In high school, I researched many religions, but none of them seemed to click, so I began to call myself an Agnostic. I said that there could be something, but until there was tangible proof of a God, then I would remain an unbeliever. I was firmly rooted in logic and science, because everything could be proven. My mother always said that as long as I had some sort of spirituality, she would be happy. When I told people this, I would always laugh and say "Oops!" because I did not.
Today I am still rooted in logic and science, but I think there is something behind the scenes, working the set changes, keeping the props in order for us, the actors.
My ex girlfriend is a hardcore Atheist, it was something we bonded over when we first met. Over time, I started to become more open to the fact that there could be a higher power. I don't know exactly what happened, but suddenly I started to see things in a different light. Magic surrounded me, karma was working, and the stars were aligning. I was moved to start looking into Wicca and other forms of Paganism.
I excitedly told my girlfriend everything, finally happy that things were making sense. She looked me straight in the eye and said, "Don't." She spoke to me as if she were speaking to a dog that had just been naughty. She commanded me to not research something that I was very clearly passionate about. I told her that she wasn't going to stop me, so she smiled and said in the most condescending tone, "I hope you don't mind if I laugh at you." I was insulted and couldn't believe that someone who claimed to love me would say these things. How dare she judge me for something I believe in. This lion cannot be caged by closed minded garbage.
I never judge people based on their religion (or lack thereof), I judge people based on how they treat others. What religion is is suggestions on how to be a good person. They all have the same foundation: Don't be an asshole and do what makes you happy. That's all. As long as you do that, you're on the right path. Do whatever makes sense in your head and don't worry what others think.
All spiritual roads lead to the same place.
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