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Forums -> Other Paths -> Christo-Paganism

By: / Beginner
Post # 1
Hi all,

I will say here and now that this isn't a debate on Christian-Paganism. Through interpretation of various signs, I have gotten the impression that it is time for me to at least look at Christianity (whilst retaining my pagan spirituality) in order to grow my own beliefs in whatever way is intended by this.

This is simply a polite and respectful request for some sharing of knowledge. I wasn't raised Christian, so I have a very basic knowledge of the religion even living in the UK. I have been doing my own research, but unsurprisingly the specific "Christo-Paganism" searches are less than fruitful (I have been researching into just Christian beliefs, too, but as someone who is new to it all it is a little confusing to me).

I know Christianity can be a touchy topic, and I respect this and people's wishes to keep their personal beliefs private, so I do not expect anyone to share something they may be uncomfortable with sharing. But if any Christian-Pagans are around on SoM, or if you have a good working knowledge of Christianity other than orthodox Christianity (am I getting that right?) then I would be grateful for the shared information.

Again, I'm keeping up my own research and have developed one or two thoughts, but I was curious about the subject from "inside" perspectives. Sorry if this is worded oddly - my phone has a fun way of glitching on me, but I will check over this again and apologize for any typos or inadvertent implications/generalisations/ mistakes etc. when I've had more sleep.
Thanks for any and all replies made.

Blessed Be :)
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Re: Christo-Paganism
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 2
I would suggest reading the Bible or finding some books on the Bible written for children (faster read and boiled down to the main points). There are also a dozen or more movies based on the bible and bible stories.
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Re: Christo-Paganism
By: / Novice
Post # 3

Don't leave out talking to group leaders about their religion either, community is apart of religion, a huge one. You can visit the church once or twice, sit through a sermon, all that jazz.

And I understand, there's nothing wrong with just researching a topic out of interest.

You could also read other books on Christian Theology and Mysticism. I really love St. Teresa of Avila's works.

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Re: Christo-Paganism
Post # 4

Talking with other Christian followers would probably be very helpful to you, although again, you would have to be sensitive to their beliefs as many are not the most accepting or open to paganism and such. As well, attending perhaps church or some other religous event which you think would beneift you would also be a good idea. And, as was suggested above, reading about Christianity in the bible and its multitude of books on the subject and religion will undoubtdly be useful.

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Re: Christo-Paganism
By: / Beginner
Post # 5
Thanks all, I've been reading through the Bible and will be seeking out opportunities to talk to Christians/attend Church at some point to look into all of this a bit further. Thanks again for all the help :)
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