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This same conversation, on a different level, is taking place between one of my niece's and myself on FB. She is Catholic, and she apparently met some people that seemed they were going to end up being fairly good [sign in to see URL] they learned she's [sign in to see URL], pretty much gave her the cold shoulder. They are also Christian, just not of the Catholic denomination.

I think it's pretty sad that people are so [sign in to see URL] among those of the same religion (and sometimes even more-so if you're of the same religion). Why can't people be happy with what they DO know about you that they have discovered they [sign in to see URL] does your [sign in to see URL] even [sign in to see URL] to be such a bone of contention between people who would otherwise become the best of friends? It's shameful!

Texas, I think we all tend to make assumptions, to some degree, about other people.
Yesterday, while I was helping to cook some wieners at a PGR function, we apparently dropped one on the [sign in to see URL] cook and I didn't realize it, but one of the other PGR guys made a comment about making an offer to Mother Earth. I was SO tempted to ask him if he was of Pagan influence, but didn't go there. When I see him again, I may have to [sign in to see URL] out of sheer curiosity. If we'd not been around so many other people at that point in time yesterday, I may have asked then. Just the way he said it, had me wondering the rest of the day. His wife mentioned gardening and canning and other things that any number of people do, but because of his statement earlier, I began to assume they are [sign in to see URL] at least more Pagan like. Language made me pretty sure they're not Christian! ..... It's an interesting 'study' into human behavior, isn't it?

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I know I'm actually more open minded to other religions, now that I'm following the Pagan path than before. Before when I "thought" I had NO religion, I was very judgmental, and condescending. Now I accept more religious ways and how and why they believe what they believe. I guess I'm sort of more 'gentle' towards others. If that makes any sense at all... emoticon

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Queeny: That makes perfect sense! emoticon

Saijen: Sad that your daughter is losing friends because of being the "wrong" religion or denomination.

I hope you can connect to that other PGR guy and find out whether he and his wife are Pagan. Would be cool, wouldn't it?

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Queeny, what you said makes perfect sense.

Firle, it is rather sad that my niece is experiencing this. She's all of about 22 yrs [sign in to see URL], still at the age where this hurts a bit more than it would if she were closer to our age, where you've learned to deal with people's stupidity a bit more.



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if she were closer to our age, where you've learned to deal with people's stupidity a bit more.


Yeah, we just think of them as idjits and leave it at that! emoticon

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[sign in to see URL] much!!

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  Growing up in Southern Idaho USA, you can make the assumption that a person is LDS (Mormon). More here per capita than in Utah.

 Relatives were, we weren't. In school, they let you know you weren't "one of them".

  My best friends growing up were an Australian Sheperd and a little brown mare.

 The Pentacostals seem to be moving in. yay.
"Hello, We'd like to come into your house and explain why you're going to burn in hell."
 I can get along with most people. I don't feel the need to argue faith. By definition faith as the belief in something which cannot be proved, so what is the point of pissing on another's beliefs ?
 I do have strong pagan beliefs. Just nothing I can put a name to.
 
 Deism appeals to me, as I DON'T like the idea of revealed religion. Preach and profess love while demonstrating hate. That's just crap.

  Sorry for the ramble.

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[sign in to see URL] on Dan. Sort of what this place is for. All us 'odd balls' to chat. And find out [sign in to see URL]! Guess what? We are not so odd after all.

Besides, when someone tells me I'm going to burn in hell. I just say, "Sorry, I don't believe in hell. So can't be going there." emoticon

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Queeny: I love that! And I don't believe in hell, either. It's a silly invention to scare people.

Dan: Glad to see you! I think most of us here are in your position and can't really name what we believe in. So, you're fitting right in!

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Hey there, Falconr! Long time no see/hear. Good to see you posting!! emoticon

I agree, Firle. We know WHAT we believe, we just don't have a title, or label, for it. Not that we really need one.

One thing that always got me when I was in church was, they talked a LOT about 'blind faith'....even as a child, my thought [sign in to see URL] it's blind, then how can you even begin to know what it is you're putting your faith into? I prefer to have my eyes wide open, in wonder and awe over what I see, rather than having 'blind faith' in something I can't see.

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