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Originally posted by Annee
reply to post by thoughtsfull
I found that incredibly interesting.
I too love these "learning" discussions.
Originally posted by woodwytch
reply to post by The Riley Family
I know you didn't direct your reply to me but if you go back to one of my earlier posts, you will see that I tried to quell the delusion of Pagans having numerous 'God(s)' ... whatever religion you follow and whatever the label given (including Pagans) ... there really is only ONE.
I think people get confused and think Pagans are Idolators with many Gods because we have different sub-names for the many different facets portrayed by that God-source.
But when you dig a little deeper this is true of all religions ... they are all structured around a 'Divine' family that portrays said facets, for example;
Christianity = Father / Son / Holy Spirit (trinity)
Pagan = Virgin / Mother / Crone or Green Man / Pan / Herne (double trinity) ...
The only difference comes from the fact that Pagans actually recognize the duality (masculine/feminine) of the God-source overall ... in an effort to maintain the balance of nature.
Originally posted by woodwytch
reply to post by Agree2Disagree
I understand the point you make perfectly.
I personally have met good and bad Christians just as I have met good and bad Pagans.
If only the bloody-mindedness (on all sides) would stop, things would be so much better.
The thing that makes me want to bang my head against the wall is the fact that Christians / Pagans / Jews and every other religion you can think of ALL believe in one God-source ... (the architect of all creation)
Whether we choose to call that God-source - Lord of the Wild Hunt / Lord Our Father / Jehovah / Allah or Bob ... it is all of one source !
Those of us who follow a religious doctrine it's usually because we have either been brought up into that belief system by our families ... or we have chosen the path that we feel most connected to.
Can you believe that so many wars have been and still continue to be fought because of the name we give to the one and only God ... source of all creation ... because it baffles the cr#p out of me !
If only people could begin to realize that our choice of religion should come from a sense of connection to God ... and understand that it is not a playground competition (our God is better than your God mentality).
Let every one remember that it was God who gave us humans the gift of 'freewill' ... hah ! bet he/she/it regrets that decision. we must be a bitter disappointment !
I live by the Pagan Lore ... 'If it harm none, so mote it be'
Originally posted by Agree2Disagree
reply to post by tungus
Of course you're going to say that x-tians are simply speculating when they make claims about Jesus....and of course they're going to say you're speculating when you make opposing claims
Originally posted by valiant
reply to post by Annee
You put it fine!
I know exactly what your saying