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My name is David, and I'm looking for my path.
« on: January 24, 2013, 04:28:34 pm »
Hello everyone,

                       My name is David, and I'm a 26 year old American who lives in Florida.:)  I have been many religions in the past, but I have not found peace in them.

                       I was a Pagan once before.  I was Asatru (or identified as one at least) for a short period of time.  I had a lot of trouble with the religion over some of the teachings that did seem compassionate enough for me.  I mean no offense to anyone who is a Heathen who reads this.  That was just my personal feeling.

                       I am saying that I'm an Eclectic Pagan, but I'm not satisfied with that, because I don't have any references to read up on.  There is so much information that is considered pagan, and I don't know what to do.

                       This is what I know I believe right now (or want to believe).  That there are gods//goddesses that are kind and loving.  That these gods//goddesses hear//answer prayers and help people who reach out looking for help and are actual individual beings.  That it is not a "do this or else" type of path//religion.  That there is a great respect and or worship of nature.  I believe that I have a spirit and that animals do as well.  I don't think I can be a vegetarian right now however.  I am also looking for a religion//path that focuses more on the gods//goddesses and myths//stories than I am about magic.  I am personally not that concerned with magic, and I am not sure if I believe in it.  I also am not able to practice any path with other people.  I live in my parents house, and I am an online college student.  My parents are Christian, and I am almost sure they would not support me in driving me to Pagan events.  I do not currently have the funds for a car or for any kind of public transportation from where I live.  I am looking for a path//religion as a way of comforting and enriching my life, and not a religion that is about following the rules or get punished.  I also am very open minded about human sexuality.  Also, I do not drink alcohol under any circumstances based on past substance abuse issues.

            I really appreciate any suggestions about paths based on what I have written or just in general.  Thank you everybody.

David

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Re: My name is David, and I'm looking for my path.
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 04:55:40 pm »
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Hello everyone,

                       My name is David, and I'm a 26 year old American who lives in Florida.:)  I have been many religions in the past, but I have not found peace in them.

                       I was a Pagan once before.  I was Asatru (or identified as one at least) for a short period of time.  I had a lot of trouble with the religion over some of the teachings that did seem compassionate enough for me.  I mean no offense to anyone who is a Heathen who reads this.  That was just my personal feeling.

                       I am saying that I'm an Eclectic Pagan, but I'm not satisfied with that, because I don't have any references to read up on.  There is so much information that is considered pagan, and I don't know what to do.

                       This is what I know I believe right now (or want to believe).  That there are gods//goddesses that are kind and loving.  That these gods//goddesses hear//answer prayers and help people who reach out looking for help and are actual individual beings.  That it is not a "do this or else" type of path//religion.  That there is a great respect and or worship of nature.  I believe that I have a spirit and that animals do as well.  I don't think I can be a vegetarian right now however.  I am also looking for a religion//path that focuses more on the gods//goddesses and myths//stories than I am about magic.  I am personally not that concerned with magic, and I am not sure if I believe in it.  I also am not able to practice any path with other people.  I live in my parents house, and I am an online college student.  My parents are Christian, and I am almost sure they would not support me in driving me to Pagan events.  I do not currently have the funds for a car or for any kind of public transportation from where I live.  I am looking for a path//religion as a way of comforting and enriching my life, and not a religion that is about following the rules or get punished.  I also am very open minded about human sexuality.  Also, I do not drink alcohol under any circumstances based on past substance abuse issues.

            I really appreciate any suggestions about paths based on what I have written or just in general.  Thank you everybody.

David

 
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Re: My name is David, and I'm looking for my path.
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 05:00:08 pm »
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Welcome.


Thanks Laveth.  I am thinking I maybe should post part of my introduction the beginners part of this site.  I think I'm going to go ahead and do that.

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 05:03:29 pm »
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Thanks Laveth.  I am thinking I maybe should post part of my introduction the beginners part of this site.  I think I'm going to go ahead and do that.

 
Personally, I think maybe you're thinking too hard about what "path" best describes your lifestyle and opinions. I would just read through the forums, the beginners area, the SIG threads, and see what clicks for you and what doesn't. Nobody here is going to be able to tell you exactly where to go to find the exact right answer for you. :)

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Re: My name is David, and I'm looking for my path.
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 05:13:58 pm »
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Hello everyone,

                       My name is David, and I'm a 26 year old American who lives in Florida.:)  I have been many religions in the past, but I have not found peace in them.

                       I was a Pagan once before.  I was Asatru (or identified as one at least) for a short period of time.  I had a lot of trouble with the religion over some of the teachings that did seem compassionate enough for me.  I mean no offense to anyone who is a Heathen who reads this.  That was just my personal feeling.

                       I am saying that I'm an Eclectic Pagan, but I'm not satisfied with that, because I don't have any references to read up on.  There is so much information that is considered pagan, and I don't know what to do.

                       This is what I know I believe right now (or want to believe).  That there are gods//goddesses that are kind and loving.  That these gods//goddesses hear//answer prayers and help people who reach out looking for help and are actual individual beings.  That it is not a "do this or else" type of path//religion.  That there is a great respect and or worship of nature.  I believe that I have a spirit and that animals do as well.  I don't think I can be a vegetarian right now however.  I am also looking for a religion//path that focuses more on the gods//goddesses and myths//stories than I am about magic.  I am personally not that concerned with magic, and I am not sure if I believe in it.  

David

 
Hello and welcome David:) just take your time and enjoy the journey.

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Re: My name is David, and I'm looking for my path.
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 07:17:48 pm »
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Personally, I think maybe you're thinking too hard about what "path" best describes your lifestyle and opinions. I would just read through the forums, the beginners area, the SIG threads, and see what clicks for you and what doesn't. Nobody here is going to be able to tell you exactly where to go to find the exact right answer for you. :)

Welcome, David. I think the above is excellent advice. There is nothing wrong with being a "seeker". Rushing through finding out what you really believe and what calls you is counter-productive in the long run.
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