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Author Topic: Struggling with a path and finding others who hold the same vvalues  (Read 5021 times)
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« Topic Start: April 22, 2008, 06:17:49 am »

Hi,i have been looking at different religions since 2005.I am 19 this June. At the end of 2005 i attended both a Catholic church and bought books on Wicca. I have also attended Mass a few times since then. I have looked at all the pagan religions too,as well as the other Abrahamic faiths.
I am a person of strongly-held values (however i must admit i am sometimes very confused because of public opinion on these matters)yet i  have read credible evidence from Catholics on their views and still hold to many of them most of the time. However,i do not like the focus on Jesus in Catholicism,although i turn to him privately,i feel there is not enough emphasis on Mary whom i was very close to as a child and feel Wicca's balance is more sensible,i also like the freedom of ritual and magic. I am also put off by the idea of Original Sin and the preoccupation with sin;the fear of eternal hell-which i don't believe God created or Jesus would let us fall in to,nor that one can lose one's salvation. I believe Jesus died to show God's love,not because we needed to be saved. I don't like the God of the Old Testament either. My concerns are my own values,namely that homosexuality is disordered-Gerald Gardner believed this too i think-however many modern covens accept homosexual and transgender sexual activity but i do not. I do not believe in pre-marital sex or contraception and usually only the sexual activity which one does to reproduce. I am unsure on self-pleasuring too. I am a believer in a man and woman and children-biologically produced-which makes up a family and do not support gay and lesbian adoption. I am very anti-abortion and also believe in modest dress. But i have no problem if others want to work Skyclad.

Perhaps i should seek out a traditional coven if i wish to join one,but with many not belonging to such covens and holding modern values i may not be welcome in open covens who meet at pagan gatherings. I am also interested in Hellenismos,yet i prefer the Sabbats and Esbats of Wicca and also the specific magical practices of Wicca;yet i would want to worship the Greek gods in a traditional,historical way and not shove them in to a Wiccan ritual.

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