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When a Christian God Was No Longer An Option...

Nobodies life is perfect. I am not exempt from this truth. My childhood was a bit rough, and the morals that so many people base their whole life off of were never set in place.

My younger brother and I began to go to a small church off the highway. It was a baptist Christian church. The people were friendly, and they ad a kid's program where me and my brother could be together. Time passed and soon, my grandmother began to go to the church. She became obsessive, like someone addicted to drugs, or alcohol. The new group that I was placed into--along with my friend of 6 years--was almost cold towards us. We were outsiders, it seemed...and eventually I stopped going because it was so awkward to be there.

My grandmother started asking me why and I told her I don't feel like I belong. She brushed it off and told me it was nothing and that every one misses me and I should go back. But I refused and soon, my interests drifted elsewhere.

The word 'Wicca' Jumped at me one day and with my sponge of a mind, I had to know what it was all about. Why would all those Christians think it was 'evil'?

I soon found my self diving into all the wonders of the world, and going into high school, I found that it was an ideal place for me.

It's a beautiful world if you would just look. When i looked, I saw so many possibilities and it changed my whole life.

all in all, I should thank my grandmother for turning my eyes this way. If it wasn't for her, I wold have never seen the truth about orthodox religion, and would have never found this spot where I know I belong.

DunkelAugen DunkelAugen 18-21, F 17 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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Remember it is ultimately your decision. I am 100% christian. I have read into some of the Wiccan belifes and idelologies, jewish, catholic, hinduism and etc,. bc i just didnt want to blindly choose a religion. I too have been to some strange churches with lots of the people being warm and caring but with the rest being cold, heartless, very judging and two faced. Several years later i started dating the guy i am with now ,.. we are both christians and love God with all of our hearts minds body and soul, however do not go to a typical "church" -- idk if you remember in the Bible it talks that WE are the temple (no not the flesh and bone but whats inside of us that is the temple) , we dont do the tithes (honestly id say nearly 90% of "churches " use tithe money to coat the pockets of the preacher and so on),. we dont go around acting holyier than thou,. if we want to drink,. we drink (it says in the Bible , everything is permisable but not everything beneficial... ) also.. if it offends someone we stop, we dont act foolish or get drunk off it ,.. same goes for if were eating a big ol steak (which is so good,.. but if it offends someone and they tell us well wait til they leave then eat or whatever)... what Im getting at is that please dont judge 1 religion- such as Christianity on 1 person or even several people,. just like I didnt judge the Wicca people ba<x>sed on some bad apple I know :) -- also I say "religion" but its more a relationship.. you dont need to go to a "church", nor dress a certain waym pay tithes, do hail marrys , just read, apply, pray and repeat. Just remember it does say in the Bible that you cannot serve 2 masters neither be luke warm... just whatever you decide remember your life and the life after your dead (or if you , like i belive and it says in the Bible ,.. what will happen when Jesus comes - were resurected and judged) so it is a serious thing,.. And hope all of yall have a good Day !! byee

Remember it is ultimately your decision. I am 100% christian. I have read into some of the Wiccan belifes and idelologies, jewish, catholic, hinduism and etc,. bc i just didnt want to blindly choose a religion. I too have been to some strange churches with lots of the people being warm and caring but with the rest being cold, heartless, very judging and two faced. Several years later i started dating the guy i am with now ,.. we are both christians and love God with all of our hearts minds body and soul, however do not go to a typical "church" -- idk if you remember in the Bible it talks that WE are the temple (no not the flesh and bone but whats inside of us that is the temple) , we dont do the tithes (honestly id say nearly 90% of "churches " use tithe money to coat the pockets of the preacher and so on),. we dont go around acting holyier than thou,. if we want to drink,. we drink (it says in the Bible , everything is permisable but not everything beneficial... ) also.. if it offends someone we stop, we dont act foolish or get drunk off it ,.. same goes for if were eating a big ol steak (which is so good,.. but if it offends someone and they tell us well wait til they leave then eat or whatever)... what Im getting at is that please dont judge 1 religion- such as Christianity on 1 person or even several people,. just like I didnt judge the Wicca people ba<x>sed on some bad apple I know :) -- also I say "religion" but its more a relationship.. you dont need to go to a "church", nor dress a certain waym pay tithes, do hail marrys , just read, apply, pray and repeat. Just remember it does say in the Bible that you cannot serve 2 masters neither be luke warm... just whatever you decide remember your life and the life after your dead (or if you , like i belive and it says in the Bible ,.. what will happen when Jesus comes - were resurected and judged) so it is a serious thing,.. And hope all of yall have a good Day !! byee

I feelt the same way! Blessed Be all!

wow just wow

I did not know what Wicca was, but I got my self into a lot of trouble in grade school.<br />
I went to a church run school.<br />
I remember one day I asked the teacher about Jesus and if he was a witch. she wanted to know what would ever make me think that.<br />
I said first he did miracle and weren't miracles just like spells<br />
and then he laid hands.<br />
and then didn't he have his own coven I mean he was the leader of a group of 12 disciples plus him make 13 and a coven<br />
<br />
I was sent to the principal<br />
<br />
I was Wicca then and never new it<br />
:D

Most Christains I beleive are afriad of us because of the rumors of Wiccanism being related to satainic worship. But... they yet to discover how the wiccan religion is good not bad. This guy i used to live next to, they were all christians, but his parents told him that we can't 'hang' with eachother all because "I was a bad influence" and "I have Satain's soul within me" which was a lie. But they also threatened me (Fire is my element) and then they pulled out a knife and bellowed "BEGONE FROM THIS WORLD DEMON!" but before he striked fire envelopped his cloths but just as quickly as the flames came they were gone and so was i.

An Eclectic.<br />
Tis the tradition I follow.<br />
It's a very freeing one. Not bound by the rules of Traditionalism. Worshiping Spirit. All things combined.<br />
Oh, your welcome.

My tradition is to admire the things I love. Thanks for clearing this up for me.

No it doesn't have to be Celtic. I suppose you could worship a head of lettuce if you wanted to.*Giggles* Celtic is just the 1st thing that crossed my mind. You can worship any Deity you choose.Or on e can simply worship Spirit. Also it gets a bit confusing depending on what Tradition you follow.

Oh wait, in that case I would probably lean more to Luner. The thing for me is I'm unclear on the rules. Does it have to be Celtic? Why not just something I desire as a "deity?" Or would that not work?

So you might think about 2 perhaps. A Male and Female Deity.<br />
Masculine=Solar Feminine=Luner<br />
<br />
For Example:Celtic Lord and Lady=Cerridwen and Cerrnunos

Probably both.

Well. . . <br />
What type of person are you?<br />
Solar or Luner or both?<br />
Both meaning Duality, Masculine and Feminine<br />
I'm assuming Luner right?

Well can you give me an example really quick. I'm just curious.

Their is no Official List. Different Deities for Different Cultures. You study your potential Deities and which ever calls to you, or you feel drawn to, is the one your meant to work with.<br />
Have Fun,<br />
Rogue

I've always been interested in this. I can't say I am one thing or another. I was just reading about true invocation the other day, and the part I was having trouble with was identifying a deity. Is there a real list of these or do people just create their own? I read it goes both ways. That's where it confused me. I don't know if you'll answer this, but it's worth a shot.

Blessed Be