I don't have much understanding of what pagans believe--I always thought it either meant you weren't religious but weren't atheist. But lately I am hearing a lot of different things and I am just curious. What exactly is the believe that unites pagans and I am also curious as to what leads people into this religion and why?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Oct. 24, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Amaranth361 at 1:11 PM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by outstandingLove at 1:19 PM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by nysa00 at 1:31 PM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by nysa00 at 1:35 PM on Oct. 24, 2009
And here's where you start running into that umbrella term problem. I am lumped in with Pagans whether I want to be or not. The vast majority of the tenets of my faith are alien to those of most neopagan religions. Even the aspects that deal with nature are only barely similar to noepagans, and it's hardly a crunchy granola type of faith. In many cases, neopaganism and heathenry are at odds, but by virtue of not being Christian, Jewish or Muslim, we are all part of the same "religion" to the eyes of those looking in (or those on the inside wishing to pad their numbers).
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:59 PM on Oct. 24, 2009
Though people will call anyone in this day and age a "Neo Pagan", it is simply not true for some people. Many people have been Pagan their whole lives, as their beliefs were passed from generation to generation. Now, a person who is NEW to Pganism can rightly be called a Neo-Pagan.
There is nothing "new" about following traditions of old.
I was not led to Paganism. As far as what I believe, I posted that in another thread.
Answer by NightPhoenix at 3:05 PM on Oct. 24, 2009