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History records that worship of many gods, goddesses, and deities was viewed by people as important in worship. It was thought that everything had a spirit and was polytheistic, so people had gods and goddesses of the forest, sea, and all aspects of nature.

When the civilizations began to change and develop, the gods grew and changed with the people as they began to acquire gods of their occupations, or gods relevant to their village life. The old gods remained, but were changed or conformed to the changing lives of the people. Gods played an important role in every aspect of society influencing everything from laws and customs to general workings of the community. Reincarnation (rebirth of the body into another bodily form) was believed by the people, but they did not believe in the existence of heaven and hell.

Today, Paganism (neo-paganism) celebrates the Earth, living creatures, nature, and so on. Most modern-day pagans believe in more than one god, while others are atheistic.

American pagans practice a variety of forms of traditions, but the most popular are Celtic, Greco-Roman, Native American, ancient Egyptian, and Norse.
Kabbalah: During the Middle Ages, this Jewish mystical and magical system developed.
Shamanism: This tradition is practiced by the Native American cultures. Drumming is the technique used, and in traditional societies, the shaman travels to the spirit realm to gain information regarding the community’s needs like healing or spiritual growth.
Egyptian: This is very popular today, and involves complex spiritual and magical systems centering on death and rebirth. It developed in ancient Egypt when priestesses and priests became known for their level of knowledge and skill in magical arts.
Druidism: The original Druids were priestesses and part of the judicial class of the ancient Celts.
Discordianism: This began as a Buddhist practice with the main idea being “existence is orderly chaos.” Meditative procedures, confusion and enlightenment, chaos and order, pain and pleasure are revealed as inseparable parts of a total vision of reality

Biblical Christianity professes one God, where paganism often teaches many or no god.


Biblical Christianity teaches that the Bible contains God’s words and message to mankind. It is infallible and inerrant. Paganism does not have one main religious text or set of beliefs to follow.


Biblical Christianity teaches that Jesus, God’s Son, came to earth as a baby, died on the cross as an adult for the sin of the whole world, and rose to life again. Some pagans believe in Jesus as one of the gods, but do not put significance in Him as Christians do.
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You should put a link to your sources, as I highly doubt you wrote that all by yourself.
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where my goat leggings. And drugs.
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WhatThe wrote:where my goat leggings. And drugs.
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normaM wrote:
WhatThe wrote:where my goat leggings. And drugs.
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Mr Danksworth wrote:You should put a link to your sources, as I highly doubt you wrote that all by yourself.



i just googled paganism
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westsidebud wrote:
Mr Danksworth wrote:You should put a link to your sources, as I highly doubt you wrote that all by yourself.



i just googled paganism

You can ask anything you want - when you get the snot-o-gram- Link your source/or go google do google " we who think we are too smart for our pants" you'll not be surprised who's names come up.
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westsidebud wrote:
Mr Danksworth wrote:You should put a link to your sources, as I highly doubt you wrote that all by yourself.



i just googled paganism


That's obvious. I'm pretty sure the protocol when cut/copying off the web is to put quote marks around the copied text and to put a link to the original webpage.
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My wife is pagan...

I've been observing the behaviour, rituals and mating practises for quite sometime now.

Questions?
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Hellomynameis wrote:My wife is pagan...

I've been observing the behaviour, rituals and mating practises for quite sometime now.

Questions?



Got any pics?
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Queen K wrote:
Hellomynameis wrote:My wife is pagan...

I've been observing the behaviour, rituals and mating practises for quite sometime now.

Questions?



Got any pics?


Yes.
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Hellomynameis wrote:
Queen K wrote:
Hellomynameis wrote:My wife is pagan...

I've been observing the behaviour, rituals and mating practises for quite sometime now.

Questions?



Got any pics?


Yes.


Soo....
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How far back does, for simplicities sake, does religion(the belief in gods,deities, creators) go?
Could religion be viewed as a "mechanism" that helped our ancesters ( 10,20,30'000 years ago) cope with the irrational and inexplainable? We still struggle today with the irrational and unexplainable, however, what we can explain in simple scientific terms now, our distant ancestors rationalized a sudden tornado that destroyed their village quite differently.
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Hellow from the other side, I too am a pagan. But I DO NOT BELIEVE IN STUCTURE IN RELIOGION. I do believe in though of the consciece. What makes you whole? The believed that have over take and contolied the eatrh are vantiiangulism. I believe in trust, Always always will. Sorry your structures and hate are so sad, I am for a different belief, Earth to you, and my god to ya all.
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Hellomynameis wrote:My wife is pagan...

I've been observing the behaviour, rituals and mating practises for quite sometime now.

Questions?

Oh good, someone in the know for a change. :D

Curiosity sake, what's the difference between something like paganism and wicca or witchcraft?

And one thing I've never really had clarified, is there a difference between wicca and witchcraft or is it the same thing?
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