Why are you Pagan?
February 10, 2010
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It is funny, I have had the wordpress iphone app for a while now. I use it often to right down ideas for future post as drafts as a kind of reminder for when I log on later. For the life of me I don’t think I have ever used it for a post. Honestly it doesn’t make the best writing tool and seeing your post to adjust spacing, picture size, and placement are awkard at best. I find myself however sleepless in bed and willing to give it a try. I will probably still save the picture posting for later. I always try to incorperate some kind of visual stimuli to give the eyes a break from text.
So I got the idea for this post from a podcast I was recently listening to. The host ask the same question and my initial reaction was this. Often times I think we believe in something and never sit down to really ask ourselves why. Understandably it is something that may be formed along the way, but I think it is important to at some point re-evaluate our choices and ask these simple questions. I don’t know who said this, I think maybe Einstein, “The simpliest questions often have the most complex answers.”
Why are you a Pagan? I would love to hear from the readers on this. I get a fairly steady flow of views a day so maybe I can get a good discussion started here. Alternatively, if you are reading this and are not Pagan have no fear, simply post why you choose to believe what you do. I promise to do away with any flamers and haters. I feel this place not only to be safe but positive. Please I ask of you to please dig deep and really explore your own personal reasons.
For me, it simply started out as a disagreement with the belief system I grew up in. Over time that developed into other things. Paganism really allowed me to worship the things that in my heart I knew was true. In my love for nature I saw clearly the duality of life with both masculine and feminine characteristics. Additionally, I had seen and experienced things that were not welcomed as truths in the Christian world. Trees had personality and heart, different parts of the forrest had different personalities. Some of those were menacing and others warm and inviting. I even believed strongly in a personal power. I didn’t fully understand as a kid but I knew my will and intent were important to me. All of that lead me to quest out side of what I knew to seek what made more sense.
What about you? Why?