I looked it up but hardly understood it. What do they believe in? I'm so confused!
Asked by Anonymous at 2:18 AM on Jun. 3, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by pnwmom at 2:44 AM on Jun. 3, 2009
That could be because definition of Paganism is any religion that is not Judeo/Christian, one who does not worship the God of Abraham.
Answer by pnwmom at 2:39 AM on Jun. 3, 2009
Answer by pagan_mama at 9:32 AM on Jun. 3, 2009
Answer by Nzumbe at 11:48 AM on Jun. 3, 2009
Answer by mtnmama111 at 12:30 PM on Jun. 3, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:35 PM on Jun. 3, 2009
While Paganism is technically anything that's not an Abrahamic religion (Judism, Christianity, Islam...) I am thinking that you were looking for an answer about what those of us that generally call ourselves Pagan believe. Many of us answer the question "What is your religion?" with answers ranging from just Pagan to Eclectic Pagan Witch to Eclectic Pagan Witch w/ a pull to the Celtic Gods... Each of those answers can have any number of beliefs tied to them. Generally when you find someone that belongs to a spacific path, such as Wicca, They will simply say "I'm Wiccan". I do not fall to any one path but I am Pagan and I do practice both ritual and daily magick, so I am also a witch. This makes me an Eclectic pagan witch.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:57 PM on Jun. 3, 2009
In general those that call them selves Pagan in stead of Buddhist or Taoist fall in to categories like mine. None of us believe the same as the others. But at the core out beliefs are similar. I would feel free to say that we all believe in Gods & Goddesses, many or few. Some believe in one energy that is both and others believe there are more than we could ever imagine...
We also tend to share the belief that the earth is a special gift and that it's our job to care for it and respect it. We all mostly hold a belief in Karma, and some reincarnation.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:58 PM on Jun. 3, 2009
In truth if you ask 12 different pagans what a pagan is you will get 13 different answers. The best general Pagan artical I can send you to (because there isn't really enough room here) is http://www.paganspath.com/magik/pagan.htm If you read that it should make some sence to you. It's all really general and very well written. I would also encourage you to look around the site and see what else you may learn.
And if all fails keep asking questions!
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:59 PM on Jun. 3, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:11 PM on Jun. 3, 2009