I knew that the Christian path was not going to be for me when I attended Midnight Mass in 2000. Midnight Mass was when I used to feel the most spiritual, the most "at home" with my faith. I'd had odd feelings leading up to that point, but Midnight Mass sealed the deal.
I say odd feelings because, though I would not always pay attention to the Sermon, Gospel, and Lessons, I would always leave with a sense of understanding. In 2000, that understanding was gone and I explored other options.
At first, it was Wicca (this seems to be VERY common) and over the last ten years of reading and researching and opening myself to the Universe, I've found home in being Pagan. I consider myself a Druidic Witch and feel very comfortable with where I am now, feeling more at home than I did when I was Christian (attending the Episcopal church).
What about you?
Answer by figaro8895 at 10:45 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
I have been a free spirit since the day I was born. I have never been enslaved by dogma.
Answer by beeky at 11:25 AM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:54 AM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by duckigrrl at 1:03 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
It was at a TEC conference when I was in high school when I figured out I was on the WRONG path. I left that encounter feeling like the doggy stuff on the bottom of mankind's shoe...and no amount of contrition or absolution could help me. Christ's love was 100% conditional and I didn't meet those conditions. That's when I started getting into drugs and being bad for badness sake. If I was going to Hell, it would be for something real, not just thinking dirty about Patrick Swayze, or missing church on Sunday. Then in college, I met some "Earth Religion Practioners" and they introduced me to the Goddess! Her Love Is Unconditional. Just like any Mother's love. No arbitrary rules...just the Laws of Nature. And 14ish years later, I am happy happy happy to still be her Daughter!!
Answer by MamaK88 at 2:36 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by momto2boys973 at 3:51 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
I still don't know.. there are so many religions out there that I feel drawn to and connected with. I grew up a Christian and that is what I identify as, but I like Buddhism, Taoism, Paganism, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam - you name it there is something in it that I like, but there are also other things I don't. Sometimes I feel like just giving up. lol. But I try to use what I like about them, I still call myself a Christian, because I believe in Jesus, but not as God.
Answer by Charmom2 at 4:52 PM on Sep. 27, 2010