Totem Animals

Today I found my self trying to find out about the Native American totem animals. Web research is a nifty tool for research, it's just that it's too bad that there is so much fluff to wade through. In this case, I didnt find exactly what I was looking for. I did find out about Pagan and Wiccan totem animals however. The pagan and Wiccan religion (Yes, they are. Flame me later, but hear me out first) use totem animals as a source for individuals to find out more about themselves. I'm all for that. Anything that helps someone find who/what they are is good in my book. You'll notice that I have a thing against organized religion, but that's down the page a bit.

Since I don't feel like typing a whole thing about totem animals, I suggest that you do a search. WARNING: There quite a bit of fluff out there. I suggest an open mind, and Using a specific search phrase will help.

Now for the Rant you've all been waiting for...

Why I don't believe in an organized religion.
I have this thing against organized religion. It's not that I was scorned as a child, it's just that I look at the world as it is now, and I honestly cannot bring myself to beleive in a God that can let the world get as bad, and screwed up that it is currently. In addition, I realize that Pagan and Wiccan rituals can help individuals to realize who/what they are, but I cannot accept some of the philosphophy behind them, or some of the other aspects.

Please, don't get me wrong. I think that if the religion that you believe in does you good, then so be it. If you are happy with being a Catholic, Baptist, Neo- Pagan, Wiccan, etc. then all the better for you. I'm not trying to insult your beliefs. On the Contrary. I applaud you, because you have found them. I'm trying to find my own at his point. I was brought up as a methodist (to which most other Christian religions state, "That's ok, You'll grow out of it"). However, in growing up, I lost the faith. I'm trying to find it again on my own, and I don't think that it's in the Christian faith. If I may make at least one request: Don't try to sel me your faith. If it's good for me, I'll find it on my own. I think that religion is something very personal, but not necessary private. Right now, I'm mostly Athist, because I cannot believe that a benevolent God with the world in His care would let the world degrade to this state.

IF you read my last rant, I mentioned several things that made up my core beliefs. I still beleive in those, because I feel that those core values should be a part of any sentient creature in the universe. I really can't add to those, right now.

Now on to something a bit lighter. Let's talk a bit about Milk. I used to be indifferent to milk. Now I can't get enough of the stuff. I guess that's another quirk that has surfaced. Now If I can only start dreaming again...

Well, that's all for tonight. I feel better now that I;ve got the thing about religion off my chest. Now to go and play some quake...

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