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Unfortunately, my Husbands little Sister's husband passed away this last Thursday, they had a Memorial service on [sign in to see URL] was of Mexican heritage, I barely survived that [sign in to see URL] felt like I was sitting in the eye of a tornado! But my faith in Mother Earth and the Universe, kept me in church even when we all got a 45 minute preaching to about our sins and how we will never get to heaven without admitting our sins and asking god into our lives. And I KNOW the preacher was looking right at me most of that, because before he had us bow our heads, close our eyes and raise our had, if we wanted Jesus to come into our [sign in to see URL] did bow my head, closed my [sign in to see URL] proceeded to ask my Goddess to help this family with it's grief. But I did not raise my hand! emoticon
Funny thing [sign in to see URL] had my pentacle (and as you all know, it's not the obvious normal one) on with my [sign in to see URL] the church, nor did I "burst into flames" emoticon

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Well, I'm glad you survived that. emoticon emoticon

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Syrakynn, I think that, as long as we are comfortable with our faith, it really doesn't matter, one way or the other, what people [sign in to see URL] honestly, I don't so muc care what my family thinks as, I simply don't want to hear the 'spew" I know would come, and, because the people it would come from, I care very deeply [sign in to see URL] just prefer not to say anything. It's kind of like when I introduce my mother to my current [sign in to see URL] told her "I am NOT introducing him to you for you to accept or deny, I am introducing you to him, just so you know who I'm with". I feel the same about my path. I'd not tell someone to gain [sign in to see URL]'s not their approval I need, or want. If I tell it, it's because I trust you enough with the information NOT to badger me about how sinful I'm being, and how I'm going to go to [sign in to see URL].

Queeny, I've heard those sermons, too. A bit tedious, aren't they? emoticon Very glad to know the church, and especially you, did not burst into flames! I am terribly sorry about your brother-in-law, though!!! emoticon

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Thanks Saijen, but he is in a much better place and I know he suffered a long time, but did much good in his life. emoticon

I'm glad the church survived [sign in to see URL] was in the front row with the family, would have been hard to disguise just "WHO" burst into flames and burned down the church! emoticon
Could have used a "Shorten that sermon, Preacher" chant though.... emoticon

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Saij, I didn't mean you should start a row with your family. I understand where you are coming from. Like I said, my grandmother would go on and on about it, so we don't talk about it around her. We don't bow heads and pray at dinner and she seems to accept this and never says a word about it. If the dinner is at my house, we go about having dinner as we would because we have our own beliefs here, but we don't say anything about her praying. If the meal is at her house, even my children know to sit quietly until she is done. Not because we fell the need to conform, but out respect for her house and her beliefs.

When I mentioned being shunned by the town, I was referencing the article. I am fortunate that so many in my family believe the way I do. My older brother and his wife are the same way. My oldest brother has strong Christian leanings, but his soon to be wife doesn't, she is like me. But they manage to co-exist nicely.

But my oldest brother and I have always been close, so I feel completely comfortable giving him crap if he gets all preachy at me,lol. It's nothing that goes so far as to hurt feelings. emoticon


Queeny, I feel for you. I don't do funerals at all, so you did much better than me.
 

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Queeny, I feel for you. I don't do funerals at all, so you did much better than me.



Unfortunately, [sign in to see URL]'ve had way to much practice about how to 'deal'!

Now it's been 4 days since 'church'...and last night, several of the SIL'S sat me down at the table and asked me exactly "what I am" and had me explain it a bit. Seems they were all under the impression that ALL PAGANS were devil [sign in to see URL], wonder where they got that notion! :angry:

Straightened them out a [sign in to see URL]'t think any will change, but at least they are not "afraid" of me and my kind now. Guess that is a start... emoticon

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At least they were willing to listen and learn. Some people just outright shut down and shut you out.

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[sign in to see URL] know that's not what you meant emoticon I was just trying to explain my position from my angle was [sign in to see URL] if it came across [sign in to see URL].

It's hard, sometimes, to keep my mouth shut, and I do drop [sign in to see URL] fairly subtle ones, sometimes not so much. Mom has never asked, neither has other family, and I just don't [sign in to see URL].

Queeny, I'm glad some of your family came to you and asked questions. At least they thought enough of you to bother asking about your beliefs. It doesn't matter if they change or [sign in to see URL] matters is that they have a better, truer understanding of what Paganism is now, and can make a more informed decisions and intelligent conversation on the issue.

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That's what I figured, besides you know me. I believe my 'reason' for this Path I've chosen, and the 'reason' why I got the Spirit guide I [sign in to see URL] to enlighten as many people as I can, so to speak. By living the life, by showing the [sign in to see URL] example, rather than preaching. emoticon



OH AND Syrakynn...SAIJEN is always FUNKY! emoticon
KIDDING SAIJEN emoticon


Seriously though, SAIJEN...if my Great Grandmother was still alive, I would not talk to her about it. Out of respect for [sign in to see URL] a person (she would never believe nor change). I'd not want to make her worry or be upset and I'd want our relationship to be one of love, not [sign in to see URL] the end.
I assume this is about the same reason you don't openly or blatantly bring up your Path... emoticon

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I didn't think you were being funky Saij, just wanted to make sure I hadn't offended you. emoticon



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