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Author Topic: Pantheism in the pagan soup  (Read 845 times)

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Pantheism in the pagan soup
« on: May 02, 2017, 06:58:36 pm »
Neo-paganism has lots of different elements that form its "soup."  I have followed a few discussions on our forum tracing different beliefs and practices back to various sources.  Does anyone have any idea how pantheism became a part of neo-paganism?
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Re: Pantheism in the pagan soup
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 01:42:37 am »
Neo-paganism has lots of different elements that form its "soup."  I have followed a few discussions on our forum tracing different beliefs and practices back to various sources.  Does anyone have any idea how pantheism became a part of neo-paganism?

Why would it not be in paganism. It is not an Abrahamic religion. A central belief is that Nature is sacred which considering that we cannot be separated from nature seems like a central belief that other religions should understand. I also raises the question if the gods and goddesses if not just symbolic are not governed by the same natural laws thus change with time. We also often depict them in human like form yet out world existed long before humans appeared so what for did the gods and goddesses have before to evolution of human kind. Another confusing aspect for me is did the gods and goddesses create the world or evolve into it? Who created them? If you believe they created the universe then which ones and how would you know? At least pantheism places sees the creative force as Nature itself even if viewed as a god or goddess.

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