Why do Christians tend to get upset when I call their religion Pagan, yet they call other religions Pagan?

In general, there are always exceptions, but I have found in the past that when I call Christians “pagans” they tend to fly off the handle, even when they have been calling others pagan.

12 thoughts on “Why do Christians tend to get upset when I call their religion Pagan, yet they call other religions Pagan?

  1. Because Christians (idiotically) assosiate Pagans to Devil Worship…

    they used to call all non-Abrahamics Pagans

  2. Well, that’s what pagans are, of pagan beliefs you know? But when you label a so-called “Christian” a pagan they will tend to get upset because many so-called “Christians” do not believe that they celebrate pagan holidays and contribute to pagan beliefs. Truth is, they do.

    Look at all the pagan holidays celebrated by both pagans and Christians alike. The difference is however that these so-called Christians that you label as pagans are indeed pagans too, but you left out one significant word ——- FALSE.

    False Christians are deeply enthralled into pagan rituals and beliefs as they are traditional celebrators of holidays originating from pagan beliefs — holidays that do not represent the truth.

    Both pagans and “false” Christians are exactly that: pagans alike.

    True Christians do not celebrate such paganisms. Remember to use the proper term to describe “these type” Christians and that term is FALSE. They are both (pagans and false Christians) in the same boat traveling down the same cesspool.

    Thanks and good luck.

  3. Some Christians take stuff very personally. For the record, Christianity is anything but pagan. It is a monotheistic faith with God being in three forms or “persons,” not three separate gods.

  4. I agree with evangelical atheist, Christians are ignorant of the origins of their faith, so what you say is true, but they want to be the ones using this damaging term against others, not the other way around, so what happens when you take away their favorite toy? Answer: Christians love hating heretics, they don’t love Christ, as much as their own self-righteousness.

  5. I’m a Christian. I know the difference between Christianity and Paganism. My rites and rituals are not the same as those of my Pagan friends. I know this because I’ve attended Pagan rites and seen them for myself firsthand. While early Christianity rather obviously had Pagan influences (many Christian holidays have Pagan pre-Christian roots, for example), Paganism is not the same as Christianity, particularly as we understand these religions today. They are two separate belief systems. I respect Paganism quite a bit, and if I were not Christian, I would consider Paganism as a path.

  6. Unfortunately, the term pagan has become loosely used to describe pretty much all witchcraft and satanic practices. Those who are ignorant and choose not to learn use the word wrongly, and have no clue what Pagan really is.

    Christians dub the word pagan upon anyone who is into or practices witchcraft, sorcery, or devil worship. They don’t understand that there is no “devil” in the belief system, and that many of their traditions and symbols were actually borrowed from pagan origins in an attempt to convert pagans to Christianity back in the early churches during the times of the Roman Empire. Catholicism was the first and main church to adapt specific pagan elements into their system, and over the years the other churches borrowed from their “mother church” as they branched off.

    Until the third century the Pagans were a group of people considered to be the Celts of England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. They were polytheistic in their beliefs in that they worshiped more than one god. They were people of nature, and their belief system consisted of Druids which were basically high order shamans. Women were highly regarded in their societies, and were encouraged to become priestesses and had a high standing among their people. After the third century however, the term came to mean any person that wasn’t a Christian, or Jew.

    So although Christian churches do use some pagan based beliefs, symbols and rearranged holidays, it isn’t completely accurate to call them Pagans. Many Christians would be offended by being associated with the word, as by their incorrect definition of the word, is considered a “cult” or satanic system.

  7. PAGAN: A member of a group professing any other religion except Christianity!!!

    That is the dictionary definition but when you look at what christianity has done then you are more correct in calling them pagan than they are in getting upset.

    Christmas, Easter, Halloween and other events that were entirely pagan were adopted by christianity leading to the Venerable Bede, an early Christian writer pointed out that the Christian church absorbed Pagan practices when it found the population unwilling to give up the festivals. Thus a lot of what Christians now see as Christians practices are in fact pagan!!!

    Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan – spoiled. – Israel Zangwill

  8. We rejoice!

    Mat 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.


  9. because their religion and the propaganda it spreads about others says and believes that pagan is ‘evil’, devil worshiper, devil controled etc etc
    they woudl take a little offense to that

  10. Most Christians don’t understand what Paganism is and have been taught to fear the unknown. Christianity is in large based on Pagan traditions and beliefs. Perhaps offer to educate them on what Paganism is rather than just calling them Pagan.

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