Identify Your Theology:
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What were the beliefs you grew up with that were given to you by family, teachers or the church you attended? Were there any differences, during your childhood, between what you were told, and what you experienced or decided to believe?
"I was born into this devout Roman Catholic Church but never took to the religion. While this was a source of contention with the family, I've always known that I had to be who I am, an authentic person, no one else. I believe that the family eventually understood this on some level....We all get along famously now." Reni in Jesus through Pagan Eyes
"Just how is Everywoman’s life created? How much of my life did I allow to be painted into existence by church, culture, and male attitudes? Down deep, was my life as woman self-conceived and self-created as an original and unfolding work from my own hands, or was it contrived according to hidden blueprints?" ~Sue Monk Kidd, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter
"I think what struck me most from a very early age, was how broad and wide the field of this religion was. How much it wasn’t based in solid hard lines and very set, easily memorizable concepts, but faith and a hunger for more. More love, more magic, more community, more learning, more movement, more song, more crafts, more interactiveness, more shadow, more deep work, more pain, more healing, more action. But many those I know from being an adult. From spending time trying to pick it apart. The one thing I know best from my childhood in a Pagan community, is the one that is the hardest to teach to anyone else, because it is so rare in the rest of the world – and that is ultimately Supportive Authenticity. Which are fancy words, aren’t they? When I was little I knew it only as the freedom to be myself." ~Amanda Tillman
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