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How do I tell my mom I want to convert to Wicca? - November 10th 2014, 09:25 AM

I know that a lot of people don't think a twelve year old should decide to commit to a different faith, but I have never had a connection with Jesus or God. I think just about half the Bible is wrong. It's just not me. If you've ever had that gut feeling that something is wrong, and then something horribe happens, you kind of know what I'm talking about. But my mom thinks that Wicca is a cult. And it is mot definitely NOT. It is all about being connected to nature, and taking responsibility for your actions. I don't know how to tell her without her blowing up at me. She is very temperamental. I just don't know what to do.
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Re: How do I tell my mom I want to convert to Wicca? - November 10th 2014, 11:15 PM

Hey there,

I've gone ahead and moved this to the Religion and Spirituality, Science and Philosophy forum because I think you will get better responses here.

Honestly, I think when it comes to telling a parent about things like this you have to think about what is best for your well-being. Would it be safe to tell your parents that you want to convert to Wiccan? Would your mom kick you out or harm you in anyway if you told her this? What are the pros and cons of telling her about this change in religion? If there are no dangers in telling her then go ahead and let her know but if it wouldn't be safe then you might want to wait until you are not so dependent upon her. There would be nothing wrong with practicing this religion without your mothers knowledge.

If you do decide to tell her you might want to tell her at a time when she is calm and will listen to you without getting upset. Maybe back up what you say with some documents on the religion that you feel are reliable and explain the faith well. From there hopefully she will listen to what you have to say and take it seriously.

I hope that this helped and I am wishing you the best of luck.

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Re: How do I tell my mom I want to convert to Wicca? - November 11th 2014, 03:51 AM

Depends. If you think that it will make living at home hard, then consider not telling her. If your mother will treat you badly or try to withhold some of the usual teenage experiences because of this, then I would reconsider telling her.

It is very easy to make it hard for a teenager to grow up. No driver's license, no part-time job, refusing to give financial info for college, refusing to let you participate in school activities, etc.
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Re: How do I tell my mom I want to convert to Wicca? - November 11th 2014, 05:14 PM

First off, I want you to know that it's not wrong for you to want to switch faiths at 12, if you want to explore your spirituality in a different way than your parents that's perfectly okay. However, I agree that you should think about you safety when it comes to telling your mom. It isn't necissary for her to know what faith you practice, and Wicca isn't a religion that asks that you go to service with others every day/week, you can practice in solitary and for most nature is their church.
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Re: How do I tell my mom I want to convert to Wicca? - November 12th 2014, 08:07 PM

You might not wanna say the actual word Wicca, to many people it has a rather negative stigma to it. Also, expect her to say its just a phase. You know, you're only 12, not meaning to condescend, but maybe it is a phase.
I'm very religious and I only believe bits and pieces of the Bible. It contradicts itself a thousand times, and many of the events can't be proven archaeologically. Like the Exodus (Egypt probably never had slaves) and other major events. And come on, Everybody came from Adam and Eve approximately 6000 years ago? I think most of the early stories were to make sense and give morals to the average person back then.
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Re: How do I tell my mom I want to convert to Wicca? - November 14th 2014, 04:44 AM

I also agree that you should really think about whether or not it's absolutely necessary that you tell her about this. It's completely possible for you to practice your religion without her knowledge, and if you feel she has negative feelings toward this specific religion, then it may just be what you need to do.

Just think for a minute here. What could possibly happen if you do decide to tell your mom about all this, and she takes it poorly? You're still only 12, and completely under her control. She could ground you for a month if she wanted, even though that wouldn't be fair in the slightest. She can still control you in a lot of ways, so just make sure you think before you act.

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