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Author Topic: When you discover Paganism and your kids are tweens/teens  (Read 3930 times)
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« Reply #2: May 04, 2009, 01:48:58 pm »

I was just thinking about this now, as I was pretty much (and still am) exactly what your son seems like. Smiley I was probably the most read and most analytical and curious out of my group of friends, yet ended up the most religious, in a sense. Of course I don't think necessarily that's a paradox, and that our society just thinks and wants us to believe it is. Who knows, maybe after your son grew frustrated with the supposed "truth" about all religions he said "Screw it, I'm going to find out for myself!" and found something that really spoke to him, rather than taking the words of others. I have a friend who is like that but instead decided to not go looking for himself, and still pretty much rejects and ridicules anything religious (which, as of late, is starting to get worse and getting near-personal to me), and thinks all religion is some form of pseudo-Christianity with all-knowing gods and if they really do know all and are all powerful, why don't they take the pain away? So its pretty much all or nothing for him.

Okay, enough rambling out of me! Smiley I'm glad both of your children have open minds about this whole thing, and that they are happy.

You bring up some interesting points.  I've been proud of my son for not judging others based on their beliefs, but he does get really angry when people tell him he's going to hell (oddly enough it happens a lot).  He's still studying shamanism and is fascinated with divination and healing I just want to make sure I'm nurturing his natural curiosity without pushing my beliefs on him.

I appreciate your perspective.  We're/are your family supportive of your beliefs?

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