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How and where Paganism started?

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    paarsurreyposted 5 weeks ago

    And who was the first Pagan, ever? Please
    Regards

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

      Google is your friend, and resulted in this:

      "It is perhaps misleading even to say that there was such a religion as paganism at the beginning of [the Common Era] ... It might be less confusing to say that the pagans, before their competition with Christianity, had no religion at all in the sense in which that word is normally used today. They had no tradition of discourse about ritual or religious matters (apart from philosophical debate or antiquarian treatise), no organized system of beliefs to which they were asked to commit themselves, no authority-structure peculiar to the religious area, above all no commitment to a particular group of people or set of ideas other than their family and political context. If this is the right view of pagan life, it follows that we should look on paganism quite simply as a religion invented in the course of the second to third centuries AD, in competition and interaction with Christians, Jews and others.
      — North 1992, 187—88, [26]"

      from wikipedia.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paganism

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        paarsurreyposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

        Is there any pagan member at HubPages to reflect on it? Please
        Regards

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

          There are several.  If you read all the profiles you will find some.

    2. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 5 weeks ago in reply to this

      Arguably it started with animism, which started before homo sapiens evolved and so there will be no recorded first.

      You can't date it from a more recent formal church of paganism because there isn't one. the faith has no agree 'pope' or 'holy book' and so no 'baptism' to structure that sort of formal membership around.

  2. Malik Somy profile image61
    Malik Somyposted 5 weeks ago

    hii

 
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