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Teaching a religion (pagan)

Is there a good place or website to find out about the diffrent pagan paths? Even better one that teaches it and tells you how to teach it to children?
I my self am athiest, but my children want a nice peacful religion, so I thought that the earth religions would be best. I will of course have them look at what they want to follow and no pick one for them, but they have already voiced that religion should be peacful and they do not feel like they could get that from christianity.
Any help you can offer would be great.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:20 AM on May. 30, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I'm not sure if you do, but many people consider Buddhism a Pagan religion. It's also atheistic, so it may be easier for you to relate to, as well.

    Unfortunately, finding a good website in English to help teach kids about it is hard to find. But, if you want to look into it, www.gakkaionline.net/kids & www.buddhanet.net are good places to start. Many Buddhist Temples also offer intro courses for both kids & adults with most offering a laundry list of classes in everything from Chinese language to martial arts to meditation.
    Laura1229

    Answer by Laura1229 at 10:30 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • Here is a website that may help.


    Good Luck to you and I hope your children find what they seek...


    http://www.angelfire.com/on/Wodensharrow/worldlinks.html

    gmasboy

    Answer by gmasboy at 10:37 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • How old are your children? I agree with the above suggestion that you might want to introduce them to Buddhism (which can be a religion or a philosophy depending on the practice) as well as Paganism. I know there are a few good websites that I can't come up with at this moment, but knowing how old your children are might help us direct you to the best resources.
    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 10:47 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • There a a few child friendly pagan websites. One that I love is pookapages. It's free to sign up there. another one is pagan moonbeams.

    http://www.pookapages.com/
    http://paganmoonbeams.com/pdfs/MBApr_May09.pdf

    Also I have a parenting column in the magazine Ye Olde Witches Brew in case you'd like to check that out. I deal with various spiritual and social issues relating to Pagan Parenting.This is a link to an article on introducing the Goddess into your children's lives. My children refer to her as "Mother Nature".
    http://yeoldewitchesbrewmagazine.presspublisher.us/articles/Beginning_the_Journey_09,1,08,10,09,36
    It's free to subscribe.

    Hope this helps, if you have any other questions, feel free to send a message and if I can find any other information i will gladly forward it to you. :)

    Bright Blessings!
    Barb(aka Dragonfly)
    CinderAmethyst

    Answer by CinderAmethyst at 10:52 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:54 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • oh wow sabrina!!! I didn't know all those sites existed!!! I only found the couple of sites from paganspace and a discussion i was on there a few months ago. I'll have to check those out too!
    CinderAmethyst

    Answer by CinderAmethyst at 11:12 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • Thank you all for the sites I will definatly look into them. My oldest is soon to be 7 and has told be that fairies and goddesses and gods are real so Buddhism is probably not what she wants the others are youn yet and really are more worried on if they get to go outside and if there are any new strawberries to pick and eat outside.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:19 AM on May. 30, 2009

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