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gwenlee 
Posted: 06-Apr-2007, 05:28 PM
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Well I won't get into an argument (I don't argue politics or religion). I have only met a few people in my life that practice wicca and at times I was confused as to what they believed in. Some just sounded like they were fed up with organized religion.

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Posted: 06-Apr-2007, 09:04 PM
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I do my best to follow what is in the Bible. I usually attend a church of Christ. I also like to study different translations to help me better understand the scripter.


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QUOTE (gwenlee @ 06-Apr-2007, 05:28 PM)
Well I won't get into an argument (I don't argue politics or religion). I have only met a few people in my life that practice wicca and at times I was confused as to what they believed in. Some just sounded like they were fed up with organized religion.

A lot of them are. And the rest of it boils down to different flavors (what we call traditions) of the same basic family of beliefs. There's more traditions than you can shake a lumberyard at, but it's generally a safe bet if you assume that they acknowledge a male *and* female aspect of the divine. So yes. We do. He/She/It/They just might be wearing a different hat is all.


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Posted: 10-Apr-2007, 05:05 PM
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I havenít made up my mind yet? And that probably the way I'll go to my grave.
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These have been fantastic answers from you all-I personally think that no matter what you preach or claim, your actions and lifestyle should be an open book for all to see and know. People shouldn't have to say-that hypocrite. That harms more religions than anything.
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I was raised Roman Catholic..
I have Nuns in my Family... I havn't been to church in a long long time
I'm not sure of anything except this is a short little smidgit of time above the crust of this earth and I have this belief, I've done wrong and wrong has been done to me.....I've done some good deeds....and good deeds have been done to me in multiples.. Blessings and guidance from others and possibly from the unknown have restored my faith in the character of others. I try desperately to understand
my purpose and it may be as simple as a kind or encouraging word to another soul..
This is my path I'm glad you are here.


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I have only met a few people in my life that practice wicca and at times I was confused as to what they believed in.



If the creative life force of the universe is infinite, then it is also ineffable to the human mind. In an effort to understand it, we shrink it down into something simple enough that we can comprehend, and anthropomorphize it into something familiar enough that we can relate to; this construct we call "God".
This suggests two points:
1) A degree of confusion, doubt, and/or uncertainty is inevitable. Anyone who claims insight into the true nature of Divinity is either a charlatan or a fool. Also, a certain degree of confusion, doubt, and/or uncertainty is heal;thy; consider the results of absolute "true faith" which are evident in Bosnia, Kosovo, Darfur, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, et al.
2) Simply because your experience of the Divine is different from mine does not necessarily mean that either of us is wrong; it may simply mean that we're interpreting our individual experience of a great mystery differently based upon our limited human understanding and senses. Within the context of perhaps the one religious universal; "the Golden Rule", your faith is every bit as legitimate as my own, and showing disrespect for another's faith is in a very real sense dishonoring my own (Wiccans don't proselytize for this reason).

Keep in mind also that "Wiccan" is a very broad term, including some who's primary source of information is re-runs of "Charmed" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Consider that the term "Christian" includes Mother Teresa and people like Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church. It's best to paint with a much narrower brush.


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Please tell me more about your Messianic faith, gwenlee. I am very curious.
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Messianic Jew sounds interesting. I belive I've heard of that before in my studies. Any websites? I know of only two main groups Jews for Jesus and Hebrew Catholics. The website for the latter is here
http://hebrewcatholic.org/


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I am a Roman Irish Catholic myself.
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I was raised Roman (Irish) Catholic but i question Christianity as a whole just about everyday. I always thought druidism or Wicca would be something that would fit my views on life much better. I have yet to do an heavy research into it. Mainly because i can't find any good websites on it. If you know of any please let me know!


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Posted: 28-May-2007, 09:05 PM
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Christian - Wesleyan.

I was not raised in a Christian (or any other religious) home, but was found of the Lord Jesus Christ when I was a teenager. I live my life, as best I am able, by what I consider to be the objective standard of the Bible.

To those who might care - Wesleyanism is a kind of Hegelian synthesis between the extremes of religious determinism and secular humanism - as I see it. ;-)

By the way, I feel that I have more in common with a passionate wiccan than with a nominal christian. (Revelation 3:15,16)
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Posted: 29-May-2007, 08:05 PM
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I agree. Would be nice if there was a tie between Wicca or Druidism and Christianity.
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Posted: 29-May-2007, 08:25 PM
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Um, Blue? Are you in Derry as in Westmoreland County, PA?
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