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You mean beyond the fact that "wicca" is barely over 60 years old, and is just a another new age spawn from the 60's ?
So? A new tradition, is still a tradition.
Just because it's new doesn't mean it's invalid.
More like spawn of the occult revival, and a bit older than 60 years, making it a legit mystery tradition none the less...
In Europe thisis mostly a reference to the Gardnerian&Alexandrian traditions, and in North America a couple more derivatives. Amber&Jet describes them well.
That's the core argument. Then they aren't Wiccans. Neo-Wicca is like the left over gossip of a coffee clatch.
More than likely they were - they don't have a pagan worldview (yet?).
I do not think it is so much a pagan worldview, but more there is so much information out there that we have to look harder through the bad stuff to find the good stuff. This can be hard on anyone when they are just starting the path. You really do have to do a lot of research just to understand what has been going on related to the craft.
Curious. What do you mean by a "pagan worldview" and why do you believe an oathbound priesthood needs to have one (or indeed, several)?
When has any witch claimed that all witches have to be Wiccan? That's strange, it's usually that 'All Witches are not Wiccan' or something like that.
I doubt any BTW would tell you that "all witches have to be wiccan". That sounds very much more like non-initiate, Neo-Wiccan type of statements.