In 1973, I was baptized in a Lutheran Church and I haven't attended many Lutheran services since then.
My parents were not big on church, so when I went it was with friends or alone. I went to many Christian churches and attended Bible Camp.
As an adult, I have been to Catholic, UU, Baptist, Penecostal, and Church of Christ services. I have also been to a Shabbat.
I have been through the classes to become a Catholic and even had my marriage blessed in a Catholic Church.
I left the Catholic Church in mid- 2002 when I was told that God had a dress code.
Before I tell you how I label myself, let me tell you my beliefs.
I practice magick. I am a Reiki Master. I am a Priestess of Kitchen Witchery. I am a High Priestess of Celtic Fae. I follow Rhiannon, Brigit, Morgan, and Bast. I use Cernunnos, Loki, or Hotei, if I need a God for something. I get visions and use dream magick.I use divination - runes, tarot, astrology, numerology, and tea readings monthly. I watch the moon phases and pay attention to natal charts. I practice do what you will, but harm none. It is also called the Golden Rule.
I believe there is something to learn from every religion and every religion is valid.
I attend church services and functions regularly. Just 2 weeks ago, I was at the local Church of Christ service. Next week, I will attend a service at my in laws Baptist church. I love learning from different churches, but one service a month usually reminds me why I don't label myself a Christian.
I am all for homosexuality and the freedom to marry anyone. I think people should have the right to choose birth control. I am a big supporter of a Woman's right to choose. I do believe that Jesus Christ existed.
I don't believe Jesus Christ died on the cross for me and that there is no female counterpart to a God. I don't believe Mary was impregnated by God and Joseph just took this responsibility on because he was nice. I don't believe the time period Jesus supposedly was born in was winter. I don't understand why some Christians can't accept other religions.
I will teach my beliefs to my children.
My husband follows Morgan and Ares. He dislikes Christian church.
Ryan has had a paganning on December 31, 2007. He was blessed by Fae, Shaman, Druid, Catholic, and Christian representatives. My new baby will also have a paganning in September 2010.
So how do I label myself? I call myself a Pagan, but many friends label me as an Ecclectic Spiritualist.