|countrymouse (countrymouse) wrote in uua,|
@ 2009-01-09 18:36:00
Yet another intro
I am a member of the CLF because one way and another, I can't get to a physical church.
I actually am (at present) a sort-of Christo-Pagan. I don't know if I even fit in the UU church, but it's the closest I can come, I guess.
I was raised nominally Christian (Protestant, middle-of-the-road, Methodist/Presbyterian). I went through a period of agnosticism after I got married and after my divorce. Then came the born-again Christian phase of my life, which wasn't the best thing in the world for me, but oh well.
ETA: Oh yes, I forgot my Roman Catholic phase. I like ritual. But the reality of Catholicism for me was not what it seemed from the outside.
After that, I got out of Christianity altogether. I was Pagan, then Wiccan/Witchy (solitary eclectic kitchen witch). But I was drawn to various ways. And then George Bush took office for the first term. I figured I'd better have a church affiliation of some sort, because I was paranoid about what might happen to those of us who were outside "the norm". The UU Church looked like the right place for me.
Unfortunately, I got onto an email list of UU's that seemed more slanted towards atheism and such. Anything supernatural was pooh-pooh-ed. I felt I didn't belong there, so bowed out.
As time has gone on, I've reclaimed, in my own way, some of the things that were comforting and useful from my early Christian upbringing. But it's an on-again-off-again thing for me.
So I don't know where I am at present. I know I believe in Something More. Some days it's Lord Ganesha, some days it's Jesus. Some days I have no idea what I believe. I do believe in prayer (which is another form of energy work and spellwork, IMO).
Okay, I've run out of things to say at present. :-P