By Patti Wigington
I was raised Christian, and have been trying to study Wicca and Paganism. For Christians, there is the Bible and the Ten Commandments to tell them what is right and what is wrong. Wicca doesn’t have anything like that, so how do Pagans and Wiccans know what is moral and what is not?
Well, first of all, you’ve got to understand that morality is a fairly subjective thing. What is moral to one person may not be necessarily moral to another, regardless of faith or religious upbringing. That having been said, let’s look at it this way. Is the only reason a Christian doesn’t kill is because the Ten Commandments prohibit it? If there were no such thing as the Ten Commandments, would you — as a Christian — think it was okay to kill?