Belyn Mawr Posted May 25, 2015 Report Share Posted May 25, 2015 Hello,I was brought up by a Southern Pentecostal but in adolescence my burgeoning homosexuality caused me to question my Christian upbringing. Once I began my religious exploration I began to think of how the majority of the Bible was basically a collection of the myths and legends of the Hebrews, and that the genealogies of my European ancestors had been crudely grafted onto Biblical genealogies to retrofit them into the Biblical account of things. Before this, I had never given thought to what the native beliefs of my ancestors were. They had their own Pagan genealogies tracing descent from various gods and heroes rather than biblical patriarchs. (Christian monks just made the Europeans all descendants of Noah's son Japheth.) In any case, exploring the beliefs of my Welsh and Irish ancestors is what led me to begin practicing forms of Celtic Paganism (Celtic Witchcraft, Druidry, etc.) which is the path I have been following in one way or another for over 25 years. I am just curious to hear what impact heritage or ethnicity has had on the beliefs of other members, if any. (I am not interested in claims of racial superiority, etc.; that was not the intent of my post.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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