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Old 01-21-2008, 08:14 AM
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Default Why doesn't anyone like Pagans?

Why doesn't anyone like the people who worship the many gods they think are devoted to Earth? I think they have the most realistic view on the world and all it's problems. Simple. Man did it :p


And for the argument, "They don't worship a God", they go, it's called Mother Earth

They think that the world was born from the Mother and then she gave birth to all life on Earth and so on. I think it's a little bit better than some other theories, not necessarily true, but they tell us to respect the Earth and not to abuse it, like so many of us are doing now.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:47 PM
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Default Re: Why doesn't anyone like Pagans?

Well, um... That's a toughie.

Some people think they just have to hang out with people from their religion. I know that some Jews don't like us Christians enough to try and save our, qoute, sorry souls. I know religion shouldn't take people apart that were meant to be close friends, rather to share with one another.

I for one would like to hang out with a pagan (hopefully my age, I'm not good with grown-ups>.>).
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Well, um... That's a toughie.

Some people think they just have to hang out with people from their religion. I know that some Jews don't like us Christians enough to try and save our, qoute, sorry souls. I know religion shouldn't take people apart that were meant to be close friends, rather to share with one another.

I for one would like to hang out with a pagan (hopefully my age, I'm not good with grown-ups>.>).
Don't want to create a religious debate, but isn't it mostly the Christians who say things like that to homosexuals and atheists? I've never heard of a Jew saying it to a Christian.. aren't they roughly, very roughly the same kind of worship?

Anyway, I'm all for Pagans, but I don't discriminate religions. Most of my friends are Christians anyway, we just don't talk about our beliefs much. And when we do, we're able to have civilised discussions and we're still the best of friends afterwards.
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:04 PM
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Default Re: Why doesn't anyone like Pagans?

Generalizing with the word 'anyone' can be almost taken as an insult. The thread title makes it seem that you actually have proof that no one likes paganism.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:06 PM
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Well, um... That's a toughie.

Some people think they just have to hang out with people from their religion. I know that some Jews don't like us Christians enough to try and save our, qoute, sorry souls. I know religion shouldn't take people apart that were meant to be close friends, rather to share with one another.

I for one would like to hang out with a pagan (hopefully my age, I'm not good with grown-ups>.>).
Well this is a respectable statement... Who exactly are you quoting here?

Stormdancer94: Who hates pagans?
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Default Re: Why doesn't anyone like Pagans?

Christians, Jews, and Muslims of course, for they must not partake in the worship of idols.
Which is honestly quite ridiculous, as it creates all sorts of problems in a multi-religious society where a certain degree of respect must indeed be afforded to the customs of all these religions, but are screwed over by that line in the Old Testament. Or Q'uran, or whatever other name you might want to call it.
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:23 AM
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Default Re: Why doesn't anyone like Pagans?

I have nothing against pagans or their beliefs, and I respect all religions.

However, I believe pagans are taken less seriously than all other religions because they in fact don't worship a god or divine being. All other religions do one way or another, and possibly people confuse pagans with "tree huggers" or hippies which is quite sad

That is probably a reason they are taken less seriously compared to the other major religions.
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Default Re: Why doesn't anyone like Pagans?

They DO worship a being! It's called Mother Earth, or Nature. People refuse to believe that she is a deity/entity/divine being because we live on her. If someone wrote something like the Bible or the Koran, would other religions believe that Mother Nature is a true force?

Maybe it's because they have no respect for the earth that we live on. She gives us EVERYTHING. Even those machinated things that are causing global warming. Sadly. She gave us the resources and... We made terrible monsters.
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They DO worship a being! It's called Mother Earth, or Nature. People refuse to believe that she is a deity/entity/divine being because we live on her. If someone wrote something like the Bible or the Koran, would other religions believe that Mother Nature is a true force?

Maybe it's because they have no respect for the earth that we live on. She gives us EVERYTHING. Even those machinated things that are causing global warming. Sadly. She gave us the resources and... We made terrible monsters.
About the machine part I'm not sure that they are teribble monsters so much as they are misused. Machines may havee destroyed but they are also able to help make people's lives much easier. Like the mass production of medecine, for example, without that people would have to go search for natural herbal cures that may take years and by then a lot of people could have died from a disease.

On your first paragraph, no offense or anything, but to me it sounds like you are forcing people to accept your belief. I doubt people will refuse that she is an entity since you and many other people are Pagan. Not everyone in the world has to accept one religion, you know.
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Default Re: Why doesn't anyone like Pagans?

You guys should lay off poor stormdancer. I'm sure what she meant to say was, "Why does IT SEEM LiKE nobody likes Pagans?".

Just a shot in the dark/ my own opinion, but, maybe some people give the religion a bunch of crap because they're jealous. Most, if not all organised religions have to do stuff like pray and attend masses or sacrifice things(pre- marital sex, pork, etc.). So, perhaps when they hear another person worships "The Earth", they feel it's unfair, like a Pagan is cheating; saying they worship something so simple with little or no strings attached, while a Christian has to go to church or face hellfire. "It's not a real religion." to me, sounds like somebody saying "Working at McDonalds isn't a real job.".

Then again, i know very little about Paganism except Wicca is routed in it and, yes, it's nature and the earth that the worship is focused on. Do Pagans actually pray or have rituals/ traditions?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paganism

I believe this should answer your question.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paganism

I believe this should answer your question.
(It doesn't say anything about tradition or ritual, only history and definitions)
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(It doesn't say anything about tradition or ritual, only history and definitions)
Au contraire my feeble-minded friend.

http://www.paganlibrary.com/rituals_spells/index.php

Clearly you clicked the wrong link.
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