Wiccans v. Creationists An Empirical Study

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Wiccans v. Creationists An Empirical Study

Post by Librarian » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:43 am

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
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Post by Kitsune » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:38 pm

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:
Trying to create a world, even in words, is good occupational therapy for lunatics who think they're God, and an excellent argument for Polytheism. -S.M. Stirling

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Re: Wiccans v. Creationists An Empirical Study

Post by Hytegia » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:14 am

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.
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And all the boards did shrink;
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Nor any drop to drink."

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