March 14, 2006
Good witches know best
Wicca is a pagan religion that claims to revive an old European witch cult. Its morality has two core precepts. The first is "Do whatever you want as long as you don't harm others" ("An it harm none, do what ye will"). The second is the "Rule of Three", which states that your good deeds (also the bad ones, but Wiccans are good witches) will be returned to you threefold. Someone criticised this rule on the basis that it contradicts the laws of physics. But it doesn't. Human interactions are not zero-sum games. People create good when they collaborate. Unlike energy and matter, well-being can grow without limit.