I'm just wondering how many people are pagan/alternate/mainstream relgions here? (of any variety) I am a Elective Christian Pagan, how about you? (BTW this is not supposed to be a religious debate it is a sharing experience basically stick to the rule "IF YOU AIN'T GOT NOTHING NICE TO SAY DON'T SAY IT AT ALL")
I don't follow any religion. I personally don't think people should have to get their morals from a book. But I do understand peoples need to believe in more. It's just not for me. I personally don't care what others believe in, as long as they don't try to force it on me. For the other who are not religious or are anti-religion my suggestion is that when people say they are praying for you to take it as thinking about you so you don't get offended for no reason.
When someone says that just take it as concern and caring, but there are a lot of religions where you don't have a book to guide you, you rely on yourself to go is this right or wrong? Am I going to hurt someone or myself and if the answer is yes then youre "moral" responcibility is to not do it. Bascially the last line of the pagan rede says it best "harm none do what ye wilt"
SamanthaRose, I was raised in a mixture of Protestant, Methodist, & Catholic beliefs. I actually inherited my great grandmother's "Book of Mormons" after my grandfather's death; from a great aunt. But I've come to just narrow it all down and identify myself as Christian. I can't say I've ever heard of Elective Christian Pagan. Of course id not heard of Scientology or Wiocan until the last 10-15 years. Can you describe what your name means? Just curious, no rebate intended. Thanks. 🙂💕🙏🌸
@FlappysLady81 Sorry this is so late in response. The meaning of Elective Christian Pagan is, Christian part: I believe Jesus was a messiah and I believe in his teaching, but thats it, Elective Pagan means there are a lot of branches of Paganism, toaism, correnllian (which is the one I follow most) etc. Elective just mean I pick and choose what is right for me, in Paganism there really is no right one religion there are many religions that have different believes and we are taught that if it's right for you, then it is, if it's not, you have no reason to abide by it. Pretty much the only thing they all believe in is the creed "harm none do what ye wilt" which sums it up pretty good. As for my view on God, I believe there is one androgenist power source of it all, then, from this source, there is a God and Goddess, from that source which is what we pray to etc. I feel all religions are just a way of understanding things they don't understand and are shaped by their environment, basically theres not one right religion, they're all the same religion just explained differently from place to place, some places have many Gods to represent different thing, that way they can pray for a specific thing instead of the confusion of trying to speak to one all powerful God.
@Cerebralpalsywife I have been studying different religions since a child too, my history teacher got me into it and thats one reason I became pagan...the other is cuz I saw that christian churches are really run by people there for personal gain and will tear down anyone in there way. My sister was persecuted by our church with no proof, and it was all false, I know becuase I was there at most of the times her and her boyfriend, were accused of doing things.
SamanthaRose, thank you for explaining. I think your don't hurt people or animals and help when you can is the same that we call the golden rule: treat others as you want to be treated. And someone else in another post commented about thinking of others praying for you as them just wishing good things for you: when i thought about how they said it, it did make sense of when I went posts with hugs love & prayers, because I'm hoping for their best. Thanks again! 🙂💕🙏🌸
I am like the Swedish/Norwegian/ Danish Vikings lol I Belive in Thor, Odin, Freya and the rest of the gang. Never really believed in Jesus but I do not think bad of ppl with other religions. That's just what makes us all special :) And I'm with you on the treat others as you want to be treated cuz I looooove helping people and animals is my life, My dogs, fish and now my two scalley babies (bearded dragons) are my world And people that hurt others or animals they are not worth my time (shame on them)
I am an atheist, come from a Cristian home. I don't care what anyone belives my problem is the judgement that religious people have and treat atheist like someone that's got the plaque. I don't have fibromyalgia because I'm not religious. But that's the lable I have to bare.