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The Reasons I believe in Astrology As a "Christian"
My Own Theory
Yes I believe in God AND Astrology. I have a theory which may seem really silly to many people. My theory is that maybe God appointed the stars or a star (there are trillions) to be designated to each person. This may seem crazy to some. I am starting to learn more about astrology and natal charts. I haven't learned so much that I can teach it. I do believe that during birth every second counts, and that exact moment where the stars, moon, and sun align mean something. This is what makes us who we are.
I have always been intrigued when it comes to Astrology. I will ask someone his or her birthday, and then start talking about their sign. Sometimes people say, "I don't believe in that sh**." If they get angry, I usually drop the star talk. My experiences with Astrology have been pretty much right on. I am talking about compatibility and someone else's sign. There is a lot that goes with Astrology, though, not just a person's horoscope. There is still a lot I don't understand, but I keep learning. I love to learn about Astrology, God, Athiests, and different beliefs of others.
I am an Aquarius, and we do not like to be forced to do anything. I need freedom, freedom to think, talk, go, stay, and of course to believe what I want. I have been without a car, or living with someone under their rules and I go absolutely crazy!
Don't Tell Me What To Believe:
Let's All Just Pick A Religion And... Shut IT
I was christened (called baptised today) Catholic when I was a little baby. When I was nine years old, my dad married my step-mom (who was Southern Baptist) and my dad and I both converted from Catholic to Southern Baptist. We joined the church and were politically correct to any outsiders of organized churchs or non believers. Many people get angry and want to debate about whose religion or denomination is correct. I don't want to debate. Well, maybe I will about freedom and the right to believe or do as you choose (unless harmful to others/self). Just now, I heard my mom say, "never talk about religion or politics because then people argue". I have seen some people when speaking of religions, they start absolutely going nuts, cussing, and throwing fits. It is as if the person is saying, "I'm right about my belief and damnit, I want to argue about it!" When people act like this, their actions make me want to join their church right away! haha
I went from a good girl Catholic....
My Husbands Were All Catholic
I don't remember attending Catholic Mass too much. Maybe about six or seven times from when I was a baby, until nine years old. One of my recollections was my grandma sitting next to me wearing her watch upside down so the face was on the bottom of her wrist. Then about every 10 minutes, she would turn her wrist upside down and glance at her watch, acting as if she were praying. I still think of this now and laugh. She was the sweetest lady I knew, but even she wanted to get the heck out of church.
My daughter's dad is Catholic and she is raised both Catholic and Baptist. We had a dual wedding where both his priest and my pastor had parts in our wedding. I believe children (to a degree) should be able to think for themselves depending on age. I no longer put up a fight when it comes to religion. I will have to admit, I would get angry about differences in Catholic and Baptist beliefs when our divorce was fresh, but that was eight years ago and who has time for that? I think there is more to a child's upbringing than if he or she will be going to take communion for the Catholic church on a certain Sunday, or if they will take the Baptist;s Lord's Supper. Besides, I'm starting to teach her about Astrology and she likes to learn about it. :)
To Southern Baptist....
Sweet, Sweet Spirit of Baptists.........
I used to go to a place called the "Single Center" for singles with my dad for him to meet a woman to date. The Single Center was at a Baptist church. This is where he met the woman who has been my step mother for 39 years.
I started attending a Baptist church (other than the Single Center) regularly when my dad married my step-mom. Both my father and I joined the church and I guess we converted to the Baptist belief. I went twice on Sundays and once on Wednesdays and I was at every kind of pot luck, party, camp, or fellowship the church had. Oh yeah, my step mom was the secretary of the church so I had to be on my best behavior. In grade school, I remember reading the horoscope articles in the Sacramento Bee. I was told not to do so. Of course this made me, being my Aquarius self want to do it even more.
I remember I had a girlfriend in grade school who was Mormon. I was interested in what she believed so I borrowed her Mormon bible to check out. I made the mistake of taking it to my Baptist church service one day, just looking at it. Someone who was a member at the Baptist church said, “What are you doing with that? Mormons are cults.” He said a bunch of other mumbo jumbo but I was young and I don't remember it all. I had no idea what he was talking about anyway, but I was embarrassed because it was in front of a bunch of other southern baptisters. I took the bible back to my friend and after that I barely spoke about to religion or churches to anyone. I of course still researched and took courses, and read about them. :)
Finally To Believing Whatever I Want.
Like Bobby Brown Says:
Then I Learned What I Believed....
So, when I moved out of my family's house, I started branching out and learning different things. Sometimes I HAD to learn, and sometimes I WANTED to learn. Sometimes I was excited and sometimes I was scared to death. I started having opinions of my own and eventually quit listening to others. I found that I am very open minded and I enjoy many things. I was amazed how different some things appeared to be from others' stand points. I don't think my parents, teachers, or leaders lied or did me wrong with their opinions or teachings. I think they did their best to protect me from things they did not understand. In other words, I was sheltered. I love who they are and what they taught me, but I also love my open-mindedness now.
My freedom and independence are very important to me; and I believe those two things are the main reasons I am a Christian, and also believe in Astrology.
Catholic, Baptist, and Astrology Links
- Catholic Facts and General Knowledge - Prayers - Catholic Online
Library of Catholic prayers on perseverance, peace, love, devotion, and many more topics. Offers prayers in French, Latin, Spanish and English.
- Southern Baptist Church Beliefs and Practices
This overview of the Southern Baptist Church as a Christian denomination includes the distinguishing beliefs of the denomination.
- Cafe Astrology: Astrology Signs, Horoscopes, Love
Astrology reports, relationship astrology, daily weekly and monthly love horoscopes, compatibility, free charts, synastry, celebrity astrology, love and sex signs.
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