Question by brian8907, VT: How can people be just plain “Pagan”?
No offense, but I mean….what IS your definition of Pagan?
When I think of Pagans, I think of differen’t things…like Egyptians were Pagans weren’t they? What about the Romans and the Greeks? The Anglo-Saxons, and the religion in Arabia before Islam….you know?
There are different Pagan religions, so when people on here say “I’m Pagan” which Pagan religion do they follow?
Thanks Daughter of Isis…lol I would;ve been able to tell which one you followed just by your name. I am not as ignorant as most of my fellow “Christians” lol.
I now understand what you mean…
P.S. With me…I am Christian…I don’t go to a church, therefore I am not a baptist, or a Catholic etc…I am just Christian. I believe in Jesus and God.
While voiceofreason made me laugh, thumbs down, not all are like that.
Answer by Daughter of Isis
We say Pagan like people say Christian.
I’m Pagan Specifically? I’m UU eclectic Egyptian Pagan. Pagan is easier to type.
If you ask, Pagan will tell you which tradition they are.
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by garth walker
Here are some great Non-traditional prayers for several occasions.
Bedtime Prayer for Kids
Now I lay down in my bed,
And pull the covers up to my head.
I’ll dream of dragons and fairies bright,
And pixies and wizards and elves tonight.
I’ll dream of some sort of magical place, and
wake in the morning with a smile on my face.
The earth is big and fat and round,
I love the sky, the sea and the ground,
I love the birds and dogs and sheep,
and all the animals that fall asleep,
I love the flowers and rocks and trees,
I love the earth, and it loves me.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Mealtime Prayer to the Earth
Corn and grain, meat and milk,
upon my table before me.
Gifts of life, bringing sustenance and strength,
I am grateful for all I have.
Make me strong in spirit
Courageous in action
Gentle of heart
Let me act in wisdom
Conquer my fear and doubt
Discover my own hidden gifts
Meet others with compassion
Be a source of healing energies
And face each day with hope and joy
May this day be blessed with gifts
Lessons, understanding and friends
May my energy be a gift to all I meet
Let me be centered, healing and open
May I face the day with courage
kindness, insight and compassion
May my spirit and body, honor this day
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Question by Heron By The Sea: Am I a “pagan”?
I am Hindu, and I realize some people call that a pagan religion. But today, “Pagan” has come to be a word to refer mostly to those who practice one of the pre-Christian European religions, hasn’t it? So is it incorrect for people to call Hindus Pagans? Or does this word have so many uses that it depends on the context or something? And, is this meant as an insult? “Pagan” should not be an insult in my opinion, but when people call Hindus Pagans, are they attempting to insult them?
Answer by shutuploser513
no what is pagan anyway
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by Kam’s World
Question by Vonlau: What right do Christians have to call all other religions “pagan”?
The word “pagan” is such a derogatory word when used to refer to a religion. Most Christians look down on other religions like Shintoism, Hinduism etc… as false religions. I mean it’s really annoying when a christian runs around yelling: “Woohoo, I’m Christian and God will save me! Yo you pagan! Yo burn in hell b****!”
I’m not saying Christianity is a bad religion but the religious tolerance of most(NOT ALL) christians is a -100 and it’s… can’t express it.
Why don’t the christians put themselves in a believer of another religion’s shoes? Would they be happy if a mob would be throwing stuff at them or giving them the evil eye for believing in “kami”, “Buddha” or “Shiva”?
And if you wanna know: The asker of this question is A DEVOTED CAHTOLIC.
A DEVOTED CATHOLIC… who’s a teeny bit a Shintoist.. O.o
I know, Pagan means.. I think it was field. (We have Values Education and I’m top student(in that subject only 😛 ))
But Christians(SOME) use the word pagan to refer to a heretic, non-believer or something of the sort instead of using it to refer to a field.. or villager.
Agree with ejsy05. That’s why i capitalized the words SOME and MOST
Answer by Daughter of God
Totally agree with you… no further comments 🙂
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Question by sue: When you hear the word “Pagan”, what do you think of?
I’m just curious what everyone thinks when they hear someone say “I’m Pagan.”
Answer by viki
a non believer of god
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Despite the myth that there is a “war on Christmas” Christmas seems to be alive and well all around me. in the stores I hear Christmas carols playing over the speakers, manger scenes are around every corner of town, and no matter what I watch on television I am sure to see a Christmas tree and be reminded of the coming season. But what can you do when you do not celebrate Christmas?
Being a pagan during Christmas time often has it’s drawbacks. I never know exactly how to respond when strangers wish me a merry Christmas, or worse when they bring up Jesus. I stutter and stumble through a quick thank you all the while worrying that I am going to offend someone by not responding in the “correct” way. I am torn between putting up a tree and stockings for fun or accepting them as the Christmas traditions they have become. And what day should I open gifts? Especially as a parent I feel nervous this time of year. Trying to raise my children in both our traditions and in the society we live in can be a daunting task. Trying to straddle the line between conformity and faith is stressful work.
What I have figured out so far is that you have to be true to yourself, no matter what. It can be difficult to go against the grain, but if your heart is leading you a certain way you should follow. Go ahead and open gifts on Winter Solstice, put up a tree and cover it with golden suns and spirals, and wish people a merry Yule in response. Don’t worry, most people won’t understand that you do not mean Christmas anyway. If you have children like myself who crave a little normalcy you can always compromise. Save half the gifts for Christmas morning or visit family and open gifts there on Christmas.
Making an effort to fit Pagan beliefs into a Christian world can be tiring, especially during Christmas time. But if you follow your heart and go with what feels right for you you can have a very merry winter season.
Written by Summerm