Characterizing Pagan Religions Essays

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Let’s first start by defining Paganism. Paganism: the simplest way to describe Paganism is that Paganism is a religion of place or a native religion, for example the Native American's religion is Pagan, and also Hinduism is one religion within the Paganism religions. ("What is paganism?" ) All Pagan religions are characterized by a connection and reverence for nature, and usually have many Gods and/or Goddesses.
Paganism is a religion of nature, in other words Pagans feel deep respect for Nature. Pagans see the divine as existence in life and the universe; in every living thing, every animal, plant, earth and man and woman, in the dark side of life as much as in the light. Pagans live their lives in tune with the cycles of nature; the …show more content…

One first-hand account is that of someone that could be said to have been born into Paganism, myself. I feel that although I do consider myself Wiccan, am not technically a Witch, but more spiritual and nature bound. I come from a long line of woman healers and herbalists leading as far back as at least ten generations of Pagans, as well as countless generations of Gypsies. My ancestors are mixed from Irish, Cherokee, Roman, Swedish, and quite a few more. My personal attitude is simple; hold all sacred. And I do follow The Wiccan Rede.

Cassondra P., a self-proclaimed Wiccan since she was a teen, and a personal friend of mine, stated, “As a Christian, I just started not to feel “right”, I was uncomfortable, and felt as though something was missing, and then I found it in the Wiccan religion” Mags T., a 68 year old woman who was raised in a Catholic household and is currently a High Priestess in my local coven, as well as a teacher of Wicca stated, (in reference to all being sinners) “I always wondered, how can a baby be born a sinner?”
Why, if God is truly all loving, are we supposed to fear him? Why does a god that wants us to love allow hate, murder and war? This God that loves all his children allows entire countries to starve, and wither away. No one has an answer I can agree with. Lacking any real satisfactory answers, I began to question the differences of my own beliefs and feelings in Christianity, to

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