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« Reply #11: December 31, 2008, 05:28:55 pm »


Please do not misunderstand..I did not mean to imply I was Christian..that is if that what was assumed. Yes, I am aware that some will be attracted to one or more particular deities, perhaps because of what they represent. But I suppose in some ways it does appear, to me anyways, that the premise is seemingly the same regardless of the type of deity one chooses to focus on..it is worship and dedication.

And this is one of the things I was getting at was that..aside from connections..it just seems like there is little difference between one pagan system and another. But aside from that I keep searching to see if there is anything more than worship, tools and connections.

If it is simply a matter of a state of mind then does one really need a belief system to accomplish this? If "magic" is nothingmore than a personal perception then why should there be a belief system that seems to have become more of a organized religion than a actual path?

I guess what I am trying to get at is what is the actual aim of pagan systems considering that all of these systems do appear to consist of precepts, redes, over focus on symbols and maybe deity and the real intent, I assume there is one, seems to become hopelessly obscurred and lost.

Sort of like someone focusing heavily on the type, color, material construct and placement of mixing bowls while totally ignoring that these things are just used to help you mix ingredients for a cake (and it happens to be chocolate too, thank you very much)

I realize I am not making sense; I am struggling to convey my ideas without stepping too much on toes here.

Anywhoo...thanks.
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