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"Pagan" isn't a religion. It was a term originally used by the Christian church to refer to non-Judeo Christian polytheistic religions.

There are literally hundreds of pagan religions, usually aligned with nature or the celebration of the seasons.

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And what is your opinion on them?
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Depends on which. Most of them are harmless nature fans who believe in letting others be.
But the traditions vary wildly. A Forn Sed believes very different things than a Celtic pagan.
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How about Egyptian?
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Pretty fascinating. A very complex belief system focusing on their pharaoh as a conduit of the gods and preparation for the afterlife. Like most ancient religions (including the Hebrew religion which was originally an offshoot of the Canaanite religion), their gods were mainly avatars of specific aspects of nature or life.
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Paganism is the broad term used to describe any religion or belief that is not Christian, Jewish or Muslim.
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Star skeptic.
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I do not care... well you asked.

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Devil worship.

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Not so.
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Why not Angel worship? Isn't it possible that angels came down and humans thought they were gods?
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Pagan religions vary so widely in their practices and beliefs, it is not accurate to lump them as one. But then again, James, your predictably Christian narrow mindedness won't allow you to see it otherwise. It's your way or the wrong way. You represent everything that is wrong with religion.
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They'd have to believe in the devil to worship it. The devil is Judeo-Christian mythology.
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if you worship anybody other than the true God, then you worship satan, weather you know it or not. Christians aren't narrow minded, they just know that they have found the truth, so they stop searching for something to fill the void. we are open minded to learning new things because there is always more to discover, but we don't have to be open minded to religion. we have a relationship with God and that's all we need.
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The definition of closed minded is when you refuse to change your mind about something no matter what evidence you're shown. That defines a great majority of religious believers.

That you think you've found truth doesn't make you any different than a believer in any other religion.

And no, you can't worship something by default. Worship is an ACT that requires deliberate dedication to said object.
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Against it. They worship other gods besides the One True God

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Funny, they think the same of you.
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'They' are going extinct.
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God is the only true god and all the others are just made up and powerless!
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Depends on the tradition.

And correctness of an idea has nothing to do with its popularity. The reason pagan traditions disappeared in most places is because the followers of the Abrahamic religions either exterminated them or forced them to convert at sword point.
Many traditions are seeing a resurgence now.
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Every religion says their god or gods is real and others are invented. None of you can prove it.
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Mariah " just made up and powerless" is true of ALL gods when you get right down to it.
If you have faith then you do not think so. Do not be so judgmental about others who do not believe the same as you do.
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what ever. believe what you want. i have experienced my God, heard his voice and had prayers answered by him. he's my best friend and i know that he is real and true. you will see someday too.
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it is only right to be judgmental of a lie.
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Mariah: I have too. But unless we have proof, they're more than likely not going to accept it.
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He is real and true for YOU and others who believe the same as you.........not for everyone. Please keep an open mind. Most people do ya know. That is how the world gets along, by respecting others.
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Anyone can say that what you believe is a lie as well. Just because you believe it does not make it true for everyone.
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It is NEVER right to be judgmental of anyone, EVER. It's not your place to judge, EVER. It's your gods place to do that and I don't think he appreciates all the micro managing going on. He did not delegate ANY judging decisions to people. You say you know your god, then act like it. Don't be judgmental of ANYONE, ACCEPT and LOVE all but ESPECIALLY those who believe differently than you. THAT is your god and Jesus' message, it's not up to you to reinterpret it to fit accordingly to what you want to believe.
ALL mythology was religion at some point in the history of mankind.
Don't be so self righteous! I don't think you'll be rewarded for doing EXACTLY what your religion says you shouldn't.
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do you even know the difference between speaking out against lies and judging? i am not judging the people. i am opposing the lies.
just as my favorite scripture passage says:

Matthew 28:18-20

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
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We're opposing lies too- like the lie that your god exists.
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then how did this world get here? this universe that's so big that the most brilliant minds in all of humanity couldn't even begin to scratch the surface of? a random, mindless explosion? i don't think so!
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I think the term is used to describe any religion that is not your own. A form of self validation by invalidating everyone else. I think it is a hypocrisy.

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Okay, what is your opinion on the religions that believe in Odin, Zeus, Marduk, Ra, etc.
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I am sure that those who practiced them had the same amount of faith, zeal, and even fanaticism as those who practice modern religions these days.
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Pagan is a general term for many religions that are not based in one true God. Most are very peaceful and nature based. I have a friend or two who are wiccan and they are lovely people who believe in being at peace with nature and other people.

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Did you have a specific one in mind or just Pagans in general? Paganism at it's most basic simply means one who follows a non-Abrahamic religion. So as was mentioned there are literally hundreds of different Pagan religions/paths, especially if you take Eclecticism into account.

In any case people should be free to choose their own path, so if being Pagan suits them, then there nothing wrong with that.

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I don't care. I'm not going to practice their beliefs but that doesn't mean other people can't.

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Pagan religions make just as much sense as any monotheistic religion. Of course all of the Christian dogmatists will provide illogical reasons trying to debunk all other religions, and assert that their god is the only true one. In my opinion, they're all far fetched and a waste of my time.

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Obviously you don't understand the expression "waste of time" or you wouldn't waste your time putting in your 2 cents
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Theres only one God that can forgive mankind for his sins
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No point in commenting here. It has already been a waste of his time. Where it was a valid use of time to write out the initial statement. I welcome you to view my profile though.
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It's a waste of my time to practice the religion, not to state my opinion regarding them.
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that's where you're wrong! true Christians do not "practice a religion" we have a relationship with the creator of the universe, we live our lives according to our God given destiny.
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Anything that does not recognize that Jesus came in flesh and died for the sins of the world. He then arose after 3 days and will return at the 2 nd coming.

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Not accurate. Muslims and Hindus among others, do not see Jesus in this way and are not Pagans.
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Well if you want to be technical... Most denominations of Christianity ARE pagan... Christmas is a pagan holiday. Easter is a pagan holiday. So are most holidays that people of different religions celebrate. So if you don't like religions that are pagans look for the ones that don't participate in pagan celebrations.

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Christianity has pagan roots, plain and simple. It's older then Christianity, and the church stuck with some of the old ways to try and make it easier to get people to convert to Christianity.
The only true evil people I know are not pagan, Wiccan, or even Satanists (self worship has nothing to do with worshiping satan or demons google if you don't believe me), they are the self righteous.

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Christian traditions and people may adopt adapted pagan culture but the bible doesn't contain those "roots" that you mentioned. In fact Judaism is one of, if not, the oldest organized religions on the planet. That is only if you do not believe in the bible, but if you do then you would find that it is, in fact, the first religion
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Nope sorry, there are many religions that are older than Christianity. The roots I speak of are symbolic. Easter eggs for example. Or the "Christmas" tree, which long before Christianity came around was called the Yule tree. Or how about Winter Solstice...the solstice celebrations go way WAY back.
Think larger than America, religion very much predates Christianity.
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Christianity doesn't have pagan ROOTS at all. False Christianity does though.. The Christmas... The Easter... All pagan, even birthdays, but early Christians didnt celebrate those things, they were adapted into this so called "Christianity" people have today, which is not true Christianity.
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Wow. Delusional much.
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To me, Pagans are people who seek power to solve their problems using any manner other than the God of the Holy Bible. They are those who prefer to call on "the created"for help, rather than "The Creator". Best Wishes! Beth

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I don't care. People can believe what ever they want we will never know the truth in the end.

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No one religion is more or less valid than any other, but in the eyes of their respective believers, each religion is the One True Faith. All deserve equal respect.

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Paganism is the broad term used to describe any religion or belief that is not Christian, Jewish or Muslim.

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As already pointed out, pegan is a broad term. But my opinion of this wide, diverse group of people is, that they are doing their best to understand the Almighty, just as I am (as a Christian). God bless.

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I see pagans in general as a little backwards (no offense) since most of paganism was explanations for what goes on in nature and worships of the "Gods" that control those processes. Now that we have science to back up nature paganism, in and of itself, has become obsolete. Besides that I could care less what others believe. As long as they are not spewing ignorance

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