Are Wiccans Satanists?

pentagram bellIt is a common error to accuse Wiccans of worshipping Satan. Wiccans do not acknowledge the existence of Satan the way Christians do. "Since the rise of Christianity, witches have been accused of worshiping Satan. This misconception remains alive even in modern times. In reality Wiccans/Witches do not subscribe to Judaic-Christian theology, do not recognize the existence of Satan, and therefore would have no reason to worship him."1 Therefore, if you were to ask a Wiccan if he worshipped Satan, he would say no.

However, from the Christian perspective, we would conclude that the theology behind Wicca is not from God and that it is ultimately authored from Satan. Furthermore, Christians would assert that the god and goddess worship offered by Wiccans is in reality an offering to the devil himself. From the Christian perspective, this would mean that Wiccans were worshipping Satan. But we must not confuse this with the idea that the Wiccans are knowingly or purposefully worshipping a being known as Satan. They do not do that.

  • 1. Grimassi, Raven, Encyclopedia of Wiccan Witchcraft, St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2003, p. 355.