The people I love are Christians and 100% believe in Jesus. The biggest bit of coming out of the broomcloset to my parents was telling them that I don't, in any circumstance, believe Jesus was divine or ever existed as real-life human being. (Not even historians are unanimous in claiming he was real.) It really upset my mother that I didn't (and still don't) believe in Jesus, although whenever the 'Jesus thing' comes up in conversation my father calls me 'the Jew' because I don't believe in Jesus, yet I do believe in God(s). I don't think I'll ever hear my father call me by my true path name, but there ya go...if we had everything in this life, there'd be nothing to look forward to in the next
For me, looking for ways in which to 'connect the dots' and find analogies between Paganism and Christianity feels like appeasement. For the most part, Christians will never shake off that Paganism is polytheistic and all Gods (generally) are equal in our eyes...so saying that the God of Israel can rub shoulders with Isis and Dionysios and Ceridwen not only goes against what is written of the God of Israel (and whether we like it or not, the Bible does tell the story of the God of Israel, his chosen people and his acts in defense and in promotion of those people), but it goes against the feelings of the people who do believe 100% in monotheism.
So yes, on appeasement. I think that Pagans (and Heathens) have worked pretty hard to shake off the 'Satanist' tag (and genuine Satanists are probably glad to get away from us and our 'new-age' tag!), and now it seems like we're going the other way, instead of staying on the path reliably trod, we're trying to make ourselves even more 'palatable' for our Christian neighbours and relatives by making them think that in the end all Gods are One God (preferably their God) and we do believe in Jesus anyway, so that's all right then, thank you very much.
Also, a lot of different Christian denominations can't even find ways to agree with each other on the same passages of the same book
, never mind someone of a different faith entirely
Not all sects believe in the Trinity; JW's believe Jesus was God's first and best creation and hung around from the very beginning, which goes at odds with the whole Genesis myth in other sects like Catholicism and Protestantism...yet those two denominations also have ways in which they differ hugely. A lot of Christians say Catholics aren't Christian too!
By the way, just to reiterate, this really isn't an attack on anybpdy's beliefs, I'm just airing my views and I've really enjoyed reading the views of others on this topic too.
"If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy. Goodbye." - Miss Tick, Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men