Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
—  2 Corinthians 13:11, 14
An’ It Harm None

Why Wicca has no commandments.

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Wicca has no commandments. We have no rules, no laws, no tenets. We do of course have the Rede; “an’ it harm none, do as ye will” - “should it harm no-one, do what you want”. But, it’s not a binding contract. It’s not a divine sacrament to which we must adhere. 

The Rede is a guideline. It’s a very good guideline, a guideline I hope you follow in all things as much as you reasonably can. But at the end of the day… it’s optional. There is no Hell if you disobey, no eternal damnation for not believing in the Wiccan spirituality. You won’t be rewarded with eternal life for becoming a Wiccan - at least, no more than anyone else, since we’ll all enter the Summerlands eventually no matter in whom we place our faith. 

So if you disobey the Rede, if you harm with malicious intent, if you act in a manner that hurts yourself or those around you… well at the end of the day, there is no Karmic retribution. No smiting from on-high by the almighty. Nothing.


There’s just you, being a hateful little shit. 


You see, the Wiccan perspective on morality is very different to that of say, Christianity. Christians believe that YHWH is the ultimate moral authority, that all morality, truth and rightness in the world stem, ultimately, from him. Thus in order to do what is moral you must do what YHWH’s laws require of you, no matter how counter-intuitive or confusing or even downright offensive those laws are to your own ethical sense. You are told that your ethics are irrelevant, that only those of your deity are worth considering. You are told to stop thinking for yourself, and to start acting blindly and damn the consequences. You’re told you’ll go to Hell for all eternity if you fail. 


This is not morality.


Wiccans view the world differently. We see it as being full of many things - hope, pain, joy, sorrow, pleasure, grief, ecstasy. But the thing it’s full of more than anything else to us is choice. We are not bound by laws, restricted by commandments, instructed to “do this, and only this”. We are ultimately, impossibly, incontrovertibly free to be ourselves. To be the truest, freest, realist possibly self we could ever hope to be. 

We choose to love, and we choose to hate. We choose to gift, and we choose to take. Our choices define us, because the Wiccan morality is made of nothing, nothing other than choices. The Goddess didn’t command us not to kill. She told us to make our own choices, but wherever possible to try to choose those things that brought pleasure, love, and peace into the world. She is a Goddess of the wild savannas and the deep waters. She is the Goddess of the predator just as much as of the prey. She knows that there is no way to live life perfectly, to harm nothing, to injure no-one. She knows there are no laws that survive unbroken. 

So instead, we make our own laws. We choose our own fates. We do good deeds not because our Gods have commanded us to do so. We sew seeds of love and peace not because it is an ethical tithe. We believe in the Gods, we believe in doing what is right, we believe in being fundamentally good people not because we are trying to avoid eternal damnation.


We do it because it is the right thing to do. 


Moral actions taken to avoid punishment are not moral. Good deeds performed out of contractual obligation are not good. If your morality stems from a fear of punishment - be it divine or mortal - you are not a good person. You’re just a scared person.


Fear does not make morality. Choice - utterly uninhibited choice - makes morality. 

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As Wiccans, we have no commandments, no laws, no tenets. We are asked, wherever possible, to harm none in the course of doing what our hearts desire. There is no punishment for failure, no damnation for disbelief. We simply do what is good because it’s a good thing to do.


And ultimately, that’s the highest good there can be.


– Juniper Wildwalk

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The Love that is worthy of the name is not to be found in the essence of this world. It is of a higher order; it belongs to the new, true life. It is Spirit, it is God. That is why Pymander says, “The Spirit-Soul is God the Father,” and “Direct your heart upon the Light and know it.” “With these words,” so continues Hermes, “He looked me full in the face for a while, so penetratingly that I shuddered under his gaze.” That is the test.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

Galatians 5:22-26 NIV

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