Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thinking Godspousery is For You? Read This.

Since my mentioning my debating wither or not to accept the request to marry the lwa Damballa (a debate I've been struggling with for several years now, myself coming from a religion [Mormon] that does not believe in such practices, and have recently been leaning towards saying "yes" to after a series of events clearing out first one obstical than another: #1 I was engaged to marry a Mormon and suddenly he's gone so now free to marry someone else, #2  the Church suddenly decides I'm not good enough to be a Mormon even after 27 years of loyal service and suddenly excommunicates me, so no church to tell me I can't marry a lwa now, and than #3 there's the whole I have a major phobia of planes and so can't get to Haiti to take part in marrying a lwa anyways, but heck, now I've got this 41 foot boat [for free] so no more excuses why I can't get to Haiti....hmmmm...uhm...yeah...so it seems I've got a God here who, hey, actually IS a God, because he's not one of those quiet sit on his ass doing nothing types, he's actually making things happen...the whole thing is creepy in a way.). But anyways, after I mentioned this, I got all sorts of emails from folks (good and bad) about being a "godspouse" a term I had never heard of before (and yes, I'll answer your questions in a few days, but I have to do it between my college schedule so be patient). So, not knowing the term godspouse or what it meant I Googled it and found this:

Thinking Godspousery is For You? Read This..

Okay. I'll have comments on that as well, but yeah, so, more for me to think about.



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