|Intro To Harry
||[Jun. 28th, 2006|04:50 pm]
Pagan Networking and Discussion
Hello, there, pagans and pagan-interested. |
I'm Harry. (HI, HARRY!)
I'm a gay agnostic originally from South Central Pennsylvania. Yes, it's true; Amishland. I myself am not Amish, though the influence shows in my thought-processes even today.
I grew up in a family with no defined faith. I found one myself when I was 9, when I joined the local Methodist Church. I was a star pupil; I enjoy reading more than almost anything, and the Bible is a LONG book. My church was evangelistic; we were very much in the vein of the holy rollers.
One day, some things were discovered that led to discoveries of my own. I discovered that I didn't really believe in any higher power....but I didn't exactly disbelieves, either. The most I could say was that the facts of the matter were nebulous and unproven. Thus I "tabled an unanswerable question".
I believe that science and empirical proof is as much a matter of faith as any religion. Our senses are not reliable, and we put our faith into them, the same as an old nun puts her faith in the Christian god.
I am, for sentimental reasons, drawn to Wicca. The power of nature is something into which I could perhaps put faith. That leaves me with a bit of a quandary, though, for a proper witch accepts death as inevitable, and I rail against it. I find it wasteful in the extreme. That is my biggest hurdle.
If I think of more, I'll post again. For now, I think this will serve. :)