I'm confused. I have always consider myself catholic. I even used to teach sunday school. but I find myself confuse lately. I have noticed that a lot of my beliefs are in line with the wiccan religion and not so much with the catholic religion. How can I decide? should I explore? I really need guidence. Any suggestions?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:12 PM on Oct. 12, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs
Most catholics would argue this with me but you already see it's true. The catholic religion is the closest thing to pagan without being pagan. Even the statue of Mary is very much like our goddess form. The incense, steeple, bells, and even the cross were all taken from pagan traditions. The reason for this is the original Christians wanted to convert the people of the day. Most of which were pagan. By adapting the traditions, symbols and even the practices they could more easily convert people... However today most people don't know the difference. I recommend you do some research. I have sites that can help you. But YOU need to do some searching both externally and internally.
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Catholics are NOT the only ones that use candles.... Re: Candles this youtube video may be helpful: http://www.cafemom.com/group/32007/boards/read/3503704/That_Catholic_Show_Candles_and_Lights
It's no secret that Christ wasn't born in December; It's no secret that the dates of celebration where changed to line up with pagan beliefs to help with the conversion of those pagans. They enjoyed their celebrations so much that......
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