I am 15. I have been raised by a very controling mother and in a very christian family. I have never felt any comfort or happyness as a christian and have always believed there was something more. While as school I stared to do some research and found some great educational websites about pagans. I bought Teen Witch and love it. It really speaks to me. But my mother found it on one of her room raids and burned it as well as some other stuff I had. She said that if I am going to go to bed with the devil I can't do it in her house. What should I do? I'm not comfortable continueing down a christian road when I belong on a pagan one. I don't want to be that girl that has to lie about her true feelings just to survive... How do I handle this?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:09 AM on Sep. 24, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 12:24 AM on Sep. 24, 2009
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Answer by pnwmom at 12:38 AM on Sep. 24, 2009
I'm sorry that you have to go through that. My dd is 15 and I couldn't imagine making her to feel that she needs to hide her feelings from me. I was raised Catholic, explored Paganism for a couple years and then went back to the church. My daughter goes to a Catholic school but recently told me she really would like to be Buddhist. I told her that I respect her choice, but why not explore both paths until she's 18 and then decide. It's not that I don't want her to choose what makes her happy, I just want her to make a good decision. It's too bad your mom couldn't have handled things better and just talked to you about it. But like the anon previous poster said, you can always meditate, etc. Spirituality is in your heart so you really don't need anything special to practice it. Follow her rules until you are an adult and out on your own. At that point she won't have any say in what you do.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 1:01 AM on Sep. 24, 2009
My heart is breaking and I just want to adopt you. These lovely ladies have given you some good advice. Hang in there, it won't be long before you are an adult and can do as you please.
Room raids? Seriously? Shakes head.
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