Being a pagan doesn’t mean your into devil worshiping. Many christian concepts were taken from the pagans. What religion was Jesus ? He certainly wasn’t a christian, because he was the Christ. Many people don’t know that Christ’s birthday wasn’t Dec. 25, it was moved to coincide with the pagan tradition of celebrating the winter solstice Dec. 21 or there about. Has anyone noticed that the spell checker comes up if you don’t spell Christ with a capitol C? SPOOKY!
It that way cause…
noo, you right you right… I sorry
He is Jewish.
ignorant people usually i.e. most christians
I have no idea. Paganism is such a peace-loving and friendly religion.
I see nothing wrong with it.
I don’t think paganism is particularly bad. And I agree that Christianity has borrowed heavily from paganism.
On the other hand what’s good about being a pagan? Is it not just an older form of superstition?
Allot are taught that…
Paganism (from Latin paganus, meaning “country dweller, rustic”) is the blanket term given to describe religions and spiritual practices of pre-Christian Europe, and by extension a term for polytheistic traditions or folk religion worldwide seen from a Western or Christian viewpoint. The term has various different meanings, though, from a Western perspective, it has modern connotations of a faith that has polytheistic,spiritualist, animistic or shamanic practices, such as a folk religion, historical polytheistic or neopagan religion.
The term has been defined broadly, to encompass all of the religions outside the Abrahamic monotheistic group of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The group so defined includes most of the Eastern religions, Native American religions and mythologies, as well as non-Abrahamic ethnic religions in general. More narrow definitions will not include any of the world religions and restrict the term to local or rural currents not organized as civil religions. Characteristic of pagan traditions is the absence of proselytism and the presence of a living mythology which explains religious practice.
The term “pagan” is a Christian adaptation of the “gentile” of Judaism, and as such has an inherent Abrahamic bias, and pejorative connotations among Western monotheists, comparable to heathen, and infidel, mushrik and kafir (ÙƒØ§ÙØ±) in Islam. For this reason, ethnologists avoid the term “paganism,” with its uncertain and varied meanings, in referring to traditional or historic faiths, preferring more precise categories such as polytheism, shamanism, pantheism, or animism; however others criticise the use of these terms, claiming that these are only aspects that different faiths may share and do not denote the religions themselves.
Let me start by saying, Jesus was a Jew. But, it is true that some paganism has bled into Christianity over the centuries. All religions barrow from one another. This is historical fact. The word pagan is a word that simply means country dweller. It has been demonized by the Church for much too long. The best way to defeat your enemy is to spread lies about them. So they did this by accusing them of devil worship, human sacrifice and any other horrific act that would keep their followers from leaving them for a pagan belief. God Bless! +?+
Jesus was a Jew. Possibly an early follower of the schism led by John (the Baptist).
Pagans were mistreated by the church when it started to become more of a business than a religion. Anyone refusing to convert was punished. The stigma has remained in predominately Christian societies.
The Microsoft paperclip that edits my work is actually a practicing Zoroastrian so he doesn’t mind “christ” with a lower case “c”.
I’ve learned that no matter what you are, or what you do, or what you believe, there is going to be someone else who doesn’t like it.
There are always going to be lacks of understanding, misinformation, and just outright prejudices. We are just too diverse.
Honestly I don’t fault anyone for not liking Paganism as they are entitled to their view. As long as they don’t interfere with my rights to practice and believe as I do.
I don’t think being a Pagan is bad. At least the Pagans don’t try to shove their beliefs down my throat. I like Pagans.
Jesus was a Jew.
He wasn’t any Christ. Christ comes from the Greek word Cristos/Kristos which means anointed an Jesus was never anointed in the proper manner according to Jewish Law as all Kings and Prophets had to be. His followers tacked on that Christ to turn him into a deity along with mistranslating and manipulating every messianic prophecy in the Torah/Tanach (Christian old testament) to make them all point to Jesus as the Messiah, and even taking some out of context to suit their purpose.
Jesus was a mortal man, not God, not the son of God, not the promised Messiah, and he’s no savior God condemned human sacrifice Jesus didn’t die to save anyone from their sins let alone all of mankind.
The Christians don’t want to know the truth of all the Paganism in Christianity.
Son of God – what’s the point of the cut & paste? Can’t come up with your own thoughts/words to answer such a question?
I agree with MSB. Because humans are so diverse – there’s just no way to please everyone.
And there will always be some who are very vocal about what they disagree with. It just seems some folks would rather create chaos instead of contributing to peace. (Don’t we all know at least one person in our lives who seems to thrive on chaos, drama, creating problems for themselves, and then whining about it to anyone who will listen?)
Instead of standing on their own religious values alone and presenting such, Christianity in general seems to feel the need to spread misinformation and outright lies about any non-Christian spirituality. To keep their followers? I dunno. I really don’t understand the purpose. But we have to keep this in mind – some folks are simply conditioned much of their lives as to what their church deems “evil”. Some simply believe what the Bible says – instead of taking all facts and their own observations into consideration and forming their own opinions. And yeah – considering Jesus wasn’t Christian because Christianity didn’t yet exist then – I often wonder where Christianity gets some of the stuff they say about Jesus.
Luckily, not all Christians choose to remain willfully ignorant and many can understand that being educated in or at least tolerant of the ways of others does not mean they are betraying their own faith. We have to give kudos to them.
1. In order to seize power and wealth, xians decided
to demonize all other religions and then to mass-murder
them and burn their temples… naturally they must
still say that pagans were evil, to make it look like
killing us was right, and keep people from realizing
that their religion is false and all they ever wanted
was power and wealth.
2. Besides, putting other people down makes losers
feel more powerful.
The duealist mindset believes there are only two alternatives – therefore it they are Good Xians therefore anyone not Xian _have_ to be evil.
Others just consider anything that existed before Xianity is inferior and still evil.
Unfortunately it is useless to try & debate fact to folks who are quite comfortable thinking like this.
xtinas think being non-xtian is bad, no matter who are you, even atheists are bad, despite they don’t worship anybody.Even different sects of Christianity hate each other, so what do you want from them?