Two hours later, back at my job as a warehouse manager, I was finishing the paperwork on a delivery, when the truck driver pulled out a ...... I think he called it a blessing card, and tried to give it to me in some bizarre Christmas gesture. On one side of the card was a picture of Jesus Christ, and on the other side was some writing, probably from the bible. I politely declined, and of course he asked why. With growing anger in my voice I told him I was not a Christian and did not want the thing ! He then went on for fifteen minutes, ( Though it seemed like an hour ), about how he was a drunk, who had lost everything until he was invited to some church, and while they laid hands on him he was saved by Christ . Still trying to keep my composure I told him that it was good that he was able to find his way through his new found religion. Then he started to tell me how Christ could save me etc..... That is when I lost it folks ! I looked him right in the eyes and told him that his God, his Christ, and his religion, would never have anything to do with me in any way, shape, or form. I angrily explained what his wonderful religion had done to the innocent people who worshipped the old Gods going all the way back to Constantine the Great of the Byzantine empire. My angry speech only lasted a few minutes but by the end I thought this big burly truckdriver was going to cry ! I turned back and finished the paperwork, and he left without saying another word.
I am so tired of Christians pushing their religion on others, and trying to convert them. They should just leave those from other religions alone, and shut the " blank " up ! I have never tried to convert anyone to our religion. If the Gods and Goddesses want someone They will call them. They don't need me recruiting people ! These Christians need to do the same, and accept that theirs is not the only religion, or that theirs is not the only God !
I am most angered by the fact that I was so calm lately, and was able to concentrate so well during the first day of Jul, that the ritual to the Gods was perfect. I really felt a strong connection last night. Tonight I have to try to do the same for the Goddesses, and I know that this distraction of anger will not allow me to connect as well with Them. What a pity ! I was having such a wonderful Jul experience !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !