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So basically I've been looking into Druids and the Christian religion and why they despise them. I can't find any legitimate reason as to why. This
all starts with a story though so I may as well lead with that ...
This past Wednesday at work I was asked by my boss to train a lady over at another one of our stores in scanning and dsda applications so I happily
obliged. I know this lady, when I first got hired she trained me in accounting and cashiering and she is VERY religious. Anyone who knows me knows I
am not in the least bit religious I am more spiritual and interested in finding my own path based off my own personal experiences but hey I don't hate
on other religions to each his own. I think sometimes that may come across to people as me wanting to be guided into something but I assure you its
not that case. Ill listen to people all day but still hold true to my values. So this lady we will call her Kay. Kay back in the day used to have
some pretty severe drug issues along with other mental issues ( I guess she used to not be very nice) and when she met her husband she became a born
again Christian and is ALL ABOUT IT. I mean every time I see Kay she talks about 'praise the lord' 'you're blessed' 'God is our savior and our
light', etc. it doesn't really bother me until she starts to talk to me about how she went and found scriptures for me to read. I recently told her
I was into these rad Celtic (I have Celtic origins) tarot cards, and how I love how I get the guidance I'm looking for when I pull the cards. She
went into this rant about how it's 'witch craft' and the 'devil is on the other side' and I basically told her it's all about how you use it, if you
use it to speak to some demon lord then yeah it's probably gonna happen. But I am ALWAYS super positive in seeking the light when I go in my
spiritual practices. SO then next time I go to train her she tells me she got me some 'positive bible scriptures to read' I don't know if that was a
stab or not? Kind of felt like it so now I'm not gonna be so open to her pushiness. I don't even own a bible and don't think I will for a very long
time. So she legit went out and got this Christian magazine and these scriptures and I really am NOT into that AT ALL, I have NO INTEREST as of
right now in reading that. So I told her oh cool good for you and when I went to leave she was like "oh are you going to take the magazine with you?"
and I told her "No, I don't think so." Kay seemed REALLY bothered by this, I don't understand why but it bothered me more that she's trying to give
me something I do NOT want.
A few days pass and it's still bothering me the fact that she's just being so damn pushy with her Christian stuff so I was talking to my dad about
it and he was telling me about how when they get like that to him he tells them he's a "Druid" and they instantly back off and never called him
again. Without really knowing what a druid was I laughingly told him "man, I'll just tell her I'm a second generation druid." and He replied that you
really only want to use that when you have to, that once you tell them you're a druid they will pretty much become your enemy. I went online and
looked up druidry after this because now I'm curious, and I actually really align myself with it's practices and its beliefs. it was so strange when
I was reading about what it is to be a druid I felt very connected with it and as if I am already in practice with its values. Does this make me a
druid at heart??? These three things they follow I have ALWAYS felt this and practiced it in my heart.
Here's a snippet from a druid website I found ( druidry.org) "The Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids works with Druidry as a spiritual way and practice
that speaks to three of our greatest yearnings: to To be fully creative in our lives
, to commune deeply with the world of Nature
to gain access to a source of profound wisdom
. Each of these yearnings comes from a different aspect of ourselves that we can personify as the
Singer, the Shaman and the Sage. In Druidry, Bardic teachings help to nurture the singer, the artist or storyteller within us: the creative self;
Ovate teachings help to foster the shaman, the lover of Nature, the healer within us; while the Druid teachings help to develop our inner wisdom: the
sage who dwells within each of us."
We are not evil, devil-worshipping, animal sacrificing, people. We value life on this earth in it's entirety, we value the land, the sea, the sky,
the animals, the bugs, the life (even non-intelligent life), the stars, the moon, the universe. Everything down to its core we love whole-heartedly.
I don't know about anyone else but this is how I feel; We were given the gift of intelligence and the time we have here is our blessing and what we do
in our lifetime could make a huge difference. There's a lot of things that go on in this world today that make me sad and I only wish to change the
world for the better for ALL of us. Not just the people included in my spiritual circle. Why is it that other religions hate on this? I want to
clarify I know its not every single person in a particular religion that all feel the same way, maybe it's just a select few that feel this way but
why??? Why waste all the love we have to give on hate for such stupid things that we don't understand. Just because you don't understand something
it doesn't mean it's bad. We should take more time to learn to understand before we judge based off of what someone else interpreted. I ask you use
YOUR OWN personal thoughts and feelings to determine whether something is evil or not. Why would I make an enemy of a religious person if I told them
I was a druid?
Thanks for your thoughts and your time.
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