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Am I still a Pagan?

  1. Michaela Osiecki profile image77
    Michaela Osieckiposted 2 years ago

    Am I still a Pagan?

    I consider myself a hard polytheist and have had experiences with certain deities, but I don't subscribe to many of the values/traditions that are associated with Paganism. For example, I don't celebrate any "pagan" holidays and I'm not associated with the dogma attached to any of the known pagan paths. I ONLY still hold a strong belief in deities.

  2. Faceless39 profile image93
    Faceless39posted 2 years ago

    Does it really matter? As long as you like the direction you're headed, who cares! I say do your thing and dispense with limiting yourself to a narrow category. smile

  3. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    If you are not a monotheist or atheist, by most definitions, you're a pagan or polytheist.

  4. Paul K Francis profile image82
    Paul K Francisposted 2 years ago

    Try describing yourself and your life philosophies without using any '-ists' or '-isms', and see where that goes.

  5. Nightcat profile image86
    Nightcatposted 2 years ago

    Hi Michaela! I’d say if you feel you are pagan, and want to be pagan, you are. One of the problems for modern pagans is that what starts out as a useful guide, like the holidays, becomes dogma. I celebrate whatever holidays feel right, if at all. I think there’s currently too much pressure to conform to rigid guidelines, and it’s hurting paganism itself. And that is strange as we are supposed to be independent and free thinkers. So, yes, I’d say you are pagan, if you still want to be, and don’t let anyone take it from you. Hope this helps!

  6. WiccanSage profile image94
    WiccanSageposted 20 months ago

    Pagan is an umbrella term that many religions and spiritual philosophies fall under, including eclectic Paganism. I don't think you need to follow a specified Pagan religion to be considered Pagan. I know a lot of people who identify as a Pagan and are heavily involved in the Pagan community without practicing any specific laid-out tradition or path. Kinda like being a non-denominational Christian, you believe in Jesus, the Bible, etc. but do not belong to any particular religious denomination.