As some of you know, I was part of a Baptist Church, being ChristoPagan, in hiding.
Well, I "came out" to the church, they politely told me to hop it, and over the past week I've learned so much about myself, I discovered who I am, that I'm Pagan through and through, and...I've returned! And I ain't going nowhere!
I love you guys!
The pets are doing great, I've got a Flatcoated Retriever pup as well now, she's adorable! I've named her Shaylee, it's Celtic for "Fairy Princess in the Field".
How are you Rob? Not spoke in a while! :)
For three long years I hid my beliefs and thoughts, trying to "fit in" with what they said, (looking back I don't know why I bothered). I became ChristoPagan, hoping that by being so they would accept me. Then when I came out to them, they began referencing the witch-burnings and one of them said "You are still welcome to attend church", but the way they said it was betraying what they said. And "please do not do this or that" etc. And telling me that until I accept Jesus as my true saviour blah-de-blah, they basically told me that ChristoPaganism wasn't an actual religion, without even looking it up or doing any research. In more way than one they were telling me they didn't want me around, which prompted me to really LOOK at my beliefs, I realised that I was being ChristoPagan in the hope that they would accept me somehow.
So, here I am. I've lost friends, (or what I thought was friends) but I'm ME!
I'm new myself, so I don't know you, but welcome back regardless, and congratulations on coming out!
Looking forward to seeing you in the forum.