Basic Paganism Beliefs: What DO Pagans Believe?

Since witchcraft and paganism are two of the fastest growing religions in modern times, maybe you’re wondering what do Pagans believe? We hope to breakdown the basic paganism beliefs in this article for those who are confused or searching for answers. Please keep in mind that every Pagan is different and will have variations in their beliefs or believe in something else entirely different than the next Pagan. If you’d specifically like to know what witches believe, you can refer to an article on witchcraft basics.

First, What Is a Pagan?

The word Pagan has had different meaning over the centuries. First, it was used by the rich who had converted to Christianity in the Middle Ages to label country-dwellers who had not yet converted faiths. Now, in the twenty first century, the term Pagan refers to anyone who follows a faith outside of the 3 Abrahamic Religions (which are Christianity, Islam and Judaism). As you might guess, there are hundreds of kinds of Pagans. Some types of paganism include Heathens, Hellenic reconstructionists, Norse pagans, Celtic pagans, Druids, Kemetic Pagans, Wiccans, and even African diasporic, Hinduism and far eastern religions are considered pagan since they are outside of the realm of Abrahamic religion. These are just a few…there are seriously hundreds and new branches popping up all the time.

Basic Pagan Beliefs and Variations

We know that every branch of paganism will have its own set of beliefs. But also remember that every individual pagan will have their own beliefs that may be separate or different from a branch they assimilate with. Also, there are solitary pagans or eclectic pagans who basically do their own thing. They may subscribe to certain beliefs or simply follow their own personal path. There’s no one right or wrong belief system or path in paganism. That being said, there are some fairly universal pagan beliefs. Let’s break down some of the more common Paganism beliefs.

1. A True Reverence for Mother Nature

One thing that most Pagans have in common as far as paganism beliefs is a reverence and deep love for Mother Nature. In fact, many Pagans will tell you their religion is nature. Their god is nature. They worship Mother Earth and Father Sky. And other variations of this. Many Pagans are involved in environmental efforts and many are animal lovers. Some don’t believe in gods at all but rather honor the force of nature as their divine spiritual source. Other pagans see nature as a manifestation of the gods. And sometimes the gods are the spirits of nature.

Mother Nature is a basic paganism belief.
Most Pagans center their beliefs around Mother Nature.

2. The “Old Ways”

You may hear modern Pagans say they follow the “old ways”. What does this mean, exactly? What do Pagans believe as far as the “old ways”? The Old Ways refer to beliefs and traditions from before Christianity’s rise in Europe and the world. They are the traditions held by our ancient ancestors before technological advancement. Pagans are not part of the Abrahamic faiths, and therefore often try to engage in practices of their ancestors separate from Christianity, Islam, or Judaism. This includes celebrating the changing of the seasons, recreating ancient holidays, etc. At the same time, there are even some pagans who incorporate one or more of the Abrahamic religions into their own pagan belief system. Like I said, there’s no one wrong or right path in paganism.

3. Gods and Goddesses

Many Pagans claim polytheism, which means they worship more than one god or goddess. While others claim they are monotheistic or pantheistic. Monotheistic means they worship one god or goddess and pantheistic means they see the universe as god and vice versa. And some pagans are a mixture or some variation of these. Whatever god(s) a pagan may choose, they do not follow a Christian, Islam, or Jewish deity (as these are part of the Abrahamic faiths).

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4. Freedom to Choose

One of the best paganism beliefs is the freedom to choose. Pagans believe every individual has the right to choose what they want to believe and how they want to believe it. Some pagans join a group, grove, church or coven while others remain solitary (practice their beliefs by themselves). Solitary pagans enjoy paving their own way to the divine. You may notice some pagans telling other pagans whose view is right and whose is wrong. But I’m being honest with you here, that’s bullsh*t. Paganism is rebellious in its very nature and therefore you can choose what you feel is best for you. There shouldn’t be any dogma in the pagan path.

5. Magical Practices

Not every pagan practices magic of some kind, but many do. Pagan is an umbrella term which covers a wide range of belief systems and magical traditions including Wicca and witchcraft. Both of these belief systems engage in magical practices such as folk (low) magic (making charms and potions, etc.) and ceremonial (high) magic (casting circles etc) and weave magic into their spiritual beliefs. For instance, a Wiccan may invoke a specific goddess to aid in his or her healing ritual. A pagan witch may cook up a magical meal with intentions to strengthen her family’s bond.

What DO Pagans Believe? Many believe in magic.
Some pagans practice magic in various forms.

6. The Pagan Outlook on the Afterlife

When you ask a Christian what happens after death, they’ll almost always answer Heaven and Hell. But most Pagans believe differently than the Heaven/Hell concept. What do pagans believe when it comes to the afterlife? Some believe strongly in reincarnation, in which a soul incarnates in multiple lives. Others believe in an afterlife similar to Heaven but often call it something else, for example Summerland, Valhalla, Folkvangr, Tir Na Nog, Helheim, the Celtic Otherworld, etc.

Most Pagans deny the aspect of the Christian Hell and eternal damnation. And still some believe we spend part of the afterlife in the Otherworld, part as ancestral guides to our descendants, and then also reincarnating. While others believe in energy transference…which is sort of like when you die, your energy has to go somewhere. And so it could be transferred into anything around you – another human being’s body, a tree, an animal, the ground where your body is buried, etc. In this way, you do live on forever. Energy can never be destroyed, after all.

7. Ancestors

A practice that many Pagans take up as part of paganism beliefs is ancestor worship. Ancestors were a big part of Paganism beliefs in many cultures before the rise of Christianity, and now Pagans are taking up the sacred practice again. Some Pagans have ancestor altars in their homes and pray to their ancestors on a daily basis. While others simply follow the gods and goddesses of their ancestors. Parts of ancestor veneration include building a family tree, maintaining an ancestor altar, providing offerings to one’s ancestors, meeting one’s ancestors in meditation and dreams, healing generational curses and more.

8. Pagan Morals

There’s this old misconception that when someone says they are pagan this means they are “godless” or savage. Pagan = sinful in some folks’ eyes. I’m here to tell you, just because I’m pagan doesn’t mean I don’t have morals. I believe in doing the right thing and making the right choices in life. However, I don’t believe in the idea of “sin”. Most pagans have their own set of morals, but we don’t go off an old book to tell us what’s right or wrong. We just know it in our hearts.

Paganism Beliefs Will Vary By Person

The one thing you HAVE to remember about Pagans and their beliefs is this – the beliefs will vary from Pagan to Pagan. There are certain branches of Paganism where the beliefs are determined by the elders, but most Pagans whether part of a group or not will still develop their own Paganism beliefs separate of others’. I’ve met hundreds of Pagans over the years, and everyone’s beliefs are different in some way. Sometimes we agree on things, sometimes we don’t. And that’s okay! That’s one of the best things about being Pagan – the FREEDOM to choose my own beliefs and practices.

Basic Paganism Beliefs: What DO Pagans Believe?


  1. Richard Wayne Jarocky

    October 21, 2023 at 5:34 pm

    I am married to a native American. Their custom is very similar to paganism they love the land all living things they refer to God as the Great Creator of all living things the land and the unaverse. I believe in this. My mother told me about the pagan way so I am going to follow, join and study this more My mother is Scotts.

  2. Jeremy

    September 13, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    You must have conveniently forgot all the times in history that pagans put to death those that don’t agree with them. Pagans are just like Roman Catholics, when they are the majority heads usually start rolling.

    1. Bill Gamelson

      July 3, 2023 at 3:06 am

      That is exactly what Moses did. You must have never heard about Mosaic law. “Exo_22:18  Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” Moses claimed this was God speaking to him.

      1. kitty fields

        July 5, 2023 at 7:49 am

        The original word actually meant “poisoner”…when King James translated the Bible, he changed it to “witch” as he was extremely afraid of witches at the time.

    2. cast that first stone

      December 21, 2023 at 8:49 pm

      just like Christians. lest not forget all the innocent wrongly tortured and executed in the witch trials and the fact Christians enslaved and murdered all who didn’t agree with a man made god. that argument goes both ways. there has ben more murder committed in the name of god than any other cause in history.

  3. Abigail

    September 2, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    I am a christian and I decided that I wanted to do some research on the different religions of the world. Although I don’t agree with a lot of the things that you guys believe this website has been helpful so thank you.

    1. Olivia Sager

      December 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

      You are such a wise and incredible person. Thank you for researching and remaining respectful.

  4. Justin Lee Carr

    May 17, 2022 at 11:25 am

    I am an aetheist but some friends are Pagans, so what do they believe in? I borrowed a booklet from the library but it is too long to read AND remember, so can you make the definition VERY simple – thank you!

    1. John

      May 24, 2022 at 8:02 am

      Every pagan you meet will have a different take on it but the guts of it is we worship nature and believe that everything is connected. The “spiritual” aspect (without being religious) is important to us. Your friends most likely have a belief that we are all connected in nature and everything they do, good or bad, will come back to them. I hope I’m not rambling and that helps you a bit. Don’t be afraid to ask your friends. Most likely they would be happy to have the discussion with you. A key point of paganism is we don’t ram it down peoples throats like mainstream religion does!

      1. Abigail

        September 2, 2022 at 6:14 pm

        What do you mean that everything is connected?

        1. John

          September 9, 2022 at 9:14 am

          I suppose the easiest way to explain that is that there are consequences to everything, or if you like, we ultimately will be held responsible for our actions, good or bad. Not sure if that’s any help to you or not. The important thing about paganism is while we all have a great deal of common ground and beliefs, we’re going about it in an individual way. I think that’s what makes it difficult to give clear cut answers.

          1. p.l

            July 28, 2023 at 3:15 am

            This concept has been given great importance in Hinduism,its called Karm/Karma. The most basic defination of it would be that whatever you put out in the world will bear consequences and will come back to you. Therefore if you lead a life of good and harmonious intentions,the same energy will be manifested in your life. However if you live life with ill intentions and cause ill or harm to other beings, the same energy and events will be manifested into your life. Therefore, your actions, energies and intentions are all connected and you will bear consequence of it. Thats why may we all learn to live in peace and hormony amoung ourself and with Mother Nature. Love XOXO

        2. Bill Gamelson

          July 3, 2023 at 3:10 am

          Our bodies carry energy. That energy is connected to the energy around us and within others and every living creature on this earth.

          1. Sarah

            July 26, 2023 at 7:25 am

            Exactly. Everything that currently is, was once something else. For example things are always being made and destroyed in the cycles of life and death.

  5. Airo

    May 3, 2022 at 12:26 am

    About morals:
    Especially in Norse paganism, there are morals and codes that have been passed down for centuries and eventually ended up being written down. It’s the Havamal, and I think most (Norse) pagans live by this.
    If you understand paganism, you understand the morals and vice versa.

  6. Justin Lee Carr

    April 7, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    I have a TBI and am worried why it happened to me and I survived, Normal religions do not not offer any answer so I have been researching. and Paganism seems to be an answer.

  7. Shallots

    December 18, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    hey, I’d say I’m fairly new to paganism, I’d love to consider myself one but I’m also scared to give myself that title because I feel like I know nothing about it even with lots of research, many of my friends and family dont practice religion and so I find as a person new to paganism I’m not sure where to start, this article really helped and I find myself agreeing a lot with it so thank you!!

    1. John

      January 7, 2022 at 3:32 am

      Hi Shallots, give yourself that title and own it! I think the fact that you’re here means you’re probably further down the pagan path than you realise. A good place to start is to find a special place that you can connect with nature and make it your own place to just “be”. Look around you and take the view in and just take in the beauty of nature. It might feel a bit weird at first, or it might not. Pretty much everything is normal. Start reading about paganism and pick out what you like. The great thing about it is you get to pick your own path, there’s no hard and fast rules. Most of all keep an open mind and enjoy the ride!! Blessed be!

    2. Monster2903

      February 3, 2022 at 12:36 am

      Hey Shallots,
      I’m right with you I’ve done my research but for some reason have always been drawn to Paganism. Not into groups just yet but trying to meet the right person to help some. But I’ve learned to claim it little by little so maybe try that. But just always remember, people are ignorant when they don’t understand. It’s Your Belief Not There’s.

      1. John

        February 18, 2022 at 4:31 am

        Your last point there is very important. People’s reactions can be anywhere between “trying to understand”, “slightly amusing” to “outright nasty”. It’s unfortunate because one of the main premises of paganism is being open and accepting of other people.

  8. Anonymous

    December 18, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    hey, I’d say I’m fairly new to paganism, I’d love to consider myself one but I’m also scared to give myself that title because I feel like I know nothing about it even with lots of research, many of my friends and family dont practice religion and so I find as a person new to paganism I’m not sure where to start, this article really helped and I find myself agreeing a lot with it so thank you!!

  9. Virginija Shimkute

    October 8, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Enjoyed the article, thank you to the author.
    I was born in Lithuania and we had some rituals certain times of the year, and still practised. We did magic on 24 of December, 12 special meals that night, meals were at night on the table for our ancestors to pop in and enjoy. When a boy is born-plant an oak tree, for a girl-different tree. When a person dies-his spirit goes into the tree, so their living family is able to come and connect with their divine trees.

    1. Sue

      December 1, 2021 at 1:04 am

      I love the idea of tree planting and spiritual exchange. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Tim

    August 17, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    A girl that I am currently seeing is a Pagan. As a Christian, this was very helpful in helping me understand how to start an open conversation with her to better understand her beliefs. As you said that all Pagans are different, it all starts with a conversation. Thank you for sharing!!!

    1. kitty fields

      August 18, 2021 at 7:56 pm

      Oh that’s so wonderful that you took time to research and are open to discussion with her. Thank YOU. If the world had more people like you, it’d be a better place!

      1. Tim

        August 19, 2021 at 7:04 pm

        Thanks!! Although I have no idea what to say to actually start this discussion… LOL…

        1. John

          August 23, 2021 at 1:05 am

          I find a cup of coffee and a biscuit is a very good way to start it. I don’t normally go banging on about my beliefs but if any of my Christian friends wants to have the discussion I’m more than happy to have an open and honest conversation about it.

  11. Joshua w kelsey

    June 23, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    I was baptized as a Christian over 8 years ago and have followed it since way before then. Every church I have been to and every bible study with different teachers promotes intolerance toward anything against not only Christian values, but their own interpretation of the bible. I see nothing wrong with this article. Looks at the posts, people saying there is only one true God and claiming this is an attack. This is the same mentality that ended up causing past genocides from Christianity and other religions alike. Personally I respect the author’s sharing of their beliefs and insight on something I know not enough about.

  12. Seeker

    May 15, 2021 at 10:11 am

    I came onto this thread as a Christian hoping to learn something that would help me bridge the gap with a friend who is finding solace in Paganism. I wanted to understand about belief and ways of living. Sadly all i hear is an attack on Christianity. i have learned very little about good qualities and I have found hatred and disrespect. Regarding life after death. We may all have our views, but as a Christian, even if i find out there is no heeaven or hell. I find Jesus influence on my life has made me a conplete person who understands personal limitations and embraces an opportunity to step into the fulness of life here and now.

    1. kitty fields

      May 15, 2021 at 1:42 pm

      I’m not quite sure what is offensive about the article…I did my best to paint pagans in a true light and compare to Christianity but not offend Christians. I’m open to all beliefs.

      1. Dean

        May 20, 2021 at 12:31 am

        I agree fully. I not sure why that person got offended by the info stated. I thought is was explained well and peaked my curiosity.

      2. Tom gammon

        June 3, 2021 at 10:00 pm

        You did great

      3. Julie Grey

        June 22, 2021 at 6:11 pm

        I have to agree with you! I think its a lovely well balanced article, totally inoffensive to anyone! I suppose if you look hard enough for fault you will find it anyway! Many blessings to you!

      4. Diane

        October 5, 2021 at 5:54 am

        I am a believer in Jesus Christ. I came to this thread to learn what Pagan actually is. I think what was offensive in the article was saying “we don’t go off an old book to tell us what’s right and what is wrong.” I used to say ” that’s just a man-made book” which is similar thinking until I actually read the Bible. I now know how wrong I was in my thinking. Many Christians rely on scripture in their every day life.

    2. Dean

      May 20, 2021 at 12:34 am

      Relax and enjoy what life presents . Life is open to different ideas and interpretations. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and my peace be with you

    3. jay

      May 23, 2021 at 12:23 am

      you can tell your religion comes from Judaism as you are a victim. I read this entire post a second time to see instances of hatred and disrespect for Christians. Simply not here. Try reading it again.

    4. Christina

      June 26, 2021 at 6:52 pm

      Maybe you should do more research on Christianity…. and the attacks they have done. just saying
      This article was done perfectly. I myself am finding it hard to be a Christian and I am finding that pagan beliefs speak to me more and make me feel better as a person. This article really helped me understand some of the difference in paganism. Thank you for that.

      1. Margaret

        September 11, 2021 at 3:36 pm

        good for you, Christina. You are being smart. Not because of considering being pagan, but because you understand this is not an attack. 🙂

        many blessings

      2. John

        October 12, 2021 at 3:53 am

        Well done on making the choice of a Pagan path, I certainly wish you well on your journey if that’s what you want to do. You’ll find the closeness to nature and the many choices and options open to you in the way you “worship” enlightening and liberating. Remember, we are not here to beg forgiveness from our deities but to enjoy what they can bring into our lives. Blessed be from the Southern Hemisphere!

        1. Heather Parsons

          January 31, 2022 at 7:31 am

          Absolutely excellent article.

    5. Anonymous

      July 14, 2021 at 2:29 am

      what you may view as an attack on Christianity might just be that it challenges what you”ve been taught. it’s all about a new perspective. blessed be.

    6. Tasha

      August 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Why even come into this thread…………….Pagans have complete full lives .

    7. Spiritual Leader

      October 29, 2021 at 2:47 pm

      Seeker: If you cannot understand the NEED to compare and contrast against Abrahamic religions, like Christianity, then you will see any mention of any of the noted aspects as an attack on your beliefs. If you read the article and were unable to find information about Pagan beliefs, or if you read that very well summarized article and saw it as an attack, then that says more about you than the article. This article is very respectfully written, words chosen to tread as lightly as possible when presuming anything about beliefs of anyone. I recommend gathering yourself, reading it again, and trying a little harder to understand the words being written… and when you find a contrast or compare (literally the gap you came to reconcile) try to consider it without judgement … because your response seemed very much like you didnt even try…

  13. Dennis

    January 29, 2021 at 3:11 am

    Each to their own that’s the Pagan way

    1. Knowlege seeker

      March 14, 2021 at 9:12 pm

      So very true.

  14. just me

    November 3, 2020 at 5:02 am

    What God would scare both young and old with eternal burning in a place called Hell if you don’t walk a Christian life? Hell in my opinion is a * word* to control someone to belive in organized religion .

    1. Sonia Williams

      April 14, 2021 at 6:05 am

      I totally agree.

    2. Anonymous

      August 13, 2021 at 6:01 pm


  15. Melissa

    October 16, 2020 at 3:27 am

    I believe in God and jesus christ alone.there is only one god and if u doubt that well u know were u will go way down south or hell no Valhalla only heaven

    1. admin

      October 19, 2020 at 11:55 am

      I’m wondering why you would take time out of your busy day to search out a pagan article and then comment to scare people. What a Christian.

      1. Tim

        October 30, 2020 at 1:56 pm

        She’s only doing what she’s told to do n scare people into her belief that’s the way christianity has always been and always will be in other people’s business she can’t help she doesn’t have a mind of her own

      2. hans zimmer

        November 16, 2020 at 4:38 pm

        Thank you for that comment. One of the reasons I’ve left traditional, organized religion. People like this.

      3. Jessica

        December 27, 2020 at 3:05 am

        I’m a Christian but very interested in pagan views and beliefs! I really enjoyed this post thank you!

        1. Mo

          February 4, 2021 at 11:59 pm

          As a Christian I looked up Pagenism to get a better understanding of what it is. Thanks for the info.

      4. marie

        March 5, 2021 at 4:01 pm

        I am curious about different religions and was reading the article. Are you really afraid of what Melissa said?

        1. John

          November 4, 2021 at 8:31 pm

          I don’t think anyone here is afraid of what she said because our belief structure is quite different. She condemns us to hell, a Christian fabrication that none of us actually believe in for no other reason than we have different beliefs and faith to hers. She seems utterly closed to the notion of any sort of faith that doesn’t match hers. I worship nature, and I can prove it exists, but I’m happy for you to have your faith whatever it might be. I would also ask that you don’t force it on others. Blessed be.

      5. Francis Fischer

        April 1, 2021 at 9:45 pm


      6. Ciara

        November 21, 2021 at 11:33 am

        Please do not label one disgusting person with the name of a whole religion, I am sure many are really offended. (I SAY THIS AS A PAGAN) Why can’t we just respect each religion, please?

    2. Anonymous

      October 29, 2020 at 6:21 pm

      You need to do some homework outside the bible and you will find out just who your god is. As for jesus the romans put him together . The story and its just a story of jesus had roman written all over it. Time to realise its all to do with control and looks like you well controlled.

    3. Sharon Vails

      November 1, 2020 at 7:40 pm

      So why comment on a pagan page??

    4. Katrina

      November 2, 2020 at 1:56 pm

      You should be more respectful to other religions. Paganism is a much, much older religion than Christianity or any other religion believing in god and Jesus. Many holidays such as Easter, Christmas and Candlemas were derived from pagan holidays. Paganism, witchcraft and Wicca give peace and freedom to many people in the world whereas the belief in one god has started countless wars and killed millions of people in the process.

      1. Mae

        February 13, 2022 at 11:06 am

        Very well said Katrina.

    5. Anonymous

      November 20, 2020 at 3:19 am

      i would suggest that you look into the history of roman catholics and the crusades….then you will understand why pagans are who they are…just a clue the catholics in rome adopted the pagan ways into their own to convert pagans into their belief system..

      1. Anonymous Lady

        December 22, 2022 at 11:55 am

        I’ve just googled this and WOW! Very interesting 🙂 My husband is catholic and I am non religious (I am not keen on religion as it is so divisive), but feel a pull towards paganism. I think this article was very well written and not bent towards one particular ‘brand’ or another.

    6. Anonymous

      November 22, 2020 at 5:05 am

      I dont see why you felt the need to comment this? People belive what they will and some belive in nothing at all. There is no need to publicly show your hate for a religion you do not belive in.

    7. Anonymous

      January 3, 2021 at 5:46 am

      That all might make sense to you but when my family took me to church when I was younger none of it made sense to me. So you can go and believe what you do and I will do believe what I do.

    8. Les

      January 16, 2021 at 1:33 pm

      Melissa, you are a scaredy cat to SEEK the TRUTHS! People like you are zombies because you’re scared to find out that you possibly be wrong. I’ve been reading a lot about history of Christmas and cultures before the jesus story and there is a TON of information. Besides, religion is to make one feel guilty so the filthy corrupt and rich can keep taking advantage of all those who try to be submissive. Good luck…

      That’s your belief. Therefore you will not even tolerate anyone with any evidence that you could be WRONG! So how will you know if you’re wrong or right? The first commandment is, you shall have no other gods before me? So god born himself to himself, to kill himself to himself for our sins?
      A. Popular myth puts his birth on December 25th in the year 1 C.E.
      B. The New Testament gives no date or year for Jesus’ birth. The earliest gospel – St. Mark’s, written about 65 CE – begins with the baptism of an adult Jesus. This suggests that the earliest Christians lacked interest in or knowledge of Jesus’ birthdate.
      C. The year of Jesus birth was determined by Dionysius Exiguus, a Scythian monk, “abbot of a Roman monastery. His calculation went as follows:
      a. In the Roman, pre-Christian era, years were counted from ab urbe condita (“the founding of the City” [Rome]). Thus 1 AUC signifies the year Rome was founded, 5 AUC signifies the 5th year of Rome’s reign, etc.
      b. Dionysius received a tradition that the Roman emperor Augustus reigned 43 years, and was followed by the emperor Tiberius.
      c. Luke 3:1,23 indicates that when Jesus turned 30 years old, it was the 15th year of Tiberius reign.
      d. If Jesus was 30 years old in Tiberius’ reign, then he lived 15 years under Augustus (placing Jesus birth in Augustus’ 28th year of reign).
      e. Augustus took power in 727 AUC. Therefore, Dionysius put Jesus birth in 754 AUC.
      f. However, Luke 1:5 places Jesus’ birth in the days of Herod, and Herod died in 750 AUC – four years before the year in which Dionysius places Jesus birth.

      1. Anonymous

        February 23, 2021 at 3:30 am

        Ok atheist.

    9. Catherine

      January 25, 2021 at 9:09 pm

      Pagans have different beliefs we aren’t bad people either. while you believe in Christianity it paganism was WAYYY before christianity and its only a way to tell people how to live. so you shouldn’t be judging other people and scarings us isn’t going to make us follow your beliefs.

      1. Austin

        December 12, 2021 at 6:55 pm

        Christianity dates back to the Garden of Eden. The promise of Jesus has been foreshadowed since the fall of man. Adam and Eve became aware of being naked and were ashamed. They tried covering themselves with fig leaves (their own works) which wither away. God covered them with clothes made of animal skin. (Jesus) Abraham BELIEVED and it was credited to him as righteousness. It had nothing to do with sacrifice or works.

    10. Juniper

      February 2, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      Why do Christians feel the need to go out of their way to be hateful? If your god causes you to act like this maybe he’s not a great guy.

    11. Anonymous

      February 16, 2021 at 6:06 pm

      oh thank you for helping me realize that I shouldn’t be doing my pagan stuff, thank you for helping me.

      in all seriousness, though your comment was irrelevant, other people can believe in other things the world is not just catholic or Christianity and or any branches of that. 😀

    12. KNowledge Seeker

      March 14, 2021 at 9:20 pm

      It is the back of knowledge, that makes people follow that which they don’t understand. To take on face value., is not intelligence. I point no fingers or make claims without fact, can you make the same ?

    13. eli

      April 28, 2021 at 2:14 am

      i dont believe what you believe so my afterlife will be a lot different than yours. please respect other peoples religions. i respect yours and you should respect mine. thank you and have a good day.

    14. Dean

      May 20, 2021 at 12:40 am

      You should be open to what other people feel. Let life and love fill u up and just relax a bit. The world is best with differences in religious , sexes, skin colors and languages. I like having different people and beliefs in this world. Respect people for who they are

  16. Anonymous

    October 8, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    It’s funny, because a lot of people have described my “religion” as either witchcraft or satanism, but I never thought that either of those terms best fit. Now, I believe I fall somewhere under Paganism, maybe touching on aspects of Wicca. Maybe I should refer people to this article if anyone ever calls me a satanist again

    1. John

      June 21, 2023 at 2:58 pm

      Devil worship 🤦🏻‍♂️ I’ve been accused of the same thing because I have a pentacle tattoo. My simple reply to that is I can’t worship something I don’t even believe in.

  17. Micky

    October 5, 2020 at 3:00 am

    I grew up not really having a religion. But after reading about Paganism, I feel like I really belong somewhere. I’ve been saying some of these statements for years, never really having answers to why, now I do.

  18. Shannon Gilson

    August 3, 2020 at 12:19 am

    I have been a Pagan since 1968. I have always been solitary and my path has always changed. I have found it to be a wonderful way to live. I believe in old Gods, running barefoot, loving all life and the freedom this life has given me. I don’t believe in sin only mistakes and lessons Bright blessings to you all

    1. Genevieve

      September 22, 2020 at 2:11 pm

      I’m looking into becoming Pagan. I grew up very Christian and I have felt nothing but oppression and judgement. I’m a gay woman and my mother and father are very toxic people. All i know is, i believe that the earth and animals are sacred, and my freedom matters to me. Is there any guidance you could provide me with? Thank you.

      1. John

        November 6, 2021 at 9:53 pm

        Genevieve I hope you’re still reading this and somebody has given you a bit of guidance. I think you might be on the right path if you go the Pagan way. Most people here won’t see you as a “gay woman”, but the good person you are and will develop into. Your parents most likely mean well for you, but as strict Christians homosexuality won’t sit well with them. Don’t get hung up on that. Enjoy everything life has to offer and don’t ever feel bad about being who you are. Be true to yourself and enjoy the ride! Blessed be.

  19. Big Ed

    July 10, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    I am Pagan , not the bogeyman . I have always felt I owe my ancestors respect even as a living and practicing Christian and so now I am on the Pagan Path and my life is much less stressful no Heaven or Hell but to join my ancestors at the end of my Path.

    1. admin

      July 12, 2020 at 8:18 pm

      Exactly! Enjoy the journey.

  20. Joe Garcia

    May 25, 2020 at 12:44 am

    Do Roman catholic churches practice pagan religion

    1. Lisa Hammond

      August 28, 2020 at 3:49 pm

      Years ago I read a book written by Catholic Priest in the 1950’s. He had researched the history of holidays, feasting and fasting days, etc. One example I remember well was spring blessings of the land. (For crops) The Pagan priests did it for centuries. Once an area became Christian, the Christian priest was out in the fields the next spring. The takeover was just that simple. And true Pagans began practicing in secret.

      1. John Smith

        April 11, 2023 at 7:41 am

        And here we are 2,000 years later still practicing and worshipping our gods in secret, although not as much as in the old times.

    2. Anonymous

      November 20, 2020 at 3:25 am

      roman Catholics absorbed the pagan practices in some form or another to get the pagans to follow during the crusades.. that is the only correlation i have found. The Rome we know is NOT a holy city like it has come the get the world to believe.

    3. Margaret Horrocks-Mustard

      October 22, 2021 at 7:38 pm

      Everything I know about Christianity and the people in it is basically: God will make your life amazing just look how beautiful the world is (people dying from starvation, homes getting destroyed, animals dying) and of course Christianity is the only religion because there is only God and Jesus and anyone who says otherwise is wrong and is attacking the Christian faiths. That sums it up. Look at all of the hateful Christian comments, do you think they’d be pagan? No. Hence, the answer to your question is NO. (Some Christians have posted nice, encouraging comments, (thank you))

  21. Anonymous

    April 15, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Wow, this really summed up everything for me. I was so confused about what “pagan” was and this really helped me figure it out.

  22. AtlasToyger

    April 9, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Ha! I’ve believed in nearly all of these things for a long time, I just didn’t realize it had a name! Thank you!

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