The Hope of Moe.
What is my hope though I am not Christian?
First off I am Pagan, more specifically Wiccan, and some Christians
talk to online assume I hate God. Actually I do believe in God in
of the Lord and Lady. I do dislike the intolerance and ignorance
disguised as following the "Word", but I don't limit God
to one religion
or creed. To me God can appear to a Christian as Jesus or Mary (
Catholic) and to me as the Goddess. These are simply ways we humans
to relate to the Deity. I look at the incredible variety of life
here and think the Creator of that life probably doesn't mind what
call It, just what we do to each other.
Christians of a certain type assume that unless one is saved, one
damned to hell for all eternity. They literally do not comprehend
non-Christians can have hope and love and all the benefits they
belong only to the " saved". I have hope that the Deity
is not as narrow
as they teach, and that the sadism of hell is fiction.
In the myth of Pandora's box, the only spirit left inside and therefore
in human control is hope. All humans have hope in some form or another.
I hope that while I live I can help someone ease their pains and
on the optimism path. I hope that someday, maybe not in my lifetime,
someday, people would cease hating others for believing differently
themselves. I hope that people can see the good in each other, not
bad for whatever reason. I hope that there will always be a spring
the birds come and the tree frogs celebrate in peeping glee. I hope
people will choose to show compassion, kindness and all the other
that are extolled in sacred texts but rarely taken to heart and
But what about ME, about after I die? What then about my soul?
the Bible the only one to judge my soul is God, not humans. I do
believe that a merciful deity would have hell in the first place,
less the endless one described by certain faiths. Many Wiccans believe
the afterlife is a rest stop between incarnations. No one knows
even if there is an afterlife. We all believe what someone has taught
or what we have read by people we trust. But there is one certainty,
all will find out if there is an afterlife sooner or later. The
Christian argument then goes to say isn't it better to be safely
as a Christian than wrong as an unsaved person? I tell them I will
my chances and be true to myself rather than be in a religion through
fear that also upholds things I believe strongly are wrong.
In dealing with Christians on this I try to point out that their
in His last sermon, His last teachings ot His followers ( the Sermon
the Mount), he was talking about compassion, about love, not about
memorizing scripture and upholding the doctrine. He must have though
that was important to remember.
I chose not to be a Christian because, simply put, I do not believe
some of the things they believe is unquestionably true. I think
a Christian of the "saved" type, I would have to kill
parts of myself to
conform, warp my concept of right and wrong and live in constant
that I would be attacked by "satan".
Moe ( Fvrnite on Yahoo)