Now terrahurts wants to know do any of you guys have to hide your faith from family members or are scared by peer pressure, for example one of your mates is deeply religious or have friends that don't believe in magick?
Why does terrahurts refer to terrahurts in the third person?
But yes, most my family doesn't know about my spiritual practices or experience, though I do openly share and discuss my beliefs and all if they talk about it, though we mostly talk about christianity, comes with being in a catholic family.
Nobody knows about my faith, besides my Best Friend :D
Now on peer pressure, i surround myself with people who are not overly religious. They tend to have more fun. I once felt peer pressured to smoke, and i did. I try not to anymore, but hey it's an addiction :L (yes i am aware of my young age)
Re: Under pressure!
By: NimirRaj / Beginner Sep 11, 2011
Post # 6
I'm not outgoing so peer pressure in relation to friends isn't much of an issue, but all of my family, friends, neighbors, etc...are Christians and are against what they perceive as pagan ways. I am personally a Christian and practice magick as well, but it's still against the general principles/faith of everyone around me.
ive never had to hide my beliefs from my mother because she is the same way,and my father is open to what i believe. But my step-mom and step-dad are very different people they dont believe in magic and they told me when i was younger that there was no such thing as magic but as we all know there sure is. I just got past what negative people were saying. as for friends (peer pressure) only my close friends whom i trust knows about my religion.
My mom doesn't claim as a specific denomination. We both have theories and our own philosophies about what we think is possible or could have happened. Though, one time, I did meet up with a friend is quite the devout Christian and we traded information as to what we both believe, what we feel and were completely open-minded about things.
You shouldn't have to be afraid to express your beliefs. Just do NOT push them on someone else. And, you also have to keep in mind that not everyone believes in the same things that you do. So, if they aren't comfortable discussing it (sad to say some people are not open-minded) then go and talk about it with different people whom of which you know are more excepting.