My whole life I've been told that Magick is evil, that Witches are Devil Worshipers, that "All" Muslims are bad, glory be to Zionism, and Christ is the only way to salvation.
After much time, deliberation, research, personal enlightenment, and World Experience; I find that Magick like anything else, is no more harmful than a gun in the hands of a Police Officer or Aspirin in the hands of a criminal.
That Witches, true Witches and those of Witchcraft, Wish like most everyone else, to live in peace, practice their faith without obstruction or hindrance. That they are some of the most Earth friendly and helpful people I know.
That Satanism and Devil worship only began officially in the 1960's brought about by Anton LeVey, and technically by the foundation of the Catholic Church, since no such thing as the Christian Devil existed prior to Christianity. That Witches and Pagans alike do not follow Christianity or its Tenets, and so cannot be found to practice something that they do not even believe in.
That although the Judeo-Christian God is called Zion; Zionism is a product of the 1800's by an offshoot Banker group of Jews who seek not the enlightenment of the Torah or the Salvation of G-d, but seek only money and control of others.
That of the Worlds Four Major Religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism, all believe in one single mighty Creator, all believe that by following their faiths tenets they will find salvation, they all have Heavenly Messengers, Prophets, and Holy incarnations of one kind or another, and all have multiple Minor Deities/Saints or Demi-Humans who are worshiped and prayed to in one facet or another.
Lies and half-truths perpetrate through out the ages and continue to be spread, mainly out of fear or a desire to control others.
The one thing I am sure of is, that I and you all have the freedom and right to love, like, believe, eat, and do whatever we like, as long as it does no harm.
That to maintain our Right to do something, we must protect others Rights to do something that we find disagreeable.
So stand up and hold onto what you believe, keep an open mind and remember we are not always right, and good intentions are never as intended let alone just.
R. William Holzkopf Jr.