NoName said:I dont mean any offence I just never spoken to a Pagan before and was not sure on what they atcully think of us Christians or what they belive. I am sorry if I sounded judge mental.
sorry for my bad spelling
NoName said:Agen, I mean no offences and I Apoligize if sound like I am acusing you anything, I was told that the Pegan belife was anti-Aberhamic and I know of Pegans that held meetings with the Satanist, I just wanted to know for sure if there was anything that may have sugested that the Pagan religon was, like Satanisit, built be anti-God worshiping. I am really not here to pick fight I am just trying to get to the bottem this thing I am unclear on.
Quahom1 said:Satanism, is a different belief from various Nature beliefs. Satanism isn't very old either...did you know that?
Wicca, for example, is as old as the hills...well before Christians and their (our) concept of hell ever came into play...
stevemb88 said:Saitanists aren't necessarily "Anti-God" either. They are useually anti-church and hate how the church treats others and how the church (Catholic) is structured. Although, yes there are anti-God types out there but most "Satanists" live by the motto "do what ever it is that makes you happy" and they dont go make a point that they hate God they just do everything that they can to go against Him.
Therapon said:That being said I do believe that Christians as well as other Abrahamics & etc are gravely mistaken about the true nature of religion, which of course I believe to be Polytheistic.
bgruagach said:I can speak as one individual Pagan.
I've met some wonderful people who are Christians, and also some horrible people who were Christians.
I've also met some wonderful people who are Pagans, and some horrible people who are Pagans.
It's really hard to generalize about a particular group of people regardless what label we are using to differentiate them -- whether by religion, gender, ethnic background, political affiliation, etc. There are really nice and honourable people in any group if you look for them. Just like there are bound to be jerks in any crowd too.
NoName said:How do you guys feel about Christians?
Pookarian said:Apart from their preconceptions that I am a devil worshipper, enjoy beastiality, slaughter animals at every opportunity and partake in wild lacivious orgies every full moon (if only...), I generally tend to find Christians to be a well meaning if ill informed bunch.
As bgruagach put it: "I've met some wonderful people who are Christians, and also some horrible people who were Christians.
I've also met some wonderful people who are Pagans, and some horrible people who are Pagans."
I follow a path that not only makes sense to me, but has been proven to me to be a genuine religion. I don't need to have faith about my religion, just memory, practice and my garden...
I don't have anything specific against the Abrahamic faiths, but I do feel a bit creeped out if I find myself stuck with a bunch of Happy-Clappy-Jesus-Freaks.
I believe that they're too large of a group to make sweeping generalizations about.