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What does Pagan mean?


Asked by NicMorgan at 2:52 PM on May. 19, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • To the OP... some of the answers you have gotten are very good here while others are just plain wrong... I run a religious education group that should help you to learn the truth about a variety or religions - Paganism included...  I hope to see you there!


    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:39 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • to me pagan is not true false doctrine no truth

    Answer by lawla at 2:53 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Pagan is an umbrella term for Non-Abrahamic religions(Christian, Jewish, or Islamic faiths), basically.

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 2:56 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • What do you believe? Do you believe in God?

    Answer by NicMorgan at 2:58 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • There are a few hundred different pagan religons, and they all believe different things. Being Pagan is not a religion, it's an adjective used to describe anyone not Muslim, Jewish or Christian. Each one has its own rules, it's on sacred writings and its own god(s) or higher powers.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:03 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • i read in a book that pagans can worship any gods they choose. they are not limited to one jealous god(although they can worship only one), and have many that watch over the earth and each have their own..specialty if you will. correct me anyone if im wrong.

    Answer by allybot at 3:03 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Depends on what you define as God. you think Muslims belive in God?

    Greek "mythology" is Pagan. Native Americans are also Pagan. Many Pagans believe in more then one diety. But that is not necessairly true either. Pagan is a term that was actually given to us by the Christians at a time when the old religions where become illegalized.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 3:04 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Main Entry: pagan !pA-gun
    Pronunciation: \ ˈpā-gən \
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin paganus, from Latin, civilian, country dweller, from pagus country district; akin to Latin pangere to fix - More at - pact
    Date: 14th century

    1. 1 heathen especially a follower of a polytheistic religion (as in ancient Rome)

    2. 2 one who has little or no religion and who delights in sensual pleasures and material goods : an irreligious or hedonistic person

    3. 3 neo-pagan

    Related Forms
    1. pagan adjective
    2. pa·gan·ish!pA-gu-nish \ -gə-nish \ adjective

    Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary copyright © 2009 by Merriam-Webster, incorporated

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • what do you believe in

    Answer by nakita72 at 3:07 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Paganism (from Latin paganus, meaning "country dweller, rustic"

    Answer by _Jynxx_ at 3:10 PM on May. 19, 2009