Log In Sign Up

Off Topic/Random Question... xposted

Forum: Spiritual Living


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Spiritual Living LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
November 6th, 2012, 08:31 PM
MidnightMaiden's Avatar )O( Blessed Be )O(
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kelowna, B.C
Posts: 4,101
So I don't know how many of you ladies are movie buffs... But I'm a huge one right here!

I especially love me a good horror film! Or action, sci/fi, car chasing (I lovvved Transformes )

Have you heard about the movie Sinister? It's a movie that says it's based around a Pagan God Bagul, who like... Eats children?!

I googled Bagul, because I was curious, and I don't see a single actual fact on him, and all I can find is people admitting he was made up... But why Pagan?

Does this sort of stuff make you worry about how people view Pagans? How much of a huge misconception there already is, this can't possibly help. I'd like to say that most people would realize it's a movie... But in today's society... I can't help but shake my head a little.

Anyways... Thoughts?
Reply With Quote
November 6th, 2012, 08:58 PM
stucklikeglue's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: sunny state
Posts: 2,424
If I didn't know about pagan religion (which really isn't much) I would probably lean towards believing it.

Reply With Quote
November 7th, 2012, 09:44 AM
Carwen*Angel's Avatar Fly away on my zephyr
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 66,539
Send a message via MSN to Carwen*Angel
That is a bit annoying really because of the connotations it's making with Paganism. But then there are also movies which make witchcraft out to be evil as well.

Reply With Quote
November 7th, 2012, 11:14 AM
lhug_nar's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Roberts, Wisconsin
Posts: 14,802
Send a message via AIM to lhug_nar Send a message via MSN to lhug_nar Send a message via Yahoo to lhug_nar
They're probably basing it off the God Baal, who was worshiped by Jezebel in the bible (The book of Kings, chapter 16 I think). He was renowned to require child sacrifices, at least according to Christians.

If I didn't know anything about Paganism, I don't know that I'd totally believe it since it is a movie but it would certainly make me not want to explore Paganism either.
Reply With Quote
November 7th, 2012, 01:51 PM
MidnightMaiden's Avatar )O( Blessed Be )O(
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kelowna, B.C
Posts: 4,101
You're right Sharron, there have been a ton of movies! I guess I'm only really noticing this since I'm much more involved in Paganism that I was before.

I just kind of shake my head and wonder what people are going to think. I'm already careful with who I tell my beliefs to (my Grandmother has already told me I worship Satan).
Reply With Quote
November 8th, 2012, 06:41 AM
Carwen*Angel's Avatar Fly away on my zephyr
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 66,539
Send a message via MSN to Carwen*Angel
You're bound to feel cautious at first. I am careful when working who I tell, I think it's a bit too "out there" to put it on teaching job applications etc...most people are just not ready for it and I wouldn't want it to go against me, so I just tick "prefer not to answer" on the faith questionnaire. However I am open with family and friends now, not just about Paganism but even about being a witch. I think they have seen enough of what I do to know I'm not evil.

Reply With Quote
November 9th, 2012, 01:43 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NE Arkansas
Posts: 5,190
Good thing I like to research. Even the most random things, I research... it catches my attention, guess what? Yep, I research. lol

On the movie, no I haven't heard of it... that I recall, atm.

Most of my family knows about me. My Grandmother (maternal side) I try to keep it from her. I don't want to listen to the preaching. She probably knows, but hasn't confronted me about it as of yet. My parents and my dad's side all know, and they accept me, dreams (spidey sense) and all.

Hmm, although my sanity was called into question by one of my aunts, until I fully explained my beliefs to her. LOL Ah well, better that than the other.
Reply With Quote
November 10th, 2012, 11:20 AM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Somewhere in the universe =P
Posts: 192
I love horror films, suspense, thrillers, sci-fi's as well. Though movies like of those about pagans -- I think they're okay as long as I hold my faith to what I believe in.
I have the best job in the world the second time! -- and I'm lovin' it!
Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0