Originally Posted by Dragoriana
I think it's true, if i went back to the Salvation army youth group i went to for a few years, and yelled out 'i'm a witch' and set up an alter they would probably start praying for me to be saved and never talk to me again. I actually left there because of the discomfort i felt. After a few years of trying to make friends, and being the only non-christian, and saying no but thank you every time theyd say 'see you on Sunday', i couldnt take it anymore. So i left.
But then i have complete strangers coming to me outside my library or at the train station saying 'have you heard the word of God' or 'God has a path for you' and as soon as i say 'no thank you, i do not share the same beliefs as you' they dont get the hint, and they keep talking and talking and they try to shove pamphlets at you or they question your beliefs, but they dont like it when you tell them NO.
That was not an attack, but an account of what has happened.
Some days i feel so attacked, and emotionally wrecked that wicca cant be accepted by everyone. You don't have to like it, but you can accept that it exists. Other days i just laugh and wonder why there is a war between religions. Talk of the end of days as such when Jesus will come back and take back his followers and the earth will be destroyed. Hrm maybe THAT'S why i don't believe in the bible. It seems a little cruel
Dragoriana, i do understand, i know many people here who feel the same way but who are christen.
we have all had runs in with those types, in the store, or knocking on my door, waking up, even though i have a sign that says, dont knock. they upset me also, I would think that if you feel secure in your faith, hearing others will not upset you so much..because they are so annoying, if they dont respect you saying you have your own faith, and dont need to hear theres then its that person who is rude, and is not being up the subject matter in the form that will cause you to want to have a real talk over it.
maybe that why hearing others talk of there faith, etc, as no effect on me,
i believe what i believe, and until i am proven wrong it wont change. i do accept that not every one believes the way i do , that fine with me, i really dont care, if someone is christen , or jewish, or muslim, or hindu etc.etc.
and there can be some good and fun conversations with other of different belief systems
of course the earth will be destroyed in time, lol even if there is no god, the sun wont last forever adn the earth will be burned up when the sun expands how it burns the last if its fuel. ok maybe that did not help.
as for those who make statmenst like you are going to hell, well remind them its not there job to decide where you are going.