So, “The Heirophant’s (sic) Questionnaire.”
I’m not a Christian, but I have to ask… Were some of the historical “facts” supposed to be so wrong? Maybe to demonstrate the unreliability of the Bible as history?
45. Explain why spreading the “truth of Christ” requires you to spread lies about other religions, such as the idea that Wiccans (so-called “white witches”) worship the Christian devil. (Incidentally, they don’t, and this rumor has been persistently spread by Christians since the second century CE).
72. Explain why Christians have harassed Wiccans (“white witches”) for almost two thousand years now, when the central rule of the Wiccan ethical system is “an it harm no one, do what thou wilt.”
How is it possible for Christians to have oppressed a religion that was founded in the 20th century for two thousand years?
Even supposing that by “Wiccan”, the writer meant “Cunning Folk”, this question still doesn’t work.
First, though some of the practices of the Cunning Folk had Pagan origins that doesn’t mean that they all saw themselves as Pagan.
Second, contrary to popular belief, most of the Cunning Folk did not fall victim to any of the Inquisitions or the Witch Hunts. When Cunning Folk did get in trouble with the law, it was mostly for “fraud” or “superstition”, as opposed to heresy and witchcraft.
Third, more than a few of the Cunning Folk were great supporters of the Witch Trials. No, seriously, they were.
121. Does it bother you that the cross, supposedly a Christian symbol, was actually stolen from the Egyptians? Why or why not? (The Egyptian cross, the ankh, was a male-female symbol similar in concept to the yin-yang. When the Christians stole the ankh from the Egyptians, they removed the female symbol, or yoni, leaving only the masculine symbol - a subtle way of reinforcing the idea that women are lesser beings).
That would be news to many Egyptologists. The ankh is a symbol of life. No one is certain about its origins and why it’s shaped like it is. The origin that the Heirophant (sic) advocates is something that Egyptian tour guides apparently like to tell tourists, but there’s no research to justify it.