This is a repost from another thread;
I am Catholic and do believe in the Wiccan religon. I believe that there is much good in most religons to help a person on their quest to find their faith. Is it worng to believe that you should not shed blood or inflict arm on another person? The Wiccan religon says just that. They are very friendly and easy going people (most of them). One thing I really like is how they do not “RECRUIT” people. That is something I see in alot of other religons. I even see it in the Catholic faith. I hear about people praying to bring their friends over to the Catholic faith from the Wiccan religon or some other religon. To me it’s just as bad to pray for someone to change their religon as it is to pray for a winning lottery ticket. Why not lay some knowledge on them and let them make their own descision? Why put it on GOD to change them? Isn’t that selfish? I’m not saying all Catholics “RECRUIT” people but I am seeing it more and more. To me, a persons religon is a very special thing. A thing you are not born into but must find on your own within yourself. Couldn’t it be that all “GOD LOVING” religons are just a little off abit? There are very similar things in most religons that tie together. The love of a god or gods (male & female, Jesus & Mary, etc.), the belief in some kind of after life, the worship of a cross or other item, etc. What if that the Catholic religon and Wiccan religon and all other religons are all based someway on the same thing? I mean can you honestly rule out other possibilities?
I do believe there is a higher power, i do not agree with bits and pieces of certain religons but make my own assumtion through my own quest for my faith. What if the BIBLE and CROSS are not something to worship but are actually a teaching aid to help us find GOD or that higher power within ones self? You pray from home don’t you? Not just at church. What if church is just the gateway to help you see the power of prayer, prayer that can be done anywhere. I don’t need to ask my cross if i’m doing the right thing, I know if i’m doing the right thing butmy cross helped me get to that point. I don’t need to worship the bible, I have read it and it has TAUGHT me what I need. Don’t forget, the bible is WRITTEN, so doesn’t that mean that when it was written, it was written from someones point of view? Not everyones point of view but one persons.