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« Reply #5: January 04, 2008, 08:13:05 pm »

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I don't believe in a "universal" god. In fact, it says somewhere in the Bible (I don't know the exact quotes...I can look them up) that there are "other people" who live outside of the Garden of Eden...who fall outside of YHWH's jurisdiction. Smiley

The obvious reference there is to the women Cain and Abel married. They weren't in the Garden, only Adam and his family were. Those wives had to come from *somewhere*.

And tangentially--I know it's come up elsewhere, but it seems to bear repeating at the moment for the OP's sake, IMO. YHVH said "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me"--which is pretty clearly a statement that there ARE others, but He wants His followers to put Him first, period.

AND, to the OP: I too grew up in a Christian (Protestant) household, and for many years I did what I was supposed to do. I slowly started not doing those things, little by little, beginning in my junior-high years. By the time I was in my early 20's I felt I was a pagan of some flavor, I did some study in Celtic Wicca (with a group in NH, by mail *gasp*), and I called myself Wiccan for another 20-some years. A dream changed all of that, and I realized I'd been barking up the wrong tree.

It's an exciting journey, to be sure--and it's not necessarily one that ends. :-)
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