I've noticed on a lot of questions that whenever someone asks a question about paganism, including paganism, hinting at paganism, someone always starts up with something along the lines of "it's satanism"..... I'm honestly curious about this, I mean, pagans don't believe in satan so there's no chance of worshiping him, it would be like a christian worshiping count chocula or the trix rabbit, ridiculous, right? So why is there always someone (usually a fanatic christian I assume) who tries to throw satan into the mix? Is it just something that they use to make them feel superior? What's the deal???
Asked by Anonymous at 1:46 AM on Jun. 18, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by RhondaVeggie at 9:11 PM on Jun. 18, 2010
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:50 AM on Jun. 18, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 AM on Jun. 18, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:57 AM on Jun. 18, 2010
LOL Oh, I know I am... It's everyone else who is a little warped about their views. I loved the Q a couple days ago about what paths ppl have walked- And, in all honesty, it revealed that the seeking nature of people leads them into religions that they are ill equipped to A) understand B) accept C) rationalize... Which is precisely the reason that I chose to educate myself regarding this multifaceted stone ppl call religion- But, since I don't actually believe in any of it, no one accepts that I may just know what I am talking about.
It is sad when an Atheist knows more about the religion than the one practicing it.
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:58 AM on Jun. 18, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:05 AM on Jun. 18, 2010
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 2:09 AM on Jun. 18, 2010
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 2:10 AM on Jun. 18, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:22 AM on Jun. 18, 2010
It's because the Christian faith believes that to worship any deity other than their God is by default the worship of satan. When people specifically attach witchcraft to satanism, they don't understand that witchcraft is a practice that needs no connection to any religion. I think these instances where pagans are being told they are following satan are due to either my first point or because they just lack knowledge of paganism, witchcraft, and satanism.
Answer by KelleyP77 at 2:44 AM on Jun. 18, 2010