I truly don't need to talk about my religion. I am not religious to prove a point. I couldn't care less if nobody except the people I practice with were aware of my path. This isn't to say that I don't appreciate true respectful discussion, when the discussion is actually mutual and personal insight and respect is being shared on both sides.
|With Michael Talvola, Elder Druid of Raven's Cry Grove, ADF- and a personal teacher- at Pagan Pride 2015.|
I am not qualified as a teacher, which is also an important point here. Three years is a decent amount of time for me-- at least it might point out to someone that this isn't a passing interest-- but it pales in comparison to the decades devoted by people who actually are qualified to teach. I have experience, but I am not initiated-- if you truly want more than the basic FAQ-response-answers, you actually can locate some of these people. Some of these people teach classes, and would likely be happy- or happier than me- to speak with you.
In the meantime-- I have no desire to be a poster person in this regard. There's an important saying that I remember often:
Does this need to be said?
Does this need to be said now?
Does this need to be said by me?
If the answer to all of those is yes, I will share some of my own insight. If not, and you feel you genuinely want to understand or learn-- and I can't help you-- there are many resources out for you if you are willing to look.
That is how I got to this point, incidentally-- being willing to look, and take the long way round.