I have no clever title for today… just ramblings!
I was talking with someone a few days ago and made a comment about how long I had been Wiccan for. Afterwards I started pondering why I did that. The conclusion I came to is that by saying I have done something for a long time I can stop any of the “It’s just a phase” arguments that sometimes get tossed our way.
I know that our Faith still isn’t well-known and there are still those that think it is nothing but a stage teenagers go through. I had a co-worker asking me about religion and when I said I was a religious person he questioned if I was or if I was “just spiritual”. I gave him a strange look and said “both”. To me they both go together. Although I suppose one could be religious and follow the theories and not be spiritual or vice versa.
So I told myself I would stop telling people how long I have been Wiccan. I don’t need to add that tidbit, if someone is curious they can ask. I know in my heart that I have Faith and that I am a Spiritual person.
I watched the recent Fox news fiasco and I sighed, but I was pleased to read comments and see support from so many different people. I loved how many people said “Freedom of religions means all religions”. That gives me hope that this world may one day be a place where everyone can practice their religion without issue.
I feel bad when my Christian friends feel they need to defend themselves. When they feel they have to say to me “Not all Christians are closed minded jerks” Just like I feel bad when I have to say “Not all Pagans are weird flakes”
But bad apples always spoil the bunch.
So I continue to do my thing. I pray, I meditate, I sing, I dance, I craft and do all I can to walk a path of Joy and Beauty.