Now I will do my best not to shove my beliefs down other people’s throats, be they political or religious or whatever. I usually state my piece then move on. If someone wants to discuss things I am open to that too. But to tell me that I am wrong just because I am different than you, because I chose to have different beliefs than you… that both hurts and makes me angry. So excuse me as I get on my soap box for a moment.
I have made no secret that I am a Pagan. I don’t tout that but I don’t hide it either. I happen to follow a few Christian writers because I think they write well about things. I try to avoid the posts that I don’t agree with. I won’t make any comments or like them. I just keep scrolling. They have some good meditations and ideas but if I disagree I move on. This morning I was going through and reading what I could before I began my post and there was a post that just blatantly called my beliefs Satanic. We don’t even believe in a devil!
Now I am trying to word all this correctly because I have friends that are Christian and respect my beliefs. Lashing out is not going to get my point across. I don’t tell others what to believe. As long as it hurts no one and it helps you knock yourself out. I’m not saying that my religion (yes I am using the word religion) is right but it is right for me. I went to Catholic schools and they were open minded enough to let me ask questions as a child. I was allowed to think for myself. I found the path that was right for me. Just because I don’t believe something doesn’t give me the right to judge someone else. Nor do they have the right to judge me. Live and let live.
I am not going to be led by threats of something I don’t believe in. I’m not going to be led by threats at all. So I do apologize. This was not meant to be a soap box post. But my hackles go up when someone starts essentially bashing my beliefs. Thank you for reading. I hope you have a great day!