I recently took a class at a local college, and became chummy with a young woman in the class who eventually revealed to me that she considers herself a witch, a member of Wicca. She even has a website on this topic, explaining how good witches are and how they have been defamed in mythology and given a bad name by bigoted narrow minded people, etc etc. She maintained that Wicca is a belief system of peace and gentleness, tolerance and harmony with nature.
She and I were only able to have one conversation about Catholicism, which is her religion of origin, and why she left it. (too restrictive, basically.) Nothing I said or offered her seemed to make the slightest difference to her. My Scriptural references were waved off since she does not accept the Bible as an authority. My appeal to history was waved off since “history was written by the winners.” My appeal to reason was waved off as being narrowminded and intolerant of what reason is. Etc etc etc. The only thing she liked about Catholicism, she said, was the candles and Mary.
So I began to pray the Rosary for her, and each time I did felt enormous peace afterwards. I am especially concerned for her as she came from Catholicism and so is accountable to God for knowing better. Then she stopped coming to class… she dropped out! I lost touch with her.
Has anyone ever found a way to address Wiccans with the Truth, successfully? That said I know we don’t have to be “successful”, just faithful, but it bothered me to see this young woman raising up her kiddos in the false faith. I wanted to help her… Those who read this, please offer up a prayer for her.