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Author Topic: (Admitting to) Loving the Gods  (Read 10437 times)
Winter Lavender
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Religion: Suomenusko (The Finnish Pagan Faith)
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"Ei savua ilman tulta."

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« Reply #16: April 06, 2011, 03:21:01 pm »

No one asked me the question prior to Paganicon, and I found the comparison between religious communities fascinating.  Now, Paganicon was held in the Midwest and "keeping one's feelings to oneself" is a part of the overall culture there but I cannot recall ever hearing anyone speak about their love for (non-Christian) gods.

I should know that, I grew up in the Midwest.  Wink  Nobody even wanted to know what religion you were; they just stayed out of it.  Here in the South it's like "What church do you go to?". 
Definately, there was a difference from moving there to here.  I get way more questions asked about my religion. 

And you know what...  Before Tapio came into my life I craved a relationship like some have with the Christian god.  The kind where you can tell the other all your problems, happiness, etc.  Luckily with Tapio I feel the love even stronger, because he supports nearly all my decisions and encourages me to work on bettering myself.  But there is no punishment, just a silent stare that says "You can do better, because I see it in you."  Just like a father...  The only way to describe what I feel for him in return is love.

I'm here to grow, to learn, and to live an organic life that will forever shimmer and dance through the Universe.

"Embracing the ancient
while trees gently whisper
those intimate
longed-for words
The greet wheel
is still revolving
with untouchable sovereignty
so invulnerable." ~Eluveitie

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