Asked by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on Jun. 5, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by outstandingLove at 6:44 PM on Jun. 5, 2009
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:44 PM on Jun. 5, 2009
Pagan is an umbrella term that covers a LOT of religious beliefs. It's broadest definition is any religion that isn't Judaism, Christianity, or Islam. Wicca is a particular religion under that umbrella, and it has a particular belief structure and practices associated with it.
Wiccans, Celtic Recons, Asatruar, Hellenic Pagans, etc etc are all Pagans even though they have very different theologies and practices. Here is a great article explaining Paganism.
Answer by Collinsky at 6:46 PM on Jun. 5, 2009
"Wicca is to Paganism what Catholicism is to Christianity"
"All Wiccans are Pagan. But not all Pagans are wiccan."
I like these phrases. They sum things up beautifully. But yeah, as others have said Pagan is a blanket term used to describe belief systems that are not Christianity, Judaism, or Islam. There are many different belief systems that are included under that umbrella. Wicca is one of them.
I'm fairly new to the study of Wicca specifically and of Paganism in general so I can't explain it as well as others probably can.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 6:57 PM on Jun. 5, 2009
Answer by PROGENITOR at 7:15 PM on Jun. 5, 2009
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:31 PM on Jun. 5, 2009
Answer by Collinsky at 7:56 PM on Jun. 5, 2009
Answer by lighthousemom3 at 8:22 PM on Jun. 5, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 8:34 PM on Jun. 5, 2009