These words are taken from Italian Witchcraft by Raven Grimassi:
We have been enslaved. We are persecuted, hunted,and murdered by the Christian Church.
We are outlaws.
Because of our plight we have come to know the meaning of Freedom. To be free is the essense of life.
Freedom allows the minds, body,and spirit to be rid of shame, guilt and restriction (which the Christians teach).
The freedom to act as you desire, harming no one by your deeds, is the gift of Freedom. The Old Ways free us from the restrictions of society and the expectations of other people.
Therefore you shall be free. And as a sign that you are truly free, you shall be naked in the your rites. And you shall sing, dance and make love.