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  • What does everybody think of these “pagan” revivals?

    Question by ☭Billy Comrade☭: What does everybody think of these “pagan” revivals?
    Especially Hellinism, which seems to be growing at the fastest rate? Is it cool or what?
    Really? No one has a view on it one way or another? I thought you Christians would feel somewhat threatened by it.

    Best answer:

    Answer by -FYOP- Ruler Of None -1111-
    I think its fantastic … people are finally beginning to realize that they can look outside of what they were brainwashed with …

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  • Q&A: Why do people generally equate “pagan” with “bad”?

    Question by Prince le0 (Celtic Latino Returns)): Why do people generally equate “pagan” with “bad”?
    Especially in the manner that most mainstream monotheistic religions describe paganism and anything remotely not of Abrahamic descent, why do people generally equate anything “pagan” with bad?

    Contrary to what many say, many pre-Christian cultures were not a bunch of bloodthirsty barbarians, the ancient Mayans believed everything should be in moderation, the Celts and Druids believed in tending to the earth. Plus, its not like the Abrahamic faiths didn’t have their share of violence and bloodshed in history, and sometimes the monotheistic God Yahweh/Jevovah/YHWH really wasn’t all that loving…or peaceful.

    If there is a higher power that did in fact create the entire universe and earth, whose to say that power only supervised a certain section, nation, or people just because myths and legends describe others not like them as “bad” and “against God?

    I’m not trying to say that everything “Abrahamic” or even monotheism is bad and I’m not trying to say everything about the pre-Christian world or even paganism is good, but I’m only asking why do people paint the “pagan world” in such a bad light?
    I’ve seen it with many “fundamentalist” sects to which if there’s even anything that’s glaringly “pagan” in origin, all of a sudden its deemed evil and bad (a.k.a forbidden).
    Mike G- all religions come from paganism. Judaism started off as a union of two gods and was polytheistic even after Moses spoke otherwise, many traits of Christianity and the whole Jesus story have pagan similarities…not saying there’s nothing unique but everything comes from paganism like it or not.

    Best answer:

    Answer by B V
    they don’t – you are wrong

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  • Why do people think “Pagan” is the name of a religion?

    Question by BrokenEye, the Straw Man version: Why do people think “Pagan” is the name of a religion?
    Its a derogatory term that Medieval Christians used to refer to non-Abrahamic religions, and on occasion, Judaism and Islam.

    Here’s the entire entry on the word “Pagan” from dictionary.com
    (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pagan)

    “pa·gan   /ˈpeɪgən/ [pey-guhn]
    –noun
    1.one of a people or community observing a polytheistic religion, as the ancient Romans and Greeks.
    2.a person who is not a Christian, Jew, or Muslim.
    3.an irreligious or hedonistic person.
    –adjective
    4.pertaining to the worship or worshipers of any religion that is neither Christian, Jewish, nor Muslim.
    5.of, pertaining to, or characteristic of pagans.
    6.irreligious or hedonistic.”

    Best answer:

    Answer by Curing Religion
    Define “people”

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  • Wiccans: Did you know that wicca isn’t interchangeable with pagan?

    Question by Epidexia93: Wiccans: Did you know that wicca isn’t interchangeable with pagan?
    I always see people define things as being “wicca/pagan” but that would assume they are the same thing. They aren’t. Pagan is an umbrella term that applies to many other religions (including original christianity) and wicca is a very specific religion started by Gerald Gardner that, while having many different branches, is not the only form of paganism.

    It’s just kind of annoying because my holy books tend to be miscategorized under “wicca” even though it’s not related. You do know that wicca started in the 50’s and while paganism has been around for thousands of years right?
    Also don’t tell me about the “ancient witch cult” thing where you claim that wicca goes back thousands of years. That is just part of the religion’s mythology and isn’t historically accurate. Nobody considered themselves a wiccan or witch until recently.
    Sorry for the misunderstanding, I mean to say that Wicca and pagan aren’t interchangeable terms in the sense that while yes, you can be wiccan and call yourself a pagan, someone who considers themselves a pagan is not automatically a wiccan.
    Christianity definitely has it’s roots in paganism. Theyre own deity is very similar to Osiris and Dionysus which also came before the Jesus myth.

    Best answer:

    Answer by Rey
    Yes, Wicca is NOT some ancient religion.

    Its something that was made to bring back all the POWERFUL males deities and SEXUALLY LIBERATED women deities.

    But, unforuntely, due to Aleister Crowley and Albert Pike, they have co-oppted it to make it into some troll in a cave, some giant on the rag goddess that likes to see men on their knees, and castrate them.

    EDIT: And I think..no i’m SURE, Original Christianity was GNOSTIC….till the Catholic church killed most of them off, and said they were evil lol

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  • Pagan summer solstice ceremonies carried out by druids at Stonehenge

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