Wednesday, July 13, 2005

...thinking out loud

I got an email from someone who noticed that me and the husband were different religions and asked how we were able to coexist peacefully.  I was kinda dumbfounded, because I think more along the lines of 'why would we not?'  I know Jaime and Ian aren't the same religion, either, and it seems to work ok for them, too... and I don't know....I guess it just sort of surprised me.  Jesse is Catholic (but he's a crappy Catholic....lol...yeah, I said it Jesse....you know you are so nyah!) and I'm Pagan.  I don't 'do' God and he doesn't 'do' the Goddess.  (Well...::ahem::  he does, but...oh never mind.  I'm trying to be serious here!  ::giggle::)  My point was that he doesn't try to push his beliefs on me any more than I try to push anything on him.  If he did, I'm sure there would be words, but anyway....we just accept and respect each others' decisions, you know?  He thinks it's REALLY funny when some of our .....uhmm....overly religious family members or friends start yapping at me.  BUT.... after he's had his enjoyment, he'll defend me.  I dunno...I may be rambling (surprise!) ....  I guess I just take it for granted that people should accept and respect you....  everyone is not so lucky as me and Jesse, I suppose......

15 comments:

  1. some ppl realllyyyy surprise me wit hstupidity truely ... i mean ppl would onlyask that ? for 1 of the 2 reasons 1 being ....they area bible thumper who wnats to push their religion on u , or 2 ...they are so ignorant as to the pagan  religion and it also sounds ignorant to love ....... idk ..but my fiance is a catholic too a crappy one too hahah and we get along great he doesnt push it on me and vice versa hes actually pretty open to learning so i am lucky too ;)

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  2. I have always felt that ones spiritual journey is a very personal thing.  You have to do what is right for you.  What is right for you may not be right for me and vice versa.  My atheist friend, J, tells me I am a Christian because I "need" to believe in something.  I disagree with J.  I am a Christian because I want to be a Christian.  It is just that simple.  I "chose" to follow Jesus Christ as my Saviour just as J chose atheism.  I have had some very profound experiences in my life that TO ME prove there is a God.  Obviously, J has not had those type of experiences, but that is one of the reasons we live in America, freedom TO worship or NOT to.

    Hope you are feeling better!

    Blessings!
    Susan
    http://journals.aol.com/Smjr43/Colorado

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  3. Well...I was raised a baptist. But to be completely honest....I have always had a fascination with Pagan & Wiccan beliefs. I don't know much about them or even if they are the same....when it all comes down to it though.....all these religious wars now a days do nothing but confuse me even further. Alot of what {I} have read of bible in my previous years is VERY contradictory. I believe there is {A} higher power which we all call God. I dunno, maybe I'm too scared NOT to believe. And Joeys beliefs are pretty much like mine. We just DON'T know who or what to believe so we developed our own, lol. We believe {A lil} from all the religions. His dad is a baptist preacher! lol.
    Love & Hugs,
    Angel

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  4. I have always felt that ones spiritual journey is a very personal thing.  You have to do what is right for you.


    EXACTLY SUSAN! VERY WELL PUT!!
    ~Angel

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  5. ah ha. The they cant understand how you can differ.Hey Todd and I are very different on our beliefs even though going to some of the same services. he does not agree with all mine and I dnt agree with all his. Very few know the whole story of how different we are.BUT!!!!!!!!!!!! You seewhile I do believe in God I dont Jesus. He has different beliefs on Jesus than most J believers. He thinks he has been terribly distorted by the new testament. HA!!!!!!  He does have that right. Fairy tale type stuff. he thinks many wont know him becuase hes been so changed by the stories. I stop merely at God. SO yeah we differe greatly. I think you should share your pagan beliefes. Becuase one thing Todd and I do believe is that .............  ONE anyone of us can be wrong and TWO who knows how much is true or not. I would love to hear your thoughts on being a pagan. Its great when you love each other unconditionally and dont feel the other has to submit to your beliefs!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Ernie and I believe the same way....and for me that is a good thing.
    Becky

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  7. Bill and I are a match made in heaven...raised Catholic and neither of us practice.  

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  8. celebrate the differences girly!
    Bill and I have been married for 22 years. He likes pepsi, me coke. H4e likes country, me rock n roll and blues. he is a republican, me a democrat....all things that one might think old married people must agree upon for a marriage to fluorish and survive....apparently not. We also don't argue about those differences surprisingly. We just seem to accept and respect the different view and make out anyway.  ;)
    Laura

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  9. Why does everyone have to be the same to get along? Differences are what make each of us special and we should celebrate them. ~ Lori

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  10. You two our just fine. What difference does it make? If everyone would stop worrying about everyone else it would be a kinder, gentler world. rich

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  11. hey if it aint broke dont fix it...lol

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  12. Phhht! G. and I don't have all the same beliefs... I tell people I am an 'eclectic pagan' which just means I take the bits and pieces of each belief that fits into what I believe... G.... well, G. just has his own ideas <LOL>. But, I read a line in a book once that says it all for me.... All Gods are one God and all Goddesses are one Goddess.... This fits very well with my idea that all paths are just different ways to the same thing!  Anyway, I'm with you in that we should all be allowed (and respected for) believeing whatever works for each of us.
    http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

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  13. Doesn't "do the Goddess"......LOL......really LOL

    Chris
    http://journals.aol.com/swibirun/Inanethoughtsandinsaneramblings
    http://journals.aol.com/swibirun/MyJournalJarSaturdaySixetcanswer

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  14. hestiahomeschoolJuly 17, 2005 at 1:52 AM

    hehehe  doing the Goddess....I was PAgan for many years and gradually drifted into being a Quaker.  My husband is not anything in particular...and we get along fine.

    I;ve always thought the RC preoccupation with Mary was thinly veiled Goddess worship, like was pointed out in the Mists of Avalon.

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  15. I'm pretty much fundamentalist Christian... but I love reading about native American beliefs, and can identify with all of them.  J-land is teaching me tolerance I never knew before.

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