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Paganism Does Paganism Require A Belief In Divinity?

Jun 1, 2004
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Paganism does necessitate a belief in Divinity.

I find this strange - to myself, religious and spiritual systems almost always point to some expression of the Concept of God in some form of other, whether this be in the form of a personal God or gods, or aspects of the universe as a living, even conscious, principle.

Yet I've seen people refer to themselves as "Agnostic Pagans" and even seen reference to "Atheist Witches".

Somehow this doesn't seem to make sense in the traditional definition of Agnostic: "nothing is or can be known of the existence or nature of God".

However, is that too rigid a view, or is spiritual humility indeed a form of Agnosticism?
 

Heathen Dawn

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Jul 13, 2004
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Paganism can subsist upon a feeling of inherent holiness in everything in the natural universe. There are those who call themselves atheist pagans whose paganism consists in reverence of nature and celebration of its cycles. They don’t believe the Gods are real—they view Them as archetypes, metaphors, symbols—and they use pagan rituals to attain oneness with nature. The secular pagans usually celebrate the Wiccan Wheel of the Year (two solstices, two equinoxes and the four dates between them), recounting the birth of the God and the marriage of Goddess and God as symbols.
 

Maize

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Jan 8, 2005
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I think the issue is over the definition of God. Most religious folk think of God as Divine and a deity that must be worshipped. Pagans, for the most part, see God in everything, pantheism, if you will. God is nothing special, because everything is God.
 

Eclectic

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Nov 11, 2004
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Pagans just feel the need to live and express the Divinity that is inherent in everything and everyone. Basically it's really a law of love and peace.
 

Lee

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May 17, 2005
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Most Pagans I know have a belife in the divine. I mean why worship nature if you do not think it is divine?

Cheers,

lee.
 

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