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Author Topic: What Was/Is Your Gateway into Paganism?  (Read 3670 times)


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Re: What Was/Is Your Gateway into Paganism?
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2019, 10:36:44 pm »
Is there one thing that led you to paganism at the outset?
I had a general sense that polytheism had some logic to it when I was very young. I read about ancient mythology, but also consumed media that took place in a many-godded fantasy setting, including videogames that used historical societies and their gods as a game mechanic (Pharaoh and Zeus of the City Building series, and Age of Mythology).
Even when I became a militant atheist, most if not all of my scorn was directed as Christianity (and really, not even Islam or Judaism). Polytheism and animism always seemed like a "eh, you're alright" kinda box.
Add to this, my growing awareness of the Pagan boom of the late 90s and early 2000s, and the media that chose to depict neopagans as a normal part of the youth culture of the time.

So, I was kinda primed to be sympathetic for it before I actually met a friend who was a neopagan (or, rather, found out that they were Wiccan), and drifted towards it myself.


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