"Thanks Tom that was interesting, I think generally water was been seen to have the power of purification/rebirth in the ancient world.
The Egyptians baptised their dead, their Pharaohs and their newborns, personally I think this practice, which was…"
"@hilde, Celtic beliefs, from my readings, associated water with the underworld and the dwelling place of the dead. Submersion in water and resurfacing would be analogous to being reborn.
Wells were considered holy sites because of the access to…"
"Well then, here I am ready to reciprocate and build bridges. I, and other curious 'Christo-Pagan' people like me, come here to learn from the wonderful and knowledgeable (and the positive) people on this forum. Some of us fully convert to…"
"@sarah, why would you apologize? You did not cause a negative discussion. I am a very vocal speaker against Christian bashing under most circumstances but when most people talk about how great Jesus was there's a lot of residual "he died…"
"I like your optimism but historically the monotheistic religions don't have a good track record in terms of inclusiveness and tolerance. Not saying we should recipricate, i dont believe that at all, but I am saying be careful around folk who…"
"Boy, this subject can go nuclear fast! For myself, I'll be more amenable to bridge building when and if it's reciprocated. It's very painful and it may be beyond the scope of this discussion, which is about the poor guy…"
"Oh boy, I really didn't mean to cause a negetive disscussion. The whole idea was to encourage my fellow pagan family to be open to the rest of the worlds need for a religious practice that openly condems us. By leading by example we show others…"
"@John, alright brother. We can let it drop. I suggest next time you're not looking for a fight don't put up posts complaining about "some people's" opinions.
As far as "because of my Christian upbringing",…"
"Tom, relax... Too much negativity, man... Whatever grudge or resentment you are holding onto because of your Christian upbringing... Let it go already, dude... I'm not looking for a fight... People who fight end up eternally punished in hell."
"I guess I may have gone a little off topic. If you want a nice chat about Jesus there's Loy's of Christian boards around though so though whole thread is really off topic anyway. . My point was, what was so special about Jesus other than a…"
I love to read lots of authors and we have an extensive library. I loved Silver Raven Wolf and StarHawk. I have a little bit of everyone in the library. Ive never gotten involved in the political issues that for around some authors.
Stand by Me, The Black Stallion, Avatar, Lord of the rings, Harry Potter Martian. I like all kinds really