coexist ?

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Registered: 05-13-2010
coexist ?
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Thu, 05-13-2010 - 10:14am
hi new to the board , but been lurking for a long time . the sign and etc. coexist , what does it mean to you ? been looking on web it means alot of different things to people . to me it means to coexist with other people with diffent beliefs, race, or what ever just wondering what it means to other pagans , thanks have a good day
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Registered: 11-03-2008
In reply to: scwolf
Thu, 05-13-2010 - 7:24pm
Hello and welcome to the board! As a Pagan and as a human being, to me, to coexist means to live with other people and allow them to be who and what they are, to accept their race, religion, sexual preference, age, language, background, etc. It means not to separate people because they are different in some way and to simply accept them as other people. It is not to see them as Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Pagan or male or female or black or white or straight or gay or whatever. But to simply see them and accept them as fellow human beings.
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Registered: 05-13-2010
In reply to: scwolf
Sat, 05-15-2010 - 6:01am
that's the same way i feel about the meaning . i have been searching a long time to find something to believe in and pagan ways is the closes thing i can find . i was raised church of christ , but never believed in there way even when i was younger . hadn't been to church in f years . don't believe in it now . i find pagan is alot more me thanks for posting . hope to learn more on the board .
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Registered: 11-03-2008
In reply to: scwolf
Sun, 05-16-2010 - 2:27pm
I was raised agnostic with no religious training (though my Catholic mother had me and my brother baptized in the Catholic Church). It felt odd growing up surrounded by people who went to church every Sunday when my family didn't. When I began my own spiritual search in my late teens Paganism was the path that called to me. Once I declared myself to be a Pagan it felt like I had come home. It was difficult back then because there was no Internet, no networking among Pagans and we had only a few books and even less magazines to find any information about it. And Wicca and Witchcraft were the only paths really discussed in the books, so finding info about any other paths was just about impossible. It's much easier these days to find info and other Pagans, particularly for those of us who live in the South. I can't go anywhere in public---the library, the grocery store, the hair salon, the post office---without hearing at least one person mention church or god or Sunday school. It's automatically assumed that you are a Christian. I still basically live in the broom closet, but it makes life easier that way.
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Registered: 05-13-2010
In reply to: scwolf
Mon, 05-17-2010 - 9:11am
i know what you mean , everyone assumes everyone goes to church and is a christian. if that what a person wants then go for it , but not everyone feels that way . my own family members know i don't go to church but know nothing of what i belive in . they r so close minded . i have some pagan friends but all my family thinks of withcraft when it is mentioned , they don't want to learn about it so oh well i will keep believing the way i do and keep it to myself . have a good day .
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Registered: 12-27-1999
In reply to: scwolf
Wed, 05-19-2010 - 6:37pm
It means that we all have to live in the word together and we should learn to accept others as they are without trying to change them.

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