Goodness DJ Droood...Is this a good cop/bad cop post from you ? How are you?
I'm good!....no bad cop involved...just good! I think this topic sort of implicitly assumes that druid beliefs might be odd or hard to swallow or exotic....and in some cases, they probably are! My most exotic spiritual beliefs aren't any more speculative than any one elses...or any more focused than anyone elses(well, maybe in some cases).....I find people IRL don't talk in declarative messageboard-type points...it is usually more free-flowing and less ardent...that said though, I would never say "I'm a druid!" or "from a druid point of view" at work because it just sounds weird and I would be irritated if the office born again put everything into that context
I have a friend that does prison outreach and I'm pretty sure she does gwers-sharing with at least one inmate.You know what, I remember one of the OBOD tutors once telling me how prisoners are doing the OBOD course, imagine that ! Tutoring someone who has been banged up. It's a bit of a challenge.
Well that is a pertinent point, in the sense that by the time you are in the work world, you have probably done some spiriutal and intellectual exploring and have collected and rejected lots of pieces of your worldview....the born again doesn't have to tell me the "good news" because I have heard it and changed the channel....I don't need to go bla bla bla about gods being a relic of the Bronze Age because, presumably, people have already sussed all this stuff out for themselves..as well as their political views, which sports teams they like and what type of music, etc. The common ground in a workplace is really work, and I appreciate it when that is the focus of the hours I have to spend with my non-family/friends 5 days a week.I like to see all the sides before drawing conclusions... some things certainly need to be heard, I would say.