My name is Heather. I'm currently a Wiccan...but I'm having some issues with the ethics of Wicca and what I actually believe, so I'm still not sure if it's the right path for me.
But one thing's for sure, I am definitely Pagan.
I run a meetup group for Pagans in my community. I'd like to meet more pagans, so I came here.
Hi Heather, welcome to PS. I'm Wiccan as well. The best advise I can give you is just take your time, do lots of research and talk to people, and you will find where you feel the most comfortable.
I know. It's not necessarily just the Wiccan Rede that I have trouble with. I have trouble with some particular Wiccans and the way they keep shoving the way their own coven does things down my throat, as if it's the only true way of doing things.
No me gusta.
You don't have to stay with that coven. You could practice on your own. Unfortunately there is always going to be people like that, you just need to separate yourself from them and find your own path :)
Run from Wicca.
I guess the question is what do you believe in, ethically or otherwise, that runs counter to Wicca?
Well, I'm also not sure what my concept of deity is: One God and One Goddess with many facets for each? Or many different, separate gods? I'm just not sure. I have my own patron deities that have revealed themselves to me, but I don't know the precise NATURE of deity as a whole.
If that makes any sense.
An interesting question. I always got the impression that some Wiccans would be forgiving about this sort of things, but I've also heard that some covens are kind of "our way or the highway." Which is kind of the point of a coven, establishing dogma (as much as people shy away from the "d" word, it does have value).
Did you ask your patron deities what they thought?