"Well, not much going on here so I will throw in my shilling's worth. I went straight from Family Traditional Wicca to atheism. (Last October, my wife finally got to me.)
Though I have been peripherally involved with other groups of Wiccans,…"
"I would like stories of leaving your religion for my anthology. I am looking for a story about 12 pages give or take. I am including one story for each religion in my book. I am a former muslim and my story will be included as well."
"That sucks that your friends would react that way :( I told my pagan friends about my non-theism, and they just seemed disappointed. Sad to see me leave the circle. But our friendship is still intact so that's good :)"
"Hi Don! I have a big old Mjolnir tattooed on my left arm, I still wear my pentacle because I like what it represents, I still worship Mother Earth in my respect for the actual planet that supports me. I kind of just dropped the…"
"To answer the original post of this thread: In my group it was far simpler, and I didn't have to explain nearly as much. My husband and I simply told our group that we were taking a "sabbatical" ie. we were retiring. We had a long…"
"Interesting about the Dianic misandry, and also women's experiences might be more negative in paganism because of the cliquishness. I know that my wiccan group was completely controlled by "alpha females" and whoever was cute and…"
"Greetings SDF - I have Pagan and Wiccan friends and I have no problem accepting them. I accept you just the way you are - you don't have to believe or disbelieve a certain way for me to accept you. Nice to have you here."
Hey it's good to know there are other people out there who don't ascribe to religion. I also understand about being hurt, which has been an unfortunately more prominent theme in my life than I'd prefer. All part of why I have a fairly large tattoo in homage to Prometheus on my back.
Anyway, please know that you are not alone. I am sure it feels that way at times.