What is Paganism

Paganism is an umbrella term used to define any religion outside of the mainstream religions. Paganism has been also called the Old Religion as it was the religion before Christianity and other religions. It has been made to seem a bad thing, but it really is not. Most Pagans do not believe in judgment of others as some religions seem to today. Paganism is a religion that follows nature and the seasons. Mother Earth is to be cared for and respected by those that inhabit her.
The nice thing about Paganism, is that there is no one way that is right or wrong. One does what seems right to him or her and leaves what does not feel right on the sideline. Some commune with several Gods and/or Goddesses while other only one. It all depends on the person and what he or she feels is the correct for him or her. Each person follows the path that is right for them. No one can tell you what is right or wrong except for you. Paganism began as a spirituality practiced by a tribe or a town or just a group of people who felt the same way about certain things. This was before Christianity came to the scene and appears to have tried to take over. People were killed for practicing the old ways and not converting to Christianity.
Paganism is a path that is as individual as the person. The Gods and Goddesses will work with any person they deem fit to work with. As a spiritual path, Paganism is one that can be customized to each person. If something does not feel right, that something does not have to be used in your particular path. Nature is an important part of Paganism because one follows the patterns and the seasons of the year. While we do not know everything that was practiced in the old times, we are learning and moving with that knowledge to incorporate it into our paths.

References:
Patheos Paganism Author Patheos https://www.patheos.com/library/pagan
Temple of the Goddess What is Paganism Author Pythia http://www.templeofthegoddess.org/FromT ... ganism.htm
World Atlas What is Paganism Author Victor Rotich https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/wha ... anism.html

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