Originally Posted by scott snedeker
Is your approach ecumenical enough to include spiritualty of pagans, buddhists, agnostics and others?
I feel that The biggest crime in the criminal history of the Catholic church is the persecution of one group after another for not bowing to their thought control. The religious right and orthodox remnants of these ancient sanctimonious predators carry on their forebears' barbary today.
I feel Giving attention to them is unworthy because it turns attention away from building a kinder world by opening hearts to those who also practice connection to unconditional love of self and others. And millions of those others are pagans, buddhists, hindus, reiki masters, and others.
I was raised Roman Catholic and left the Church in my late twenties. I explored all sorts of electic spiritual paths, primarily buddhism, wicca, Yoruban and Huna. Much to my surprise, I found myself back in the Catholic Church as I entered my fifties because I was able to find a really excellent parish.
Now some twenty years later, it feels to me like all of this spiritual searching fits together perfectly. Each practice brings a special aspect for me. I fully believe that God has a unique and special relationship with all of us, and to suggest that there is but one way to seek God, makes no sense to me. kara