Ok, so I have gotten some questions recently about my personal beliefs, what religion I subscribe to, etc... First while I had a wonderful time at Kendra's church, it was great, for those of you who don't know me, no I am not Pentecostal. For those of you who have seen the posts of us at our reformed Jewish temple, no, I don't view myself as a reformed Jew. It's a long and ever evolving search, but what I do most relate to is Humanistic Judaism. I called our local Humanistic temple but it took them forever to get back to me so I didn't join. While this link may be confusing to some, let me just say, yes, I definitely believe in God, absolutely. I just don't believe that he often shapes our lives. I'm more from the " ...We possess the power and responsibility to shape our own lives independent of supernatural authority." I think sometimes God may step in and preform miracles, sure, but mostly, in the everyday, we make our own path. I think the other most difficult aspect of Humanism is that it takes the "supernatural" out of the torah, the bible... That's kind of sad for me because I do want something to believe in, to follow, but I take the torah/bible figuratively, not literally. They are great texts that teach us about being good people. That's what's most important.
That said, I am always open to learning more, so please feel free to teach me about your beliefs. In fact, on Wife Swap this week there was this really cool Wiccan Goddess. She had her husband worshipping her because she was all feminine and mother earth-like. She had a magic broom and some pretty sparkly crystals and it looked like fun. Her covenant even came in and did the dishes and cleaning for her because she was the Goddess! That's a nice set up.
I have always been interested in the transcendentalists and the concept of loving and respecting the earth as nature is an amazing thing too you know!
I think Ilya would make an awesome humanistic Jew wiccan goddess who drives around on an alternative fuel broomstick.