Why I Changed From Christianity To Paganism

 

In my earlier video all about paganism I mentioned that I had come to paganism from a background of being a strong Christian. I totally get if it seems weird that this happened to me – or maybe not so weird? After all, the two faiths seem so different. There had to be some strong motivation for me to make the leap from one to the other. And there was.

 

 

Trust me, at the time the change it seemed unexpected, but looking back I can see how the seeds were planted years before. I had been unhappy for a long time with all of the dogma that I was being taught, and my conscience was telling me that a lot of what I was being told about my place in the world wasn’t accurate. I see now that for a long time before I switched, I had set my mind to change. And when we set our minds to change, it can’t not happen.

Since then I have met many people – many of them women – who have also left a Christian background to pursue a nature-based spiritual path. Exactly why so many of us do this is probably best left to another video. But my point is, I know I’m not the only one who has done who has had this experience. I am not saying at all that Christianity is bad. Quite the reverse; many of the problems I had were to do with people, not with this particular religion. However, for me and many others, adopting paganism has been the right thing to do. Allow me to elaborate.

 

from christianity to paganism

 

So now I would like to hear from you. Have you had a similar experience in feeling unsatisfied with a traditional religion? Do you also believe that humans are not the centre of creation? Or do you disagree completely with me on everything I’ve said? Let’s chat below!

8 Comments:

  1. I think that religion is really restricting and pits people against each other. I believe that we need to be more human and treat each other like human beings – then you can choose whatever religion you want. I’ve chosen to live a life without religion but full of compassion so let it be what it be. You have chosen your path as well and that’s kudos to you!
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    • Thanks for your thoughts Hung! I definitely don’t agree that religion has to pit people against one another, as like with my example of the women I danced with, we were all so different but could talk about our differences with complete respect. I think the important thing is that we live with compassion regardless of whether we’ve chosen to be spiritual or not. 🙂

  2. I listened to your video yesterday. You were very thorough and your talk seemed fair and well thought-out. Your areas of not resonating with Christianity are very relatable for many people. The core, which is love, seems simple enough, but the demands and limits on beliefs due to doctrine often obscure the message. In my life religious doctrines conflict heavily with what I learn from experience. As you can image, I’m an intuitive person (and see that you are, too, which is maybe why I loved your video so much!)…because of intuition personal experience is going to trump someone else’s doctrine every time. Thank you for sharing your words.

  3. I left Christianity, mainly due to the frustration of being told two different things. The first thing that me question was “Christians should only marry other Christians”. That confused little me (I was around 11 at the time). I didn’t like the severe polarization of the views of many pastors as well that I kept hearing. Whenever I walked into a church, I had an immediate sense of, I didn’t belong. Not the “God fearing servant” way, rather, I just didn’t belong, period. I had growing anxiety about it ever since. I didn’t start actually looking at other things until I was 18 years old. I stumbled on paganism around when I was I think 20 years old and it was like a light bulb went off in my head.

    • Thanks for your comment Vi – yes, I was taught a lot of things that just didn’t make sense to me either. If it’s the right path for someone else that’s great but it just wasn’t for me. I totally get what you mean about the light bulb moment on finding paganism. 🙂

  4. I loved this video. My story is similar to yours and I too lost many friends which was a blow because I was a shy person and most of my friend were a part of my religion. For awhile I was confused and didn’t understand the changes I was going through but as I continued, I felt better and better inside and it just was right for me than and now, today. So glad I met you on the web!!
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    • I’m sorry that was so difficult for you Tammy. Yes, at the time all my friends were involved in my church too. It can feel like the whole world has rejected you when that happens. 🙁 I’m so glad you continued though because look at the amazing person you’ve become! I’m so glad we met too! 😀

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