All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
my way of thinking is lot like yours in all honestly I believe in all gods and specifically ones that I feel are called to myself. I only just recently got involved being a christopagan. And the journey has been hard to say the least dealing with criscism from both the pagan community and old church friends.
I put something up on my facebook that had a little to do with gaia and an old church friend got offended by it....or just did not agree and voiced as such on the link. Which I responded to that I respected that his views were different from my own.
really I guess with that kind of thing thats the only way you can handle the situation I am going to deal with a lot of people that just don't like it or understand.
My mother is considering the idea of me talking to my pastor about helping me find a job now that I have moved back in town to help myself but since my views have changed some I am not sure if this is a good idea or not. I still attend the church I still like the people there, but I don't agree with everything they do or what they think anymore. And it took me a long time to find myself as a person and I really just refuse to compromise myself for the sake of others.
I realize this has been up here now for a while, but it's the first time I saw it. I'm a ChristoPagan myself, even though my wife says I'm more Pagan, and I talk to a lot of people on the idea. For example, in the 10 commandmants, people always say that you should worship only him, when in fact it says "you shall worship no other Gods before me." That right there should be a clue that he's not the only deity, or it would say that you should worship only him. Just because someone is Head of Household or Man of the house, or whatever you want to use, doesn't mean he's the only one in the house.
Another point I make is that the Bible says man was created from his creator, so how do we know (On the Christian faith side) that we dont have some of the "magik" from our creator in ourselves? How do we know we don't have the power to do things or make things happen? On a similar note, the bible says man was created first in his image, then woman was created later. Where did the image of woman come from, and if God was asexual, why isn't man that way? Why is there 2 different sexes if we were created from the same creator?
One of my favorite points (being into the paranormal) is why Christianity, as a whole it seems, dismisses ghost, hauntings, and the like to something evil, when they themselves talk about the holy ghost or holy spirit. It's countering what they believe, that's one of the reasons I fell out of the church.
In the end, I say that I loosely believe in Christianity to a point. I believe that Christianity is the bases of the Male side of religion. In my opinion. That's where the paganistic side of me comes out. I believe in a Female side of it as well. The bible only talks about males and what males did and preached. They say nothing of women, even though being married to one was a status. I believe that the bible, being wrote by man, had been hijacked by those who would use it to supress certain other beliefs. So I use the basis of Christianity as the God side, and the Wiccan/ Druid side to balance my pagan side. After all, according to the dictionary a pagan is someone who believes in more than one deity. So the whole Trinity thing is, in fact, pretty much a pagan idea.
Just some things to think about with the idea of Christopaganism and how others might view it. In the end though, you have to find your belief and where you stand, otherwise; spirituality means nothing.
I am christopagan as well but I am also a hereditary witch and how we kept out of trouble was going to church, lol! We incorporated what we wanted from the church and went our merry way.
ee my reply to the other discussion from someone needing help Let me reasureyou as i proved in the above discussion anyone claiming that Christianity and Witchcraft are incompatable is basing that opinion on bad translation and not on the original text of the bible!