Chojin wrote:I was actually involved in a debate a little while ago that got rather heated. There's someone on my friends list on Facebook that constantly posts the ugly side of Islam and claims that there is no such thing as extremists; that they're all into barbaric practices, all hate the West and are trying to take over the World through passive infiltration and destruction from within, blah blah blah.
Me being me, I stood by my opinion that they're not all the same; which eventually lead to me being dubbed a "Useful Idiot" and even accused of being a Muslim, myself. The sickening thing about the whole thing was that it was Christians that I was debating with. So much for "love thy neighbour".
I don't mean to sound... funny? And I must point out that I don't
think all Christians are the same. But it really didn't surprise me when you said it was Christians you were arguing with.
Which is a sad fact. Alot of Christians are so narrow minded and judgemental (despite their own God telling them not to be) that I'm no longer surprised by the evil that come out of their mouths.
As for myself, and my beliefs... I'm not really sure what
to believe. Though it always surprises me how much of the ideas relating to pagan/wicca match my own. Just, with my own personal little tweaks, I guess. ^^;
And I don't believe in any set deity(s). Myself, I'll usually use words like energies, or spirits, or something. Because I'm not comfortable using God, or Goddess. I feel like those titles force you to think of these energies as single, humanoid, beings. I guess it's just easier to imagine. And putting an idea into form helps you to relate to it easier, I guess.
I do wonder sometimes though... my witchery "beliefs", are very close to, if not the same, as scientific "beliefs" (sorry, I dunno how else to put that). Like, it's as like their the same thing, but science is bound by it's own rules. Which is understandable. Magic isn't. It allows for the unknown, for the seemingly impossible, and for change which may go against everything science holds as "law".
If anything, I guess I'd come under the Atheist/Wiccan label. But something I don't believe in, is labelling yourself a certain follower if you only believe in parts of a religion. Or like, if you pick out the bits you like, and ignore the bits you don't like.
So I don't really have any set religion at all.