Thank you @praecog29, that’s true I’ve had to deal with Christians of different branches somehow just because I’m part of a minor faith in the country for the present time. Somehow I do end up in their crossfire, I’d rather let them argue all they want which teaching of their church is correct, Just have the decency to leave those that want nothing to do with their debates or words of salvation alone. and don’t endanger others especially the children, they’re innocent from all the religious dogma. I do not want anyone to die just like how my ex fiance got killed off, a fire accident but he was caged off with his dad in a room that day, died out of suffocation with his parent, I would rather not let anyone else end up like that again for any side but it’s alarming that an unnamed Christian had burned off another practitioner’s items in the practitioner’s house, what if the practitioner was there in the house that time? He/she could have died from suffocation or might have an Asthma attack
I do want to bring it back the history of the country where forms of divination in the Eastern side are accepted, some of it can even be found as Palm reading to light magic used to heal the sick or wounded or Tranceship where the deities watching over mortals communicate through a priestess or head priestess, the show Amaya from GMA 7 shows the history of before Philippines became a colony. There it is actions that define who you are and what you’d become, the place for the dead there though is called Sulad and those who were truly horrible to others are swallowed by a sea monster (makes one wonder, if all humans are just distantly related to one another due to similarities of age old beliefs with different races and nationalities).
Although, Amaya there is different for being a princess because she has a twin snake which is foretold in the epics she will be the best female warrior and a healer of her time which is why her father that’s a kind yet firm chieftain would teach her how to wield and use a sword aside from the other literary arts and mathematics princesses like her are taught of, because whether she accepts it or not, she’s also born from a slave, the Rajah who was warned he’d die because of a woman with a twin snake would come after him, So he intends to kill her regardless of whether she only wants peace or not with his side. She ends up forced into slavery after the Rajah kills her father in the battlefield but becomes an apprentice priestess due to extraordinary events of fate such as surviving the bite of a snake and makes it her mission to avenge her father’s death, Most of what I know is based from there and from the oral history that was left behind, thank the deities it manage to survive due to it being told to countless generations in the past.
Sadly it’ll likely take time for them to accept that even those of minor faiths are capable of living with ethics and aren’t inhumane as they believe them to be. True, the Catholics and Christians were oppressed at Japan in past times due to the country being a closed off nation and likely thought that the belief was only a cover up to introduce Western Imperialism in their country (if anyone knows what was the actual reason why the Japanese did it, tell me so I could correct that information I got from watching their history drama shows), At Mindanao island in the Philippines, Islam is the dominant religion than those of Christianity partly due to LapuLapu’s influence and fight when the invaders came, that island fought and largely succeeded in cutting their island off from the invaders.
Point is most of the major beliefs in this world are at odds against each other and some Pagans or Wicca believers end up in their line of fire simply for being at the wrong place at the wrong time, In a way those of minor faiths are like Amaya, whether we want to live in peace or not there will always be those who’d come after us. It’s very wrong indeed to persecute or oppress those of another faith, if only those of another faith would attempt to see their actions in the perspective of the non believers with an open mind, away from religious dogma then maybe they’d see beyond what was brainwashed to them to believe in, that we’re all just humans. What’s the point of killing or tormenting one another? It only causes the vicious cycle to continue in generations and someday somebody like Adolf Hitler might just show up again in the next era if this sort of cycle doesn’t end in the current era and generation
P.S. " I’m about to check the notes you left, thank you again for it