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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 12:05 pm
I'm a non-denominational christian, and sometimes I rub people the wrong way cause I do believe the bible in its entirty and I don't have a lot of patients for scripture used out of context. I actually was never in a church when i was young and didn't know much of the bible until I was saved 7 years ago. I've explored budism, taoism, hindu, pagan, wiccan, have pagan and wiccan friends. but one day a light was turned on for me when some one finally started telling me the gospel. And some diss me for saying so but it did change me. I was suicidal and tended to abuse myself in my own ways. and after I was saved my depression, anger, pain, hate for people, went away. The biggest difference between protestants and catholics though is although both bibles say it the catholic church says you only have to believe in god do good deeds and go to church to go to heaven. but protestants believe what it says in the bible about needing to be born again which is accepting Jesus as our savior and admitting we're all sinners who fall short of the glory of God and only through accepting Jesus as savior can we get into heaven. I have a little bit of a catholic backround cause my mom is catholic , and my dad was baptist budist. and i was originally baptized at birth. 7 years ago about a month after salvation I was re baptized according to what it said in the bible . before I was saved I had become agnostic.  
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 1:14 pm
well i was raised roman catholic, but it didn't agree with me to be honest. then much much farther into life when i was 18 i was working at a gay club, and i met my "witch mom". kinda like a drag mom... for witches. she made a few book reccomendations, and she answered some qustions, but life pulled us apart way before she got to teach me much smilies/icon_crying.gif then i read books and online, and joined some online classes... and now my path is kinda strange. its Wicca... and yet not. I use different teachings from all over, shaman teachings, and Wiccan, druidadic and the whole spectrum. I'm talented with the Tarrot cards... however thats the only divination i can work, and i specialize in healing (tho i wish it worked on myself lol). I want to take some reiki classes as well... and maybe some massage classes.  

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:53 am
I dont believe in religion. In my opinion, religions are generally a bad idea. It makes me think of a good quote I've heard.

"Good men do good things, and bad men to bad things. But for a good man to bad things, that takes religion."

I came upon this belief after being a very strong christian then seeing how wrong a lot of things I was doing and the other's in my church. shunning people that didnt fit the "perfect christian" standards, talking down on nonbelievers, and not allowing any other interpretation of their faith. I found that I would rather follow my own set of morals and live by them than having my actions dictated by the religion I followed.

I believe in having a good set of morals, manners, and the will to stick with your morals without the fear or restraint a religion may set on you when it doesnt agree with what you believe to be right or wrong. One should set their own standards and opinions and not let an outside force dictate what you believe. You can change an opinion, but you cant change a religion. I also think that one has to "believe," not in anything, just believe. Whether it's in themselves, their friends, or others, just believe.


The closest thing I get to a religion would be living by PLURR.
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:03 pm
Wow, long time since replys but here goes....

I am ... well s**t, trying to describe it, I was raised Southern Baptists but I couldn't take all the bs of how they would try to "one up" other people in the church.

I tried Wicca for a while and other pagan ways, I was even president of the Pagan Student Association at my college for a year.

But I believe that everyone can be right and I try not to beat down on other religions. (I do Christians some, but I was one for a good part of my life so I think I have a right)

My religion deals a lot with the energy/power we have in ourselves and where that power comes from. I was born under Mars so I have that energy and I pray/meditate to that energy/sprit in me. Eh, like I said it is kinda hard to describe without sounding like a total freak. I guess if anyone has questions about it I and anwser more.  

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 8:56 pm
I am a Neo-pagan Witch.  
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:17 am
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I know it's been a while since anyone posted here, but to me it's a truly interesting thread.

I consider myself an agnostic with pagan leanings. I've always loved the Norse gods, to the point that for the longest time I called the constellation Orion and Orion's Belt Freja and Freja's Girdle. I also feel a distinct connection with the Unitarian Universalist church. I like the things they stand for, and for me it's important to have a spiritual community I can be a part of, if I so choose. However, I always liked the high school group better, because we actually had discussions about things, we weren't just being talked at by the minister (which is what I feel sermons are).

I was partially raised Mormon, but I do not believe it myself. However, because of this, I get really defensive when somebody says something bad about the church, because usually they are talking about the sect that broke off quite a while ago. I never told my grandmother that I wasn't Mormon, because I was afraid of breaking her heart.

For the longest time I considered myself Wiccan, because my mom found it, and kinda "brought us kids along for the ride." Eventually, I slowly faded to a general Pagan belief system, however, I did get a pentacle (five pointed star in a circle, with one point up, and two points down) tattoo on my eighteenth birthday. Even though it's a Wiccan symbol, I still like what it symbolizes (earth, air, fire, water, and the spirit above, or within, whichever you happen to believe).

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:56 am
I'm surprised more people didn't choose agnosticism. Seems logical to me not to claim to know the unknowable, but I guess some people place more importance in the divine (or in the disbelief thereof.) I've always felt it's more important to take care of the people around me rather than to worry about a being I can't see. I feel that the way I live is correct, and that if there is a perfect divine being, he'll probably agree with me.  
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:28 am
For now I will just state what religious way I follow and post more on it later as well as comment on other posts.

For now I will just state I'm polytheistic with a mixture of views and belifs here and there.  

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:53 am
Equus Mulus Wrote:
For now I will just state what religious way I follow and post more on it later as well as comment on other posts.

For now I will just state I'm polytheistic with a mixture of views and belifs here and there.

Sprinkle a little logic on there and you could be an agnostic smilies/icon_3nodding.gif  
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:57 am
“On this home by horror haunted--tell me truly, I implore:"

In addition to Judaism, which I have been happily committed to for years, I have been practising Buddhism as well. (for the last few months) One of the nice things about Buddhism is it doesn't clash with many other religions. I don't look at it as a religion as much as I practise it as a philosophy, but I know many people do consider it a religion. I suppose it depends on how one approaches it. Anywhoo, the combination of Judaism and Buddhism is working out lovely for me.

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