Lupa defends magical practice:
You don’t have to practice magic to be a good pagan. In fact, you can theoretically go your entire life without casting a spell or performing a magical rite.
However, over the years I’ve seen a recurrence in the idea that not practicing magic is the superior decision. The general attitude seems to be somewhere along the lines of ‘I don’t practice magic-I just use mundane solutions instead of wasting my time!’ A variation on this is ‘You’re not supposed to work magic for mundane and/or selfish purposes’. And there’s even ‘Don’t work magic when you don’t need to-you don’t want to overburden the gods!’ I’ve also heard the sentiment that ‘Magic is a crutch, and if you think you need it then you’re too dependent on it’.