Speak that word, and folks ears prick right up.
Usually, just before something nasty gets said.
People mistake Paganity with things like Satanism, Wicca and various other things from a lack of knowledge. While I’m new to Paganity, I have had benefit of being given a foundation to work from by Elders that are truly deserving of the name, both from their age and their accumulated knowledge.
Satanism is it’s own thing. NOT part of Paganity. In their (Satanist’s) defense, they’re a LOT less destructive and easier to live with than izlam and it’s muzzlims…and this has been proven out by time, police reports and news files.
Wicca, is a new branch off Paganity, and I understand has been in existence less than a century…like a fresh, new green branch, and growing rapidly and strong.
Paganity is OLD, I mean ANCIENT. It can trace it’s roots back to before the last Ice Age. It’s also VERY complex as it is so old, has so many branches, but even they all come back to the Basics of Paganity.
Paganity is NOT ‘animal sacrifice’ and anti-Christian stuff…despite what folks think. It’s best kept in mind that Christianity assimilated MUCH from Paganity…Christmas and Easter being 2 notable examples. Because of that, and many other smaller elements, there’s a ‘Commonality’ between Christianity and Paganity. I’v heard it likened to two trees that grew intertwined with each other from long association, a metaphor that fits very ably.
Paganity bears no animosity or hostility to any faith, aside from islam, and for obvious reasons.
Paganity is about Life, Nature, Protection, Preservation and Encouragement of Life.
islam, as can be plainly seen by it’s own actions, is Anti-Life.
Paganity is NOT about converting others to it’s path…such is actually a pretty serious thing to make sure one does NOT do that. Paganity seeks none, but welcomes all who Choose of their Own Will to come to it, basically. So, because of that, I’m trying to be careful here and impart info without anything that smacks of prosyletizing.
Animal sacrifice: Not done, hasn’t been done in a way that causes death to an animal for over a thousand years.
Human sacrifice: Not done for even longer, like 2000+ years.
Pacifism: Yeah, Paganity is NOT Pacifistic, at all. ‘Defense Only’…means we won’t start trouble, but if it’s brought against us, or those we stand with…
In the final analysis, we seek to build bridges and we learn from other faiths, BUT, we are VERY careful NOT to harm/upset/disturb other faiths or change them. Same applies to the Paths of people, a Christian, as example has Nothing to fear from us, as we will not seek to sway that person from their chosen path of Respect for their Choice.
But, as I said also above…islam, is nothing more to us that what it shows itself to be every day and has always shown itself to be throughout it’s history: A nightmare curse of a cult seeking the annihilation of everything outside itself.
If you wonder about that, look up ‘Hindu Kush’ for yourself, as any of you doubters won’t listen to any sources I list anyways…and don’t forget that islam was Best Buddies with the Nazis in WW2 and again in th modern era they are Tight with ‘Liberals’ (Socialists).