Our only animosity toward Christianity or toward any other religion or philosophy - of- life, is to the extent that its institutions have claimed to be " the one true right and only way " and have sought to deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious practices and belief. As American Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the history of the Craft, the origins of various aspects of different traditions. We are concerned with our present and our future.
We do not accept the concept of "absolute evil," nor do we worship any entity known as "Satan" or "The Devil" as defined by Christian Tradition. We do not see power through the suffering of others, nor do we accept the concept that personal benefits can only be derived by denial to another. We work within Nature for that which is contributory to our health and well-being. Get out your notebook and write down those concepts that either you do not understand or do not agree with, and why. Keep this page handy as you study further, and tick off those things that become clear to you and those that remain questionable.
Be sure that you re-read the Principles of Belief whenever you are in doubt of your position, either magickal or political. Most of us do live by and adhere to these principles, much like the Ten Commandments of the Christian religion, they serve their purpose well. Remember, to sign and date this entry.