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So, I revealed to my mother that I was pagan now, not just pagan but polytheistic pagan (to be fair a good portion of pagan religions are polytheistic, but whatev). As one can imagine she wasn’t happy about it, but to her credit she didn’t explode in rage or anything. She’s most upset about the polytheism involved in Kemeticism, if you read my first post to the blog then you know all this, but she’s not happy. Now, it’s not unusual for me to receive Christian chain mails from my family considering I was one up until a month ago (well, in the sense I grew up in the church. I was never baptized so technically I was never Christian), but the particular one my mother sent me was a bit annoying. And she also sent me a link to a website because she really has a strong problem with polytheism. I would venture that the polytheism is the number one thing she doesn’t like about my changing religions (and that I’ve “never given Christianity a chance”).
The chain mail started off with these lines:
“If you’re spiritually alive, you’re going to love this!
If you’re spiritually dead, you won’t want to read it.
If you’re spiritually curious, there is still hope!
Why Go To Church?”
You see why that would annoy me yes? And the link she sent me: http://www.bahai.org/ This is a website about a spiritual path I’ve never heard of and can’t pronounce and that is monotheistic and basically worships the Abrahamic God. She texted me later asking if I saw the site (I had read it out of respect) and saying she sent it to me because she knows I’m still searching. I’m not and never said I was, and I told her that I wasn’t still searching, but that I appreciated it. I haven’t heard from her since. Perhaps she just got distracted, I am spending time with her tomorrow so perhaps I’ll find out then. Hopefully she won’t keep sending me links, I think I’d prefer what the mother of a fellow poster on http://www.ecauldron.com does, sends him crosses in a box. If anything I’d probably hang them up somewhere. Really, I’m truly curious how she finds this shit, she sends me a lot of links (not religion related) and I often wonder how she finds the time and how she gets the idea to look up some of the things she sends me info about.
I’m hoping this doesn’t because a non-discussable topic between us. I actually really like discussing theology in general, and quite frankly I want my practice to not scare her like I’m making sacrifices or anything. The problem here is ignorance and a desire to hold on to fear and singular view of rightness. She’s trying really hard not to be judgmental and get all emotional over leaving the One True God again, but I imagine this is not gonna be an easy thing to settle.
I had something I wanted to say about Aubs Tea’s post on her blog about isfet, but I can’t remember now, so it’s moot I guess.