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 on: Today at 02:33:10 PM 
Started by Take_Thy_Word - Last post by Valerie
Wow I wouldn't appreciate being anointed !!! Nice to have you back...watch out for nutters...they're around every corner !!

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 on: Today at 10:51:18 AM 
Started by Take_Thy_Word - Last post by Canis
lol! I'll have to remember that one.

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 on: Today at 09:07:44 AM 
Started by Take_Thy_Word - Last post by Arnemetia
Welcome back TTW.  I actually find it amusing when I am approached by someone who wants to "save" me.  My usual reply is to thank them for sharing and I will send positive energy their way.  If that doesn't work I look at them and quietly say...
You do realize I am a Witch, right...  That usually sends them running away. LOL

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 on: Today at 08:38:42 AM 
Started by Take_Thy_Word - Last post by Ashe Isadora
Wait - do you mean the religion centered around Jesus is influenced by paganism or Jesus himself was a pagan?  Because I can buy the first but I have grave doubts about the latter.

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 on: Today at 07:42:35 AM 
Started by Take_Thy_Word - Last post by Aunt Thora
Thank you Alchymist for the book suggestion I will be looking at it.

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 on: December 19, 2014, 02:11:18 PM 
Started by Take_Thy_Word - Last post by Alchymist
One thing I like to nicely let people know is that I think Jesus was a pagan.  And then point it out in their own bible.  So much fun watching them try and figure that out.

Hi there Aunt Thora. There's a wonderful book that demonstrates the numerous parallels between the Christ story and older Pagan myths such as the story of Isis and Horus; "The Pagan Christ", by Tom Harpur. Harpur's credentials are impressive; former Anglican priest and Professor of Greek and the New Testament at the University of Toronto. The image of a virgin-born God who died and was resurrected is thousands of years older than Christianity. Quite a few True Believers became quite frantic when I quoted parts of this book at them.....

The Proselytiser is a fascinating psychological subject, I would think. Desperately trying to convert other people to your beliefs would seem to be a sign of underlying insecurity; the existence of other people having different beliefs, or no beliefs at all, is a personal affront to the would-be Converter, an attack on whatever it is that makes him who he is (they mostly seem to be male, a fact that may or may not be significant). If you're secure in your beliefs, the fact that other people believe differently is interesting, but not a threat. Only if you're secretly terrified of being wrong (and what's more, terrified of even admitting that you're terrified of being wrong), do alternative belief systems seem threatening - and, thus, they must be eliminated by whatever means necessary; conversion or, in extreme cases, "Death to Unbelievers". We're seeing the end result of this particular syndrome all around us at the present time.

Anyway - welcome back into the fold, Take_Thy_Word, and Blessed Be.

Alchymist.   

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 on: December 19, 2014, 10:35:46 AM 
Started by Take_Thy_Word - Last post by MoonlitWings
Welcome back TTW! Was in a similar situation at my job, but had to lie to the customer that I'm a believer. The man ended up calling me his sister and that "We Christians gotta stick together", shook my hand and everything. He said if I didn't believe in God, he'd come back to Walmart JUST to tell me about him. ~.~ yeah....had to lie. So didn't want to make a scene on the clock at my job. Luckily 2 other coworkers know the guy is crazy and he comes in once a month and ends up sometimes talking about God to them.

I wouldn't have been able to handle that situation you're in. Walk away next time if it happens again. I openly walk over to the Pagan section as long as I'm alone and my family hasn't tagged along. Its a bookstore. If someone harasses you over what books you're interested in, get an associate and tell them someone is harassing you. They'll leave you alone once they're asked to leave the store lol.

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 on: December 19, 2014, 09:41:39 AM 
Started by Take_Thy_Word - Last post by Aunt Thora
One thing I like to nicely let people know is that I think Jesus was a pagan.  And then point it out in their own bible.  So much fun watching them try and figure that out.

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 on: December 19, 2014, 08:55:40 AM 
Started by Take_Thy_Word - Last post by Draconis Rex
This is true C_A, I carry a knife always, and it too is really sharp. In this country it is illegal, but I have a Leatherman I wear on my belt. If I get stopped, even though it is primarily a tool (multitool) it is still considered (legally) an offensive weapon.

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 on: December 19, 2014, 08:42:02 AM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by Amberhawk
Yes, I kind of figured that idea. I haven't quite come to terms with it but I expect a long term sifting either which way. I don't think I ever thought badly or unkindly about Gnosticism though I'm aware of there being a whole 'sitting the fence' stigma attached.I don't think that's so bad really either.

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