http://www.amazon.co.uk/Exorcist-Tells-His-Story/dp/0898707102 I have read the book (written by the former chief exorcist for the Vatican) in the above link. It is an excellent book and it has given me a ton of information. So I know a little on the subject! Anyway, I recently came across this:
The bit that stuck out for me was:
"Witches do not believe in Satan.
If there is one belief common to witches everywhere, it is that they do not believe in Satan and that they do not practice Satanism. Witchcraft’s apologists are quick to point this out.
Denise Zimmermann and her co-authors of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft emphasize, “Witches don’t believe in Satan! . . . The all-evil Satan is a Christian concept that plays no part in the Wiccan religion . . . Witches do not believe that negativity or evil is an organized force . . . Neither do Wiccans believe there is a place (hell) where the damned or the evil languish and suffer” (13).
Christian apologists should acknowledge that witches do not consciously worship Satan and that they do not believe he exists. But this does not mean that Satan needs to be left entirely out of the conversation. A Christian apologist should point out that belief in someone does not determine that person’s actual reality."
I’ve never realized this before! All I’m looking for is some confirmation that this is true (or false)…