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Author Topic: Have any of you worked with any monotheistic deities as Pagans?  (Read 2283 times)

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Have any of you worked with any monotheistic deities as Pagans?
« on: October 15, 2011, 08:00:14 am »
Have any of you worked with the Islamic, Christian, Mormon, Jewish, Sikh or other monotheistic religion's deities since you have become Pagan?

If so, what have been your experiences with them? Were they pleasant or unpleasant? If you did work with them, did you ask about, or discuss, the whole monotheism thing? Did you get a response on that?

If you worked with multiple ones, for example, you've worked with the Islamic, Christian and Sikh ones, have any of them acted differently?

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Re: Have any of you worked with any monotheistic deities as Pagans?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 10:26:45 am »
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Have any of you worked with the Islamic, Christian, Mormon, Jewish, Sikh or other monotheistic religion's deities since you have become Pagan?

 
No.
Why would I? I left the religion I was raised in behind me in a conscious act.
I have no desire to try to connect to the god of it in any way. Especially since we've never had a connection in the first place.
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Re: Have any of you worked with any monotheistic deities as Pagans?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 12:39:32 pm »
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Have any of you worked with the Islamic, Christian, Mormon, Jewish, Sikh or other monotheistic religion's deities since you have become Pagan?

If so, what have been your experiences with them? Were they pleasant or unpleasant? If you did work with them, did you ask about, or discuss, the whole monotheism thing? Did you get a response on that?

If you worked with multiple ones, for example, you've worked with the Islamic, Christian and Sikh ones, have any of them acted differently?


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Re: Have any of you worked with any monotheistic deities as Pagans?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011, 12:51:35 pm »
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Have any of you worked with the Islamic, Christian, Mormon, Jewish, Sikh or other monotheistic religion's deities since you have become Pagan?

If so, what have been your experiences with them? Were they pleasant or unpleasant? If you did work with them, did you ask about, or discuss, the whole monotheism thing? Did you get a response on that?

If you worked with multiple ones, for example, you've worked with the Islamic, Christian and Sikh ones, have any of them acted differently?

 
Well... with Jesus.  Although whether he is a god or not depends on whether you accept Christian teaching so maybe that whole thing is a non-starter.  The terminology doesn't really matter to me anyway.  

I've only skirted around the whole monotheism thing, not addressed it directly, but I know he knows it anyway, but doesn't seem to be angry, more like a briefly disappointed dad if you know what I mean!

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Re: Have any of you worked with any monotheistic deities as Pagans?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 10:18:41 am »
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Have any of you worked with the Islamic, Christian, Mormon, Jewish, Sikh or other monotheistic religion's deities since you have become Pagan?

If so, what have been your experiences with them? Were they pleasant or unpleasant? If you did work with them, did you ask about, or discuss, the whole monotheism thing? Did you get a response on that?

If you worked with multiple ones, for example, you've worked with the Islamic, Christian and Sikh ones, have any of them acted differently?


I still feel a connection to Mary. She is the figure after whom I was named. I have a little altar erected to her. I still live in a Christian house so statues and pictures of Mary are readily available from the past years when I have collected them.
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Re: Have any of you worked with any monotheistic deities as Pagans?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 10:15:56 pm »
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Have any of you worked with the Islamic, Christian, Mormon, Jewish, Sikh or other monotheistic religion's deities since you have become Pagan?

If so, what have been your experiences with them? Were they pleasant or unpleasant? If you did work with them, did you ask about, or discuss, the whole monotheism thing? Did you get a response on that?

If you worked with multiple ones, for example, you've worked with the Islamic, Christian and Sikh ones, have any of them acted differently?

 

I don't really "work with" deities but interestingly enough I feel a connection to Allah. Not in a worshiping sense, but because I stand up for him and his children (followers). I've built wonderful relationships with followers of Islam and many of them have been as beautiful inside as anyone I've ever seen. I think, for that, he does offer me a bit of strength or comfort even when I don't ask for it.

He recognizes that I will never be among his faithful, but something makes me feel that he doesn't care about that nearly as much as people think he does. This is all my own UPG of course.
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Re: Have any of you worked with any monotheistic deities as Pagans?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2011, 06:31:00 pm »
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Have any of you worked with the Islamic, Christian, Mormon, Jewish, Sikh or other monotheistic religion's deities since you have become Pagan?

If so, what have been your experiences with them? Were they pleasant or unpleasant? If you did work with them, did you ask about, or discuss, the whole monotheism thing? Did you get a response on that?

If you worked with multiple ones, for example, you've worked with the Islamic, Christian and Sikh ones, have any of them acted differently?

 
Whenever someone I know from one of those faiths asks for prayers or help, I will do what I can from a magical point of view, but any supplications to deity I make to their gods.... not really sure my gods would give a spit, and I have never had the sense that their gods were offended by my requests. Many Christians believe in the power of multiple pray-ers to augment prayers. I don't mind pitching in my voice if they feel it helps.

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Re: Have any of you worked with any monotheistic deities as Pagans?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2011, 09:33:22 pm »
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Have any of you worked with the Islamic, Christian, Mormon, Jewish, Sikh or other monotheistic religion's deities since you have become Pagan?

If so, what have been your experiences with them? Were they pleasant or unpleasant? If you did work with them, did you ask about, or discuss, the whole monotheism thing? Did you get a response on that?

If you worked with multiple ones, for example, you've worked with the Islamic, Christian and Sikh ones, have any of them acted differently?

 

How about Mithras and other more, monotheistic Pagan deities?

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Re: Have any of you worked with any monotheistic deities as Pagans?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2012, 07:02:39 pm »
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Have any of you worked with the Islamic, Christian, Mormon, Jewish, Sikh or other monotheistic religion's deities since you have become Pagan?

If so, what have been your experiences with them? Were they pleasant or unpleasant? If you did work with them, did you ask about, or discuss, the whole monotheism thing? Did you get a response on that?

If you worked with multiple ones, for example, you've worked with the Islamic, Christian and Sikh ones, have any of them acted differently?

 
I'm rather fascinated by Aten, but it's mostly academic. Does that count?

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Re: Have any of you worked with any monotheistic deities as Pagans?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2012, 05:55:22 pm »
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Have any of you worked with the Islamic, Christian, Mormon, Jewish, Sikh or other monotheistic religion's deities since you have become Pagan?

If so, what have been your experiences with them? Were they pleasant or unpleasant? If you did work with them, did you ask about, or discuss, the whole monotheism thing? Did you get a response on that?

If you worked with multiple ones, for example, you've worked with the Islamic, Christian and Sikh ones, have any of them acted differently?

Actually, it was the Archangels who started me down the path I am on right now, and really I could not have it any other way as they remain as a positive aspect of my life - they have been my spiritual rocks of sorts. Also I had a connection with Mother Mary, as when I was having troubles in my life where everything was restricted, I was able to go a actively worship her in a Catholic Church and I would just talk to her as if a daughter would to a mother - that is what the connection was like.
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Re: Have any of you worked with any monotheistic deities as Pagans?
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 07:01:15 am »
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Have any of you worked with the Islamic, Christian, Mormon, Jewish, Sikh or other monotheistic religion's deities since you have become Pagan?

If so, what have been your experiences with them? Were they pleasant or unpleasant? If you did work with them, did you ask about, or discuss, the whole monotheism thing? Did you get a response on that?

If you worked with multiple ones, for example, you've worked with the Islamic, Christian and Sikh ones, have any of them acted differently?

 
I don't consider Christianity monotheistic. I believe the creator that Jesus speaks of is both masculine and feminine (Father and Holy Spirit). I find that even though I was raised atheist I feel a connection with Christ and I don't feel the idea of a creator interferes with my pagan beliefs.

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