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 on: July 21, 2014, 02:39:56 PM 
Started by leryssa - Last post by MoonlitWings
Also took me awhile to get rid of the guilt complexes as well, but personally, I just never felt comfortable in a church. Some hymns are nice, but I could care less about them really. I do have issues though with me having to sneak and hide to learn anything about Paganism, let alone witchcraft. Makes me sad when I'm over in the Occult section at Barnes & Noble and my sister glaring at me for being there. I honestly could stay at that section all day and the Eastern Religions section if my family wasn't around on book excursions.

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 on: July 21, 2014, 02:13:57 PM 
Started by Jamni90 - Last post by Draconis Rex
Nobody here is going to be offended Jam, we all have our own beliefs - or not as the case may be. I myself have a cousin who calls herself an Atheistic Pagan, she has always had this belief and/or attitude, and I myself am a Heinlein Pagan (sounds better than agnostic...).

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 on: July 21, 2014, 02:02:01 PM 
Started by Jamni90 - Last post by Draconis Rex
I was born human/dragon; at that age religion meant nothing to me...... sorry, couldn't resist  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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 on: July 21, 2014, 01:59:25 PM 
Started by leryssa - Last post by Draconis Rex
Very true Mari, it took me a loooooong time to get rid of guilt complexes related to my cross over from Christianity to Paganism, even though I was never really a true Christian and had backslid many years prior.

Even today I still get an occasional twinge. Churches do make me uncomfortable but it's only me, and hymns make me cringe inside (they always did); I hate hymnal.

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 on: July 21, 2014, 01:54:39 PM 
Started by Jamni90 - Last post by Jamni90
Used to believe in God/Gods to say the least. I tried reading on Norse Mythology, i like the symbolism though. But i just imagine all our purpose is to reproduce, but i don't really mind if people wanna practice a religion aslong as its not dominant as a society basics like a theocracy. So sorry if you people think i'm being against people believing just because i gave a theory that prophets may have been seeing things and considered wise, while today they might have been asked to get a doctor or something.

I think its cool that people believe in different things though.

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 on: July 21, 2014, 01:44:58 PM 
Started by Jamni90 - Last post by Jamni90
Just curious?

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 on: July 21, 2014, 12:51:49 PM 
Started by leryssa - Last post by marisol
Leryssa, christian upbringing can be difficult to forget or disregard. We are saturated in christianity in the US and many feel uneasy
in certain situations. I can identify with your unease in the bookstore. Sometimes we have to slowly back away and then resolve
our reason for doing so with what we truly believe.

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 on: July 21, 2014, 11:05:05 AM 
Started by Natures Whisper - Last post by Natures Whisper
This probably no help ... but for me I celebrate any time there is a reason to get together with friends and family.  As for a time to worship that is a personal and private time for me.  I no longer do Sabbaths and such right now Am still searching.  As for a New year the time most make resolution I personally do that on the day of my birth.  But I follow no special path right now, just my instincts.   

I totally understand the individual path and love hearing about what works for others.  I kind of like the idea of the new year being celebrated on your birthday.   ;D   My instincts are pointing me towards having a little bit of stabilization right now- to rewalk a path that many others have so that maybe I can find some different understanding.

Many charts list both.  Because Samhain and Beltane are reversed in the Southern hemisphere.

I hadn't considered that!... and now I feel silly  :-p

Seems like the vote is generally for Samhain, but that other options are not unheard of.  Thanks for the input!

Oh and...
tolkiens hobbit calender began with yule ;)

(or more specificly yule 2, as yule 1 was the day with which the last year ended)
.... LOL!! That made my day!

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 on: July 21, 2014, 09:42:02 AM 
Started by skyhawk - Last post by marisol
Welcome Skyhawk

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 on: July 21, 2014, 09:39:46 AM 
Started by Amberhawk - Last post by marisol
Welcome Amber.

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