I have always believed in the freedom of belief, as long as those beliefs and the actions taken due to said beliefs are not negatively affecting the lives of others. Seems simple enough. Over the years, I have been asked many times what my religious beliefs are. It seems that a lot of people are not happy unless they can stick a label on you and call you either friend or foe.
So, for the purpose of this post, I have decided to outline the only label I wish to be known by and this even corresponds with how I answer the religion question on census forms.
In case you are interested, I call myself a Moon Worshipper. The moon (yeah, should say OUR moon to be specific since there are between 173 and 181 moons in our solar system depending on if you count those in orbit of dwarf planets or not) certainly gets a bad rap. People blame the Moon for changes in just about everything from behaviour to menstruation. The Sun doesn’t get of easily either however I will leave it to a Sun Worshipper to defend.
I am not saying that I pray to the Moon. That would be a lie. I do love to lay on the grass, well actually blankets, since I am actually allergic to grass seeds, and stare up at the moon while pondering everything. Some may be quite content to ponder belly buttons or the mathematical fascinations within flowers however I will generally stick to celestial bodies.
I do not know how much sway the Moon has on my life in particular. I do know, that the heavens would look rather empty without it and I suspect I would feel rather empty without it.
Some may choose to pray to different omnipotent beings. I don’t see the point in praying to the moon, or talking to it at all really. I do not believe that it sits in the sky just waiting to listen to the bullshit that comes from my mouth, wondering how it can serve me and improve my life. That being said, if it had any sway over the results of the lotto and could improve my odds I wouldn’t go telling it not to.
I think most people pray or worship to find a piece of well, peace, in this rather empty and lonely world. Seek out whatever it is that brings you comfort. For me, I will continue to look skyward at night.