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Wiccans v. Creationists An Empirical Study

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:43 am
by Librarian
Wiccans v. Creationists
An Empirical Study of How Two Systems of Belief Differ

Creationists believe in their version of origins because they are cultural traditionalists. But traditional compared to what? To test this hypothesis I needed a control group. I chose the Wiccans — contemporary followers of so-called “Goddess” religions.6 Wiccans typically reject Christianity and other mainstream religions as being too patriarchal in nature.7 A high proportion of neopagans in general, and Wiccans in particular, assert that excessive masculinity led to the ecological rape of the planet. Wiccans see Christianity as a religion that originated from the myths of ancient Hebrew pastoral tribes. Such tribes were notoriously patriarchal, and Wiccans believe this patriarchy is still deeply embedded within modern Christianity.
There's some interesting differences in worldview in this study.

Read more here: http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/10-08-25/#feature

Re: Wiccans v. Creationists An Empirical Study

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:38 pm
by Kitsune
Oh, I'm going to have to save this and read it after my trip. I'll be useless for anything non-my-book related until then. :lol:

Re: Wiccans v. Creationists An Empirical Study

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:14 am
by Hytegia
We have a winRAR!
xD

But, seriously, this is not surprising in the least to me. All this data confirms what I've experienced from talking to them for years - and all of their similar responses on such issues.

Good read, though.