"You know, I completely understand how everyone feels here. I have been going back and forth between atheism and Wicca for a long time now. Years. I love the crystals, the runes, the feel of the happiness that everyone seems to share... It's…"
"Just for clarification: This is also not to say that there aren't qualified and reputable and credible alternative medicine practices, nor am I suggesting that there aren't those that meet certain criteria and professional standards. I…"
"I think one of the things that "really bugged me" when I was still a part of pagan scene, was while knowing my plant biology(botany-if you will) certain practitioners would go on this kick, (mistakenly thinking I fully supported their…"
"Hi Again :) don't worry about your answers being long. This dialogue has been helpful for me too. Especially around this time of year, I yearn for the spirits of my dearly departed (as you said, the "good parts" of the supernatural)…"
"I'm so sorry that these beliefs are causing you distress. I applaud your efforts at seeking help and talking back to those toxic messages in your mind! I see though that you are still using black and white thinking. Good vs. evil, black or…"
"You might want to try Burning Man. The theme's a little bit Pagan, but it's edgier, and it's not a Pagan event. Costuming and body painting and fire and art and clothing optional. You can rough it in a tent like I…"
"A great book is Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches by Marvin Harris. Basically, the consensus seems to be that people invented god/desses to explain what they did not understand, which, to a cave man, was quite a lot! People still use god this way, as a…"
"Hey :) I wanted to make sure I got to all of your questions..
Can you please help me with this? I've been an atheist for half a year now and was doing really well with debunking the old beliefs and feeling safe. Now I've been around…"
"AHAHAHAH! excellent! yeah, I was pagan for 17 years so I think my family was probably pretty scared that I would be bringing little witches into the world :) And I would have too! I was looking forward to it actually! But that was when I believed…"
"Wow, it never dawned on me that I could still donate my eggs even if I didn't want to have kids... I dunno tho... One of my main reasons for not having kids is that I'm screwed up ;) We still don't know how much of it is nature and…"
"I think I may be a little bit different from a lot of the people on this board although I certainly respect everyone's opinions. I wish I was one of you who "just knew" from an early age that kids weren't for you. I grew up…"
"Good points exwiccan. And few communities can do the fun-community thing quite like the neo-pagans.
I've long said that the cool thing about being Pagan is that every day is a holiday. "It's 3 nights before the 4th quarter moon!…"
I've e-mailed you separately with my story but thought I would reply to this on here as well. I think that socialization and community are major attractants of any religion, and by being atheist we feel "left out" of this…"
Hi, and a friendly welcome to Allison Rodriguez
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