Question about Paganism?

Question by Water Witch: Question about Paganism?
What is it really? I looked it up on Wiki but I wasn’t making much sense of it. I know “paganism” has been given a bad reputation, but I’ve been told that my ways of worship are simliar to Paganism so I wanted to find out more information about it. I have an open mind so I’m open to learn anything new. For all I know this might be the right type of religion for me…I don’t like labeling myself to a religion because I”ve never found a religion that I’ve agreed with, but perhaps Paganism might be the way for me.

I preferably want answers from Pagans, but who ever can answer is fine.

Best answer:

Answer by Rachel
Paganism is the belief in many gods, and is mainly used today in reference to earth based religions, like wicca. It is the oldest form of worship we know of today. Here’s a link that might help, and kudos on being so openminded!
http://www.angelfire.com/oh3/MoonMaiden/History.html

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2 thoughts on “Question about Paganism?

  1. Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut, absolute definition of what a Pagan is exactly. But in the interests of clarity, we can refer to a simple definition of the word “Pagan” as a person who practices a religion that is not part of the monotheistic mainstream.

    Pagan is an umbrella term that refers to many different belief systems that share a common thread. To draw a parallel with a mainstream belief system: Catholics, Anglicans, and Protestants are types of Christians. In that respect, Witches, Shamans, and Druids are types of Pagans.

    Many Pagan religions are characterized by a connection and reverence for nature and are usually polytheistic (i.e. have many Gods and/or Goddesses).

    Paganism is a religion of nature. Many Pagans live their lives attuned to the cycles of Nature, the seasons, life and death.

    Paganism in the West takes a number of forms including Wicca, Druidism, and Shamanism (just to name a few).

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