very recently i have decided to go the path of a witch. But i was pulled back by my strong christian background. I have studied witchcraft for at least six months and i still don't have a firm grasp on it as a whole. But the more I've learned the more comfortable i am to call myself a Christian Witch. MANY Christians (including my parents) see any religions outside of Christianity as disgraceful and full of sin. Even as a little girl i have had sympathy for other religions and did not contain hate toward them. And as i explore the depths of this religion i realize how Christianity and Witchcraft have much in common. People believe that mixing the two religions together can't possibly work because of the wall of hatred toward each other. But if you simplify each religion to the very bones you will see that they are practically the same. The same things apply: don't hurt others, do bad biddings, and live your life peacefully. PEACEFULLY is the keyword here. How can we live peacefully if we shun those outside our belief systems? We are all human at heart and we shouldn't dwell on the bloody past between one another.
A witch is simply a person who is a individual who respects all nature and enjoys a free mind. The same things apply to Christians except we are not as close to our universe. Being a witch has brought me closer to nature and my inner self. Now there is the talk of Gods and Goddesses. I believe that God is like the horned one. Except the gods and goddesses are like branches off of a tree. All together they ARE God. I know this can be disputed and is kind of hard to wrap your mind around but it all comes together somehow.
Then there is Heaven and Hell. I still believe in heaven, but that's just me. Who really knows what it will be like? No one knows till they're there.
So I say to you - pagans, Wiccans, Christians alike - Don't look at the differences, look at the relations and embrace them. Life would be so much easier that way