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So last night was hanging out with one of my buddies from High School. We haven't really seen much of each other since I graduated (I'm a few years her senior) so it was nice to meet up and just chat!

Well we were talking about EVERYTHING from boys, to movies, to books, to the government and public displays of weirdness lol.

So eventually, the subject of religion came up. And I've known that she's a really devout Mormon, so I was actually really hesitant to discuss religion in general for fear of how the conversation would go; But I played it by ear and it went smoothly. But eventually the question of "What religion are you anyway?" Came up, so I told her, "Well, I'm actually a practicing Wiccan." And her reaction was something I hadn't anticipated- she actually started asking questions. And not because she wanted to hear my side and try and show me the light, or to scoff at my ideals; but rather she was genuinely interested. So we discussed the basis of Wicca, and she had a couple quesions about our Deities and stuff like that. And it turns out (I never knew this part) that the Mormans believe that there is a Heavenly Father (i.e. God) and then there is also a Heavenly Mother (i.e. Goddess). And apparently the reason not many people know about her is because God didn't want her identity to be known by people, because he loves her so much he's protecting her from having like, her name taken in vain like people do his and stuff like that. But I just thought that that was interesting that they believed in a Heavenly Father AND Mother. Go figure!

You know, my personal beliefs on religion have always been that all religions have worth and truth, and that deep down, they're pretty much all the same when it comes to the bare necessities. And our little conversation about religion last night really hit home, you know?

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Comment by Raevyne on April 4, 2009 at 10:34am
Wow! That's really fascinating! I had no idea they believed in a heavenly Father and Mother either. One of my good friends was Mormon, but she never mentioned that! I'm glad your discussion went well. I haven't really told anyone that I know what I believe either, except for one friend who is of like mind. It's scary telling people what you believe when it goes against the norm! But like Maurie Schwartz says, if the culture doesn't fit, change it!
Comment by Rev. Nikki Boucher on April 6, 2009 at 8:15pm
I didn't know they believed in both polarities either that is very interesting. I also agree with you that most religions relate in many ways if you get past the hype and look at the inner workings of it.

I am actually very open about my religion and many people around my neighborhood and beyond know that I am Wiccan. I know that everyone can't be as open as I am which is really as shame. One day I hope that will change and everyone can be open about their religious preferences no matter what they are.

Many Blessings,
Rev. Aieowyn
Comment by gypsy wolf on April 7, 2009 at 3:03am
Never be afraid to speak your belives , its the resuld fom this that sets you free and makes one stronger ,

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