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Old 07-22-2008, 04:30 AM
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are there any pagans here? I'm very interested in the religion and/or practice. I've joined a forum called "The Cauldron" and I hope to learn about it. I was hoping there's at least someone here that can educate me on it from their perspective instead of googling it because the internet can be wrong sometimes.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:15 AM
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I dated a couple of Pagans.

Basically, it's a female driven, earth based religous beief.

Here's a link with more info.
http://www.paganfaith.com/
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:33 AM
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I have quite a few friends who are pagan, although I, myself, am not of any particular religious belief. Yet, I think pastafarians are pretty cool!

Pagans seem to be pretty nice folks. They are, in many ways, a "green" religion that seems to respect the Earth a little more than those of the whole judeo/christian persuasion. Which is really odd, when you think about it, because I remember that in the christian Bible, God told us we were the "lords of creation"... so we were in charge.

Seems like that religion has been falling down on the job.

They also have a belief that whatever good/bad you do to others, will come back to you in the end, usually in some magnifies form. (Which is something I like... it fosters personal responsibility for actions.)

But, don't go into Wicca thinking that it's going to be all beer and skittles... like any group, it attracts some very unattractive, socially inept types. (As do the mainstream religions, as does science fiction fandom, as do most social groups of any kind.)
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Good points Fan, but it has many more good things going for it as a faith.
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I'm not a practicing pagan, but I'm making sure to teach The Boy to love Mother Earth. When he sees garbage on the ground he tells me, "That hurts Mudder Ert" and picks it up and throws it out. Awwww.
Off all the religions I've checked out, paganism is one of the best. Have fun exploring - and check out Cunningham's books.
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Nice words there jer!!
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I always admire thier views on mother earth . Its nice to see a different perspective
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Hi, MPQ. I've known some Pagans in my time. I'm almost completely areligious - in the sense I'm indifferent to religion. But if I had to pick one, that'd be it.

There are some good books out there that have been recommended to me, such as "Witches, Pagans and Magic in the New Age" - it does a pretty good job of covering the general evolution of paganism and its state at the time of writing.

Of course, there are some unedited comments from my pagan friends, one of whom once referred to the Wiccan Church of Canada (WCC) as a "social disease of the month club". As with any faith, there are differing interpretations...

And you'll find many different types, as with any social group.
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Alot of nice comments!
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I have quite a few friends who are pagan, although I, myself, am not of any particular religious belief. Yet, I think pastafarians are pretty cool!

Pagans seem to be pretty nice folks. They are, in many ways, a "green" religion that seems to respect the Earth a little more than those of the whole judeo/christian persuasion. Which is really odd, when you think about it, because I remember that in the christian Bible, God told us we were the "lords of creation"... so we were in charge.

Seems like that religion has been falling down on the job.

They also have a belief that whatever good/bad you do to others, will come back to you in the end, usually in some magnifies form. (Which is something I like... it fosters personal responsibility for actions.)

But, don't go into Wicca thinking that it's going to be all beer and skittles... like any group, it attracts some very unattractive, socially inept types. (As do the mainstream religions, as does science fiction fandom, as do most social groups of any kind.)
Good point about being lords of creation. There are different degrees of commitment from any group though and the grrenies is a far more extremist view.

It appears less so due to people buying the global warming hype.

All the major bodies show that the world has not warmed in ten years and yet people have believed in gw long enough that they won't let go easily.
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