Being Pagan, Emotions, Life, the World, Thinking

Please Read

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!

9 thoughts on “Please Read”

  1. Hey interesting, you say you are pagan but don’t tell what that means. Nevermind I can google that. But I have a feeling, that we are not far apart. I am born catholic. Not long ago I almost completely lost my believe in the catholic credo. I still go to mass occationaly but manely for sentimental reasons and for the athmospere. I believe now in the universal spirit that can be found right in me. I believe in heaven and hell in a certain way where hell is not necesarily a bad place. Everyone has the good and the bad whithin him/her. It is just a question of the right ballance and what to feed.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sorry about that. Pagan is the old earth religion. I believe in a Goddess and God and that everything is interconnected. There is much more than that obviously but that’s kind of a summation.
      And I very much agree with you that the power or life force is within us all. We all make our choices. It’s how we deal with the responsibility of those choices (including the results of those choices) that makes us who we are.

      Like

  2. I’m late reading this but it’s only because I just found you! I’m so glad I have.

    I couldn’t agree more with you about people judging other people just because we might not see things the same way or have the same belief/value system. I also grew up in the Catholic Church and school. I don’t ever remember hearing one ugly word about someone who didn’t have my same belief system. I grew apart from the church many years ago but I am so bothered by some of the things I hear about the Catholic religion. My experience was very positive and led me to believe that we all have equal value, regardless of who or what we believe in. I was taught all life is precious – all life.
    I think one of the biggest problems we face in America is the inability to accept someone who isn’t like us.
    I have pretty much started feeling like religion was created as a way to control the masses.
    I wish we humans could just find a way to accept each other without cramming our beliefs down the other persons throat. I look forward to reading more of your posts – like right now! Thank you for sharing yourself.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I am so glad you found me as well! Thank you for your thought-full comments. I agree with you because I too had a very positive experience at Catholic school. But I try to use the one thing that impressed me even when I was little. Do onto others as you would have them do onto you.
      Again thank you so much for your comments sharing your experiences!

      Like

      1. Absolutely!! I love that. I also remember another basic but meaningful lesson. The part where God talks about feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, etc. Not one time did I see scripture that told me to ask if they believe in God or what their religion is, nor does it tell me to do these things only for white folks. I’m glad to finally meet someone else who got something positive out of the religion/education. Regardless of your belief system today, it sounds like it gave you what you needed in order to become the lovely person you are today

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s