by Linden Tea
Question by Arachstorm: What brought you to paganism?
Just curious as to how others came across paganism? Here’s my own little story. Even as a child being raised Christian…it never felt right (I was always in trouble in sunday school for asking the wrong questions). In college…”Wicca” kept crossing my path. I ignored it because it involved “Witch’s” and I saw my share of movies (LOL). In the army after college, I made friends with a guy who ended up being a Wiccan Priest. Again…held on to the past even if it had never felt right. It “wicca/paganism” kept crossing my path…and I would ignore it. Then one week several years ago…I had some VERY VERY life-like dreams about dragons. I had always been facinated by dragons and fantasy novels but the dreams were “VERY” intense. I started really looking into dragons. I came across Dancing with Dragons by DJ Conway…the rest is history. My beliefs have taken their own route but the best way to sum them up is to say “I’m pagan”. Just curious of others stories
Jasmine808…here ya go. But first, what brought you to paganism?
My parents never went to church…the only time I ever saw them pray is at dinners such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. Even then, they made me do it (and still try). I however, as a six year old, decided to go myself to my grandma’s (catholic) AND grandpa’s (baptist). I ended up staying with baptist when I was 8 until I went to college.
Again…yes I prayed on a regular basis, especially with my grandma (grandpa died when I was 7).
The biggies: 12 disciples…why not a book in the bible for each? Jesus’ missing years? Dinosaurs? Why God killed so much? “King James Version”…where’s the real version? All from the mind of a 7-16 year old that to this day hates the answer “because”.
That was when I realized EVERYTHING christians believed…was based on a book that had multiple versions through 2000 years! Still considered myself christian (just didn’t believe the bible) until I found my truth.
guraqt2me…same thing. What brought you to paganism?
And I disagree 100%. I AM a believer, I just don’t believe the same as you. And I’m fine with that. Good luck on your chosen path.
Answer by Jasmine808
I’m just curious… Were your parents the sort of Christians who went to church on Sunday but that was the extent of their faith? Did you pray regularly with your parents? What sorts of questions would you ask in Sunday school that got you into trouble?
Thanks for answering my questions. In this section, it can be difficult discussing religion because people get very defensive, sarcastic or disrespectful about what other people believe. As a teen, I was curious about paganism (and other religions) but I’ve always been drawn back to Christianity. I am a Christian now.
One of my interests are to find out why people leave the Christian faith and whether these individuals had a solid Christian support system — at least one person in their lives who exemplified what the faith should be. Something else I am learning about is how to talk about my faith. I haven’t thought about the questions you had about Christian doctrine. This is of particular interest to me. So, if you don’t mind, I’ll message you sometime in the future — not in the attempt to convert you — but to have an intellectual discussion.
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