I am a senior in high school, and I have a Digital Photography teacher that professes himself to be “Christian Wicca.” Don’t ask me what that means, I don’t know. But here’s what he said:
I believe in Jesus Christ, and that he is the savior of humankind. However, I also believe in some of the teachings of Wicca, like good and evil energy.
I haven’t worried about it much until today. He is a very kind man, never does anything against anyone, and has a very good will for everyone. He plays Dungeons and Dragons, and I play as well. I will find the post that led me to the decision to play, but the general consensus (based on a Catholic Forum topic) is that if it doesn’t go against Catholic beliefs, and you can differentiate between fiction and reality, it should be okay. (Again, I will find the CF post about this.)
HOWEVER, I am a little on the border about continuing to hang out in his classroom during lunch and before school after a revelation: He told me today that in both of his classrooms he does what he calls a “Four Corners Spell.” He says it has the effect of bringing feelings of peace and safety to the area, and I do feel this.
Ironically, while I am in there with the peace, I feel more in contact with Jesus and feel like he is guiding and protecting me from anything that could possibly detriment my faith. I don’t mean this in the sense of evil, Satanic temptation, etc., but I feel he strengthens my faith while I am in there to stand firm and be wary of a possibility of trying to convert me. Please note, he has never tried to convince me to join Wicca, and he says he respects mine and everyone’s religions and that I put off a “good vibe.” He also never brings any form of religion into his D&D world, keeping strictly to the players’ handbook while omitting the fishy stuff. I think of it as “Legend of Zelda with paper, pen, and dice.”
Let me know what you think. I would love to continue hanging out with the group and use my computer during lunch, but if it is of significant concern I will only go during the class period. Once again, I will post a couple of CF topics pertaining to “Friends who are Wicca” and “D&D and the Catholic faith.”
Thank you for your help, and God bless. May God enlighten you during your posts, and I am praying about it myself.