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What's a pagan?

Don't want to be naive but I don'know anything about it just wondering.

 
mommom2000

Asked by mommom2000 at 9:45 PM on May. 5, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Pagan is a very umbrella term. In general it refers to someone who is not on an Abrahamic Path (Islam, Judaism, Christianity). However, when you hear someone use the term Pagan to describe their religious beliefs, the meaning changes a little. In general, when someone uses the term Pagan to describe their believes it means they follow a path which can either be directly linked to or that is a religion which predates Christianity - although they don't all fit that definition. Mostly we are poly- or duel-theistic. Nature loving or honoring. And a Pagan may or may not practice magick/witchcraft. For most it's a very eclectic path. The most common Pagan paths are Wicca, Asrtau, and Druidism. Although most non-Pagans are more familiar with Hellenism or Roman/Greek myth based belief systems.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:45 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • A person that believes in the all natural healing through the earth.
    A witch or wizard can be a pagean.
    They heal with stones...crystals,amethysts etc.
    I'm sure theres more to it, but thats all I really know.
    My mom is a pagean (witch).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:59 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • Simply put, a pagan refers to anyone who does not follow the Abrahamic God (Christian, Jew, Muslim). It is an umbrella term.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • It depends on how you use it. In the broad (and usually meant to be demeaning) sense of the term, it's anyone who doesn't worship God, as anon :02 stated. Paganism as a relgiion, though, generally refers to an earth- / nature-based, polytheistic spirituality.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 10:09 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • Paganism is an Umbrella term used for religious beliefs that do not follow Christianity, Jewish or Muslim religions.
    As with the (ex) Christian religion having many demonations to it, so does Paganism...
    A few are as follows...
    Wicca
    Druid
    Hindu
    these are just 3 of many, many different religions that fall under the umbrella term of Paganism...
    gmasboy

    Answer by gmasboy at 10:10 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • Pagan:
    1. An adherent of a polytheistic religion in antiquity, especially when viewed in contrast to an adherent of a monotheistic religion.
    2. A Neopagan.
    3. Offensive:
    a. One who has no religion.
    b. An adherent of a religion other than Judaism, Christianity, or Islam.
    4. A hedonist.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 PM on May. 5, 2010

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    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 1:00 PM on May. 7, 2010

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