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  • Some Christians And Their View Of Pagans - Thats It!!!

    WARNING: If you would not like to read an open rant and opinion, I suggest reading elsewhere. Oh, and sorry for some cursing. If I get kicked out of the community for it, then so be it. But I've got a good reason.

    Thank You.



    This drama about Christians judging pagans has driven me up the wall.

    I go to a private, christian school. Today in, what do you know, BIBLE, the teacher asked out loud "Do any of you follow a seperate religion?"

    Being the open minded thirteen year old girl that I am, I raised my hand. "Yes, Elizabeth? What religions do you follow?" "Paganism." And, naturally, people turned and held scowled/confused looks on their faces. Then the teacher has an upset face. "Elizabeth - Paganism?" "Yeah..." "And why Paganism?" "I don't feel like explaining my religion in the classroom. Its innapropriate, and its not your place anyway. All I can say is that I study Paganism, and I'm not afraid to say it either."

    She didn't say anything, but then pulled me by the arm after class when everyone went to lunch. "I think you need a new lesson on religion. Come with me."

    That damn woman PULLED ME BY THE ARM in her class, sat me down, and gave me a whole lecture on how Paganism is wrong and I shouldn't be participating in it and to follow Chrisitianity because there is only one true God and blah blah blah.

    "Well, you know what? I'm following Paganism, whether you like it or not. Its my life, not yours. Your not my mamma, so don't be telling me what religion to follow and crap. Get your nose out of my business, and if you DON'T, expect some serious trouble comming your way." "No...I think your mistaken. The trouble is comming YOUR way..."

    And she wrote me up. I've got detention and some bad notes written on my permanent record.

    Damn this shit. I'm tired of it.

  • #2
    she'll probably call your parents and stuff.... ^^;;;

    i could never be so bold.... >_> i mean... <_< in a Christian school.... say aloud that you study Paganism..... ^^;; <- coward

    but i know what you mean, being tired of it..... i'm too lazy to rant about it now, though....
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    購う傷の深さが、この想いを支えるような気がして
    今は優しさよりも痛さで、凍りついた君の心を溶かしたい
    逃れることのできない、影のようにいつも近くにいるから
    君の落とした涙の粒が、指を飾る宝石キラキラと
    ~ "Houseki" by Yuki Kajiura & Marina Inoue

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    • #3
      While it was wrong of her to try and convert you, you probably didn't get written up for being pagan, but for being rude to a teacher.

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      • #4
        No, I saw what she wrote: "Unwillingness to participate in Bible, while failing to par-take in Christian epics. Talking back with unessecary judgement." Yes, it WAS wrong for me to talk back to her. But what was I supposed to do? Just sit there while she tells me what to do with my religion and my life and how to follow a path she wants me to walk?

        I had to say something...

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        • #5
          Ummmmm, I honestly want to know, in *your* mind as you were rasing your hand, as someone who goes to a *Christian* school, what did you expect her to do?
          Last edited by Chibi-Fallon; January 23rd, 2004, 09:33 PM.


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          • #6
            Ugh...you probably shouldn't have gotten detention for it, but...in a Christian school, did you really expect her to say, "Oh, that's nice, Elizabeth, why don't you tell us about paganism?" (Elizabeth is a beautiful name, by the way. :D)
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            • #7
              ...Because I'm not afraid to say what I truelly am. A pagan. Besides, you would think that some Chrisitians wouldn't get on your ass about it so much. I thought they were "understanding, accepting, loyal, friendly" ...

              I don't even think its her place to ask such a question. >.o

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              • #8
                Oh, and thank you for the comment about my name.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by moonhaze
                  ...Because I'm not afraid to say what I truelly am. A pagan. Besides, you would think that some Chrisitians wouldn't get on your ass about it so much. I thought they were "understanding, accepting, loyal, friendly" ...

                  I don't even think its her place to ask such a question. >.o
                  Yes, but there’s not being afraid and just keeping your mouth shut to avoid detention.
                  You go to a non-public school. They can give you detention for whatever they want.
                  If you really wanna be free to run around and tell everyone you're Pagan go to a public school.
                  I could go around telling all my teachers I smoke because I'm not afraid of them and I can no longer get a ticket for it. But I don't because that would be dumb.


                  Yes! Ah, yes is a word with a glorious ring! A true universal utopious thing! Engenders embracing and chasing of blues, the very best word for the whole world to use!
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                  • #10
                    Yeah. I'm realizing I shouldn't of said anything. I'm realizing I shouldn't of stood up in what I believed in inside a Christian school for thinking they had better respect. Oh well. I'm only human, after all. -.-; *shrugs*

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                    • #11
                      And no, I don't run around in circles like an idiot saying "I'm Pagan I'm Pagan!!! Guess what? I'm PAGAN!" Too bad it slipped from my mouth in class, though. No one knew at the time besides two close friends and my Mom. Now my teacher and class know. Who cares. I'm Pagan. Big whoop dee doo.

                      I have better sense than to scream it to the neighborhood, Chibi.

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                      • #12
                        hmmm maybe u said it because..... well..... >_> why I might have done it is because, well...... i get fedup with people assuming i'm christian all the time, or having to sit in a room with people who openly bash homosexuality (among other things like religion), or someone asking me something like "where do you go to church" because if i answer that with an "i dont" then there'll be the "why?" and i know i might be tempted to actually tell them why instead of just doing something like shrugging and saying "because i dont.".

                        ^^;; sometimes i just dont feel like lying or being [seemingly] nonchalant about it... ^^;; and after i've taken so much of it there might be this 'out of the blue' outburst of 'i'm not christian....!'

                        <_< like umm.... >_>; when i finally told my mom (who's a reverend/minister, meaning she's a really REALLY strong, die-hard christian) that after 18yrs-- it was seemingly out of the blue, but really it wasn't for me because it had been pinned up for so long.... ^^;; i'll shut up now. >_> that's just me....
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                        購う傷の深さが、この想いを支えるような気がして
                        今は優しさよりも痛さで、凍りついた君の心を溶かしたい
                        逃れることのできない、影のようにいつも近くにいるから
                        君の落とした涙の粒が、指を飾る宝石キラキラと
                        ~ "Houseki" by Yuki Kajiura & Marina Inoue

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                        • #13
                          Actually the only thing better then that is when you talk to “liberals” who are to arrogant to see past the end of their own nose when you nonchalantly start referring to gays as “we” as opposed to “they”. Although this can be turned into a rather amusing game.
                          I've never really been asked the "why don't you go to church?" question. But I have purple hair. So they generally have different things to question me on.


                          Yes! Ah, yes is a word with a glorious ring! A true universal utopious thing! Engenders embracing and chasing of blues, the very best word for the whole world to use!
                          - Yellow Submarine (1968)



                          Flying Caddywompus Productions

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                          • #14
                            Pure curiosity:

                            Why do you go to a Christian school, especially when you get so indignant when they do what Christian schools do?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Marchosias
                              Pure curiosity:

                              Why do you go to a Christian school, especially when you get so indignant when they do what Christian schools do?
                              That is a very good question. I don't like going to football games. That would be like me going to the stadium and standing up and saying, "okay you guys, can we watch something else? I'm sick of you people expecting me to watch this football! Get those players off the field and let's watch some interpretive dance! Okay?!"

                              You can't go to a pet store and bring home a pit bull and then cry because it's not a kitten. That's just silly.
                              Last edited by Desdemona; February 24th, 2004, 01:06 AM.
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