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What is Pagan?

I really have no idea.


Asked by Noosa at 10:32 PM on Dec. 28, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Nope, Shaneagle, try again.

    Do you know what the literal definition of the term "Pagan" is? "Earth dweller" or "Of the soil" It refers to farmers, basically. Tillers of the earth. They worked closely with nature and recognized the patterns. They learned to celebrate the turning of the wheel of the seasons and thank the God and the Goddess for every successful stage in the planting/growing/harvesting cycle. And Pagan practice has been around for MUCH longer than recorded Christianity, m'dear. Pagan practice of magick has been around since the cave dwellers and the belief and practice of the Old Religion was largely demonized by the Catholic Church (much different than it is today) and King James.

    Answer by PaganMommy04 at 12:28 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • What are biblical Pagans?

    People who don't practice the same religion as Shane.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:33 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Pagan is a general term to describe non-abrahamic religions... so basically not jewish, christian or islamic. People who describe themselves as a Pagan in general are polytheists and practice earth based spirituality.

    Answer by MamaJasmine at 10:44 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • The term "Pagan" means simply "country dweller" and was used to describe anyone who didn't live and worship in the accepted way of the cityfolk (the Romans). It expanded after that to become a generic, catchall term for any non-Abrahamic religion (not Christian, Jewish or Muslim). Therefore, technically Hindi, Buddhist, Wiccan, strega, shaman and any OTHER religion other than the previously mentioned three are all "Pagan".

    Answer by geminilove at 11:24 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • google it.... you'll get a 1,000 different answers ;o)


    Answer by Crafty26 at 10:34 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Ok I have to ask......Biblical Pagans? What are biblical Pagans?

    Answer by pnwmom at 1:06 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • OK...this is from a pagan humor site...but contains some kernels of truth:

    Field Guide To NeoPaganism

    And if you're a SciFi fan:

    Star Trek Guide to Neo-Paganism


    Answer by MamaK88 at 2:00 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Come on now shaneagle. Remember we all can not and should not believe the same way.

    Answer by pnwmom at 2:46 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Me

    I honor the Lord AND the Lady.
    I honor and work with the Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit.
    I celebrate the Phases of the Moon and the Sabbats.
    I work spells and prayers into everything I make and do.
    ...and much more...

    But that's just me. Pagans come in every shape and size.

    Answer by MamaK88 at 1:56 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • I thought I saw a pagan on here describe it as anyone who doesn't believe in the God of Abraham

    Answer by -Eilish- at 3:44 PM on Dec. 29, 2010