Traveling

I’ll be off-line for the next week and a half.  Didn’t want anyone to think I’d been raptured when I didn’t show up after Saturday.  Although, under the doctrine taught at the church where I grew up, I would.  Assuming, of course, that I was ever “saved” in the first place, which I was never sure about, which made me terrified of the Rapture…

Which is one of the many reasons why I’m a Druid, a Pagan, and a Unitarian Universalist and not a Christian.

I want to be clear, though – I hold no animosity toward Jesus or his sincere followers.  He and I had a long conversation before my Dedication and Covenant (Denton CUUPS’ optional-but-awesome initiation).  While I could in good conscience be a UU Christian or a member of the United Church of Christ or even of a liberal congregation in a mainline denomination, that’s not where my passion lies.  I have grown more and have done more good as an enthusiastic Pagan than I ever could as a reluctant Christian.

See you around Memorial Day…

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About John Beckett

I’m a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. I’m an ordained priest in the Universal Gnostic Fellowship. I’m the Coordinating Officer of the Denton, Texas Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. This year I’m also serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of CUUPS National. I’m a member of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

I write as a spiritual practice. It helps me organize my thoughts and work through ideas and concepts. It helps me evaluate my beliefs and practices against my core values and against what I know (or at least, what I think I know) to be true. It helps me interpret my experiences (religious and otherwise) in ways that are both meaningful and honest.


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