Quoting Minion:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mom2William&Michael:</b>" I'm an atheist and DH is agnostic ... [snip!] ... do I know how to do "good" without Christianity. I answered that it was easy and I didn't need the Bible to do the right thing."
Retort with "It's nice to know the only thing stopping you from raping and killing me right now is religion."
Quoting Minion:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Clk:</b>" No problem, Wicca, like many religions, is very misunderstood. ... [snip!] ... that, and doesn't want to extend us the same tolerance. I'm not looking for anyone's blessing, but I would like tolerance."
You could always look up any other people who are Wicca through meetup.com. I found a couple groups on there that helped me when I felt really alone in it. Also have you looked up local Wiccan festivals, near us they actually have a Wicca Ball once per year.
I have also found it's easier to make friends with others of different religions who do not present themselves as an extremist.
Quoting PurpleBama582:" I get that, too. But from MY family, I get "You need to go to the Catholic church...it's how you were ... [snip!] ... come to meetings. You know this is the truth." I'm about tempted to just stop going anywhere, and do what I feel is best. "
You should do what you feel is best. You can't live your life for everyone else.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Clk:</b>" You could always look up any other people who are Wicca through meetup.com. I found a couple groups ... [snip!] ... I have also found it's easier to make friends with others of different religions who do not present themselves as an extremist."</blockquote>
I live near Athens, GA and they have a Pagan Pride day every year. I go to that. And there is a coven a couple towns over who have rituals open to the public. I used to celebrate the Sabbats with them. I'd love to go back. I will look into meetup.com . I've never heard of that site before. Thanks! :)
<blockquote><b>Quoting M'aiq:</b>" Retort with "It's nice to know the only thing stopping you from raping and killing me right now is religion.""</blockquote>
I know, right? I can't wrap my head around it.
You can always direct them to me.
Lol, I love those pictures!
<blockquote><b>Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:</b>" A friend of mine thinks it's "greedy" and "selfish" not to share christianity with the people you love, ... [snip!] ... with... he gave me a bible, but I think he knows that I really don't give a shit when he realised I use it to prop up a fan."</blockquote>
Lol, what did he say when he realized that?
Lmao! I like both of those, but I love the Raptor Jesus.
One thing for sure is no could take your daughter away because of your spiritual practice of Wicca. All I can tell you is stand up for your beliefs and always be true to yourself. You don't have to justify yourself to your family or anyone else.
Quoting Minion:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Reise's Mommy:</b>" I deal with this crap on the daily. My mom ... [snip!] ... I've been told I've condemned my kids to hell too. I've been called a bad mom and you name it, I've been called it."
The thing is I don't NOT believe in a god, I just don't believe in one, either. I'm an agnostic. I don't mind to entertain the idea of a deity with people that actually provide a good explanation for one, like my coworkers. My mother and family on the other hand are so ignorant I can't even stand it. My mom told me in November, the last time we discussed any of it that dinosaurs never existed because they weren't in the bible and evolution was the devil :roll: Are you fucking serious? She really said all the fossils we have are a government conspiracy. I wanted to kill myself a little bit. How the hell did I come from that? Ugh. DH's family is Christian and I just go to church with them when they ask and never have let them know where I stand because it's none of their business. If they want to take DS to church with them that's fine but I will make sure he knows when the time comes that he needs to think for himself and decide if a deity is something that makes sense to him. We'll cross that bridge when the time comes and I'm sure it's gonna be fun.