In my studies on becoming a Second Degree Priest of the Correllian Nativist Tradition of Wicca, i came to these words that define Superstition and Religion. There was a great Pagan Philosopher who is also a Pagan Priest that spent the last 30 years of his life at Delphi that works at the Temple of Apollo have defined superstition as being beliefs that is based upon fear of the spirit opposed to religion, which is based upon love of the spirit.
In the Philippines, the Pre Islam and Christian beliefs of the Filipino people are considered superstition because it has inflicted fear among the people. But do the Ancient religion of the Filipino People are only superstition that is based on Fear? or it has been demonized by the modern religion so that no one will follow it anymore?
Before becoming a Pagan Priest in the Philippines i was born into a Roman Catholic family, and in Catholicism and Christianity we are thought that Witchcraft and Paganism are works of the devil. But when i break out and fall away from the Church, i start to do my research and deal with Witchcraft and Wicca. All the Dont’s of Christianity that is supposedly harmful according to their doctrine is all opposite to what is in reality. The Babaylan of Old are not the Devil but they are the priest of the old Philippine Religion and the mediator of Men and the Anito’s. So as the Anito are not the Devil but they are God that been demonized by the Christians.
In my Life as a Pagan Priest in the Philippines, i am working out to revive the Glory of our Old God in the Philippines. In my search and study of the Old Filipino Gods, i found that the Supreme Deity are all one such as the name Bathala is the same as Allah for the Arabs and Yahweh for the Palestinians. The Law of God is love and not fear. But new religions such as Christianity and Islam have promoted fear among the people by demonizing and demolishing Indigenous Native religion in our country.