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    Christian converting to paganism. Mentor wanted

    I was raised in a baptist family. My aunt and uncle run one of the biggest churches in my city. I've tried my whole life to be a good Christian. I've read the bible, been baptised twice; but I just don't feel it in my heart. I have felt that paganism is my true path for many years but of course I had to deal with the overwhelming guilt and feeling that I'm doing something wrong. Now I am finally free of those fears and I am ready to begin my journey, but I need some help. I came here in hopes that someone will take me under their wing so to speak and teach me what I need to learn. There is no physical person that can help me here in Florida's version of the bible belt, and every online "guide" that I've tried isn't what I'm looking for. So please, I ask that an experienced pagan would help me on my path. Or perhaps someone with a similar situation, so that we can maybe help each other advance in our spiritual paths.

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    Re: Christian converting to paganism. Mentor wanted

    This forum will be your best mentor for now, until you find your path. Welcome by the way!
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    Re: Christian converting to paganism. Mentor wanted

    Hi Blayze. I didn't have a mentor either when I first started. I agree with Doc_Holliday. My recommendation is to read about different paths of paganism in the web, so you can determine your beliefs. Paganism is the common name of many belief systems. You will find lots of information here. Also, many people here will help you, whether it's through private messages (PMs), or threads.

    It will be easier to help, if you tell a little about your views on the world and universe, for each branch of paganism is special and has its own principles and basics.
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    Welcome. And don't be afraid, because, and I hate to use a Christian saying on a Pagan forum, but as Jesus said, "You can judge based on the fruits of their spirit". Just learn about different religions, and different deities, and see which ones you're interested in, and try communicating with some of them. Eventually, you should get an answer, whether that be a voice, a dream, vision, or a sign. Remember, all deities lead to the divine, for all are divine.

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    Re: Christian converting to paganism. Mentor wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by jcaternolo View Post
    and I hate to use a Christian saying on a Pagan forum
    I'll try not to take that as an offense to christians. But you will find most if not all of the people on this forum have a respect/don't dislike Christians. One of this communities more respected members, Malflick is a christian. So please, don't be afraid to use christian sayings.
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    Re: Christian converting to paganism. Mentor wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc_Holliday View Post
    I'll try not to take that as an offense to christians. But you will find most if not all of the people on this forum have a respect/don't dislike Christians. One of this communities more respected members, Malflick is a christian. So please, don't be afraid to use christian sayings.
    Sorry, didn't mean it like that. I just figured that since a lot of us left Christianity, the community didn't really care much for Christian sayings. And I am a Christian (just Gnostic), so I didn't mean any offense.

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    Re: Christian converting to paganism. Mentor wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by jcaternolo View Post
    Sorry, didn't mean it like that. I just figured that since a lot of us left Christianity, the community didn't really care much for Christian sayings. And I am a Christian (just Gnostic), so I didn't mean any offense.
    We are a multi faith forum with a pagan focus. There's a reason we have an Abrahamic religion section. All faiths and paths are welcome here as friends and for discussion. Many of the people of this forum incorporate philosophies from many faiths.

    As for the op, welcome first and foremost. We had many former Christians here and changing your faith many times over the course of your life is not unusual. There's many resources related to paganism here as well as members knowledgable about most faiths, deities, and many other details associated with religion and practices. Look through the boards, maybe post a thread or two asking about specific things you've found interesting or want to know about. We're more than happy to help. Welcome to our family. I'm sure you'll find something to help you.
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    Re: Christian converting to paganism. Mentor wanted

    I know, I have. It's really confusing when you feel drawn to a path and then something happens and another path opens up.

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    Re: Christian converting to paganism. Mentor wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by blayze View Post
    I was raised in a baptist family. My aunt and uncle run one of the biggest churches in my city. I've tried my whole life to be a good Christian. I've read the bible, been baptised twice; but I just don't feel it in my heart. I have felt that paganism is my true path for many years but of course I had to deal with the overwhelming guilt and feeling that I'm doing something wrong. Now I am finally free of those fears and I am ready to begin my journey, but I need some help. I came here in hopes that someone will take me under their wing so to speak and teach me what I need to learn. There is no physical person that can help me here in Florida's version of the bible belt, and every online "guide" that I've tried isn't what I'm looking for. So please, I ask that an experienced pagan would help me on my path. Or perhaps someone with a similar situation, so that we can maybe help each other advance in our spiritual paths.
    Before anyone can teach you, you must first know what you can speak. What path is it that you feel is graven upon your soul? If you're looking for advice over the web any one of us could offer it, but it would be better to read a book before hand or find someone who you may meet with in person. I am an ordained minister so I consider it my duty to advise whoever asks, but there are others who have been with the old ways longer who likely know better than I. However, any advice I or anyone else could give you will be less effective if you do not have an idea of what it is that speaks to your soul.

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    Re: Christian converting to paganism. Mentor wanted

    Welcome to the forums! And good luck on your journey! We welcome all kinds here, me included ^_^. I hope this place helps you find what you're looking for.

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