Quoting Kayla [ ]♥:" It's okay, us pagans can stick together in hell."
it sometimes just hurts because I don't believe that any one religion is more important than another, and I believe that all faith systems can co-exist peacefully. I used to be Christian and was for many many years, then I watched my transexual best friend fight through severe depression and suicidal issues due to his 'faith'. He believed himself a demon ... believed that he had been possessed and the only way to salvage the innocents around him was to die. It was heart breaking ... he's since converted to polytheism and has found so much more peace.
I recently, a few months ago, had a massive crisis with my spiritual beliefs. I came onto BG and also approached the pastor of my local church looking for guidance, I was considering converting back to Christianity. I was told that everything I am, everything I loved and believed in was wrong in the eyes of God. When I challenged this I was told that God would make me want to be a submissive wife, make me want to turn away from medical research, make me want to write Christian books rather than erotica, and make me want to convince my friends they were straight. It was then that I remembered why I turned from Christianity in the first place.