Nine days and no one has answered?
Let me start by saying that witchcraft is a lifestyle. One can be religious or not and still be a witch.
Wicca is a nature based religion. Some wiccans are witches, some are not. Wicca looks to, and honors the natural cycles of the Universe. It is a fairly new religion but based on very old traditions.
Paganism is an umbrella term and there are a list of definitions.
Way back when 'pagans' were the people that lived in the country and not in the cities. They got this title because they had not been exposed to the up and coming religion that we know to be Christianity. Which leads us to another definition, pagan is anyone who does not follow any of the three Abrihamic religions.
A more modern use of the word represents anyone who follows some nature/earth based faith.
Wicca is a pagan religion, pantheists are pagan, Hoodoo is pagan, and many others.
Most of those who claim pagan are those who follow any of the pre-Christian spiritual traditions, one example, Druids.
Some pagans are simple pagans, just having a deep connection to nature and some are eclectic, working with all the gods and goddesses of old, from all cultures be it Greek, Egyptian, Norse, etc.
Paganism is pretty much any religion that is not in the Judeo-Christian family of religions.
Witchcraft is a using the natural forces of the Earth to influence things in your favor, usually using spells, positive thinking, etc.
Wicca is a type of paganism that follows specific rituals and beliefs. You don't have to use magic, or witchcraft, to be a Wiccan. However, most usually do.
You can be a pagan or a witch without being Wiccan.
There are some other types of paganism, such as Asatru and Druidism.
Before we get to involved in the subjects of this hub, I would like to take a moment to note that I can't cover everything in detail in one hub. More specifically, because there are three different topics to cover, I will try to keep things... read more
I think this is a hub topic and can't be easly answered in this forum.
by Erika A. Pratte 6 years ago
Many people have their own opinions on Paganism. What are yours? Are your opinions based off of your being a Pagan, knowing a Pagan personally, careful research/experience, hearsay, or something else? What is your definition of "Pagan" and "Paganism?" Since "Pagan" is...
by taliesin3339 8 years ago
Are there any similarities between Christianity and the older pagan faiths? If so, what are they and how were they incorperated into Christianity. Please explain and be somewhat detailed on whatever side of the argument you are on. Both sides of the story, and in between, are most welcome. Please...
by Nicole Canfield 7 years ago
Is there such a thing as being an Agnostic Pagan...or a Pagan-Agnostic? Meaning, can I be agnostic but feel very connected to nature and still find the old beliefs quite intriguing and spiritual?
by santosardee 8 years ago
Many religion now see Catholicism and Paganism more similar to each other. For example, the celebration of Christmas in Dec 25 by Catholics is rooted from a Pagan celebration according to some religion.
by ChasingAutumn 3 years ago
Can you still be a Pagan if you don't do magick?I feel I identify with the main ideas of Pagan religions (nature, Gods and Goddesses, etc), but I have yet to feel compelled to try and do magick to influence anything. I don't think it is wrong, but am I not really a Pagan if I don't try magick?
by Baileybear 7 years ago
I have read that symbols & beliefs of christianity are adopted from pagan beliefs. What do you know about this?
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