, and plant, all of life is sacred.

C Healing Christians believe in natural healing and in medical science. Many believe in the "laying on of hands" to channel the power of God to heal.
W Wiccans believe in natural healing and in medical science. Wiccans also channel the Divine power to heal.

C Divine Power Christians communicate their needs and wants to God through prayer with the belief that God will always answer them.
W Wiccans channel the Divine energy that is in all to a desired end result, calling on the God and Goddess to support them and provide the power through them.

C Daily Life Christians have jobs, families, houses, cars, and problems. They pay taxes, they have bills. They have pets. They go camping and enjoy many forms of recreation.
W Wiccans have jobs, families, houses, cars, and problems. They pay taxes, they have bills. They have pets. They go camping and enjoy many forms of recreation.

C Church Christians have designated buildings where they meet. They also have get togethers and meetings in people's houses
W Wiccans do not usually have a public building designated as a Wiccan Church. They usually meet in someone's home or out in nature.

C Sex and Relationships Christians see sex as sacred. Sex is to be bound within marraige and commitment. Though, a very small percentage (we hope) have been known to ignore this.
W Wiccans see sex as sacred. Wiccans have very high morals that govern sex. Most often, sex is bound within marraige
and commitment. Extremely few Wiccans see "open" relationships as okay with them. They do not judge ones
who choose to do the open relationship as wrong, however. And, a very small percentage (we hope) have been known to go outside their marraiges.

C Judgementalism Christians are taught "judge not that ye not be judged" but are judgemental anyway.
W Wiccans are taught "judge not that ye not be judged" but are judgemental anyway.

C Right or Wrong? Christians usually see that anyone who isn't one is doomed for Hell. Christians often believe that there is only one right and true way to spirituality and enlightenment and Heaven.
W Wiccans see many paths to spirituality, enlightenment, and the Summer Land.