Friday, February 26, 2010

Who would you worship?

What if tomorrow, there was proof there really is more then one God.

What would you do?  Do you have to pick one?  Do you have to worship them all?  What if each one had different worshiping needs or rules?  Much like it is now, I'm sure there would be people everywhere trying to get you to choose their God/Goddess(es).

In the last few days I've been visited by both people from the LDS church, and people from the Jehovah's Witnesses.  Both with very different views of what I should be doing with my beliefs, my worship, and my time.  There are many other groups out there, that all technically worship the same God, the one found in the bible. They all want something a little different though.  Some of them worship on Saturday, some Sunday. The rules they want me to follow are sometimes similar, and sometimes very different. Most of them say if you don't pick theirs then you've picked wrong and you're going to hell, so you'd better pick carefully.

Or how about some aliens land on our planet, and while getting to know them, they show us their own scriptures, and they worship someone completely different.  Their elder's are capable of performing miracles like have been read about from the bible.  Yet they call "God" by some name foreign to us.  Or imagine the uproar if they had the name of some ancient Egyptian, Greek, or Roman god(es).  Would you join them (they did perform miracles), or would you shun them, since they don't follow your god, and all other gods have been deemed "wrong".

I spend a lot of time thinking about this, as I try and find my own path now.  Who do I follow? What do I call him/her/them? How do I worship, if I chose to at all?

As always, you're thoughts, feelings, and comments are welcome and wanted.

RS

Saturday, February 13, 2010

An it harm none...

The Wiccan Rede is a statement that provides the key moral system in Wicca, and other related witchcraft-based faiths. The most common form of the Rede is An it harm none, do what ye will.

But what does this mean exactly?  Is intention enough to qualify, or do results matter?  Like I was talking to my friend the other day, if I wish (i.e. pray, cast a spell, chant, whatever) money.  So...lets say a couple weeks later, I get a nice windfall.  However the windfall was a result of life insurance, my dad died.  So I didn't intend to harm anyone, yet someone was harmed.  Or is it all just a big cosmic coincidence?


So I don't know, what do you guys think?


RS

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A step forward

My sister knows now.

We were talking the other day, and she was telling me (via chat) about some movie she was buying at Amazon, and I said, you can buy me a book there!  So she asked me what I wanted, and after a few minutes told her the one I'd been waiting to get (Natural Witchery).  She said, "Are you going Wiccan?".  We talked for a few minutes about that I didn't really know where I was going, just in a more magical direction, and sent her to my blog.  So that was pretty positive.  :)

I still don't think my dad could handle it very well, but one thing at a time, right?

Monday, February 1, 2010

The struggle that is life.

Its been hard to write when life mostly just sucks.  Still no luck on the job front.  I did get an extension on my unemployment, which is good.  But its really not that much money, and we're barely getting by.  It has been pretty depressing.  I've always been a fairly upbeat person, and a hopeful optimist while still being a sarcastic cynic.  So dealing with being depressed while also being quite broke is difficult.  Its hard to find energy, or enthusiasm for writing, or even for pursuing magic.

My last friend in my physical location (Wyoming) also recently moved away.  He's really only a few hours away, but without a reliable car, and without the money to travel, we don't see each other.  And even then, its not the same, I can't call anyone now to go see a movie with me, or just grab a cheap hamburger.  So that has added to the depression, and it doesn't seem like anything worth writing about, and doesn't really fit into what my blog is about.  I'm trying to pull myself out of this funk, but it is something that's very hard to do by myself.