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#31 randystreu

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 02:29 PM

pandora: okay. thanks for your frankness. :P

Paul G. It's true; Christians are often the worst spokespeople for our faith. I saw a sign once that said, "God, deliver me from Your followers."

But we aren't all like that. :P

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 08:18 AM

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I was raised Lutheran and became disillusioned as an adult. After many years of soul searching and a lifelong interest in it, I decided to incorporate Wicca into my belief system. Although many would disagree, I believe the to points of view can compliment each other.
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#33 MoonChild

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 09:25 AM

I saw a sign once that said, "God, deliver me from Your followers."



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#34 randystreu

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 07:28 PM

Primula: i find it's easy to become disillusioned, if you look to people (i.e. the church) as your bedrock of faith.

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 10:59 AM

Welcome Primula :P

I'm a nice mixture of Catholic/Wiccan, was raised one and found more of myself in the other
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Posted 11 April 2004 - 04:18 AM

I grew up Southern Baptist...lol. For the longest time I WAS the posterchild for that sign that says, "God save me from your followers', lol :P (Also have that pin somewhere in the depths of my closet, lol). I was so rooted in my Christian beliefs that I was blinded to the fact that faith takes many forms, and to this day, I am ashamed at how dogmatic I once was. But thankfully, I met ana in high school and after a tarot reading and several weeks of candid discussion on religious beliefs, I was able to come to a much more tolerant conclusion. I became Wiccan because this religion appealed to me the most, and to this day, I say I am ecclectic pagan, lol.

However, I will state that during my years of being a fanatical Bible-thumper, lol, I WAS privileged to meet many TRUE christians. They were few and far between, but they DID make an impact in my life and I am grateful for their influence. In fact, the best compliment I ever received was in college when a friend (who knew I was Wiccan) said, "Y'know, you're the best Christian I've ever met." lol It still makes me smile to this day, lol. ;D

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 05:30 AM

yeah. tolerance is important.

see, our (christians') problem is, our faith makes it clear that there is only one right way. Many within my faith take that to mean everyone else is evil and must be shunned.

which is, of course, a load of crap.

it's important to respect the beliefs of others, even if you think they're wrong. otherwise, i, for example, have no right to expect my faith to be respected.

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 06:19 PM

I am a christian evan though hafe the church thinks Im crazy

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 09:11 PM

see, our (christians') problem is, our faith makes it clear that there is only one right way. Many within my faith take that to mean everyone else is evil and must be shunned.


Small correction: it means everyone else is on the wrong path.  Just because people follow different religions doesn't make them evil or bad.  The prophet Jeremiah spoke of people on stray paths because they didn't know where the truth was.

It's my belief that *everyone* has some truth and knowledge.  Everyone has some good in them.  It is up to us to gather these golden nuggets from those we meet.  Truth is truth, light is light, right is right.

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 09:21 PM

AMEN @ Aloha

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 04:26 AM

You said it best Aloha!

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 04:37 AM

well said aloha, but it wasn't a correction. i agree with what it -means-.
what i said was many in our faith don't take
it that way. see?

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 04:39 AM

greyghost. i hear you. my pastor's a close friend of mine, and he thinks i'm nuts.

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 10:50 AM

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 10:54 AM

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