by Kam’s World
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.
Answer by B V
they don’t – you are wrong
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