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Old 03-05-2011, 03:12 PM
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It seems that every Pagan religion I've heard of is Polytheistic or Pantheistic.

And isn't Islam basically just Paganism in monotheistic wrapping paper? I mean it is different from the Christian and Jewish religion.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:13 PM
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You forgot Monist and Monoaltrous. Some might call these types of Monotheism
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It seems that every Pagan religion I've heard of is Polytheistic or Pantheistic.

And isn't Islam basically just Paganism in monotheistic wrapping paper? I mean it is different from the Christian and Jewish religion.
And isn't Christianity just paganism in (fairly thin, at times) monotheistic wrapping paper? It's very different from Judaism.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:10 PM
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And isn't Christianity just paganism in (fairly thin, at times) monotheistic wrapping paper? It's very different from Judaism.
Christianity is like a sequel to Judaism basically.
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Christianity is a perfect synthesis of Middle Eastern monotheism and Mediterranean dying-and-rising fertility gods.

I wouldn't call it a Judaic sequel.
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Christianity is like a sequel to Judaism basically.
Actually, many of the practices of Christianity are taken from Paganism. It was done in order to make the Pagans of Rome more comfortable with the change.

For example, eggs and rabbits on Easter. They don't have anything to do with Jesus. They are ancient symbols of fertility.

Christmas. Jesus was NOT born on the winter solstice. He was born in Spring. The winter solstice is known as the day that the sun once again begins to triumph over the darkness (the days become longer again). Look up the sun god Mithras, the god that the Roman army worshipped that was born from a virgin, dies before the solstice, and rises three days afterward. Sound familiar?

Roman mythology was polytheistic, so the people worshipped many different gods who had different roles and aspects about them.
Christianity has many different saints who have different roles and aspects about them.

Christianity is VERY MUCH Pagan.
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Can a Pagan be Monotheistic?
I've met a couple here 'n there, but I've found it to be somewhat rare to find a monotheist, excluding monistic and panentheistic and pantheistic types.


I think monotheistic Pagan sounds pretty awesome.
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Default regarding the everyone else is a pagan argument

Over the years many Christains, Jews, and Muslims have had arguments over who are the real Pagans. (let us not forget about the Lairs going on about Plato worshiping some other God)You know there have been religions over the years that were monthiest that Christains, Muslims, and Jews all said were pagans. I think that there is not enough space for the real truth to be known on this page.

Allah is what the Muslims always called the chief god of the kabah. but yes the christains did keep some pagan customs. By keeping a custom does not by definition mean that you are worshiping an Idol contrary to a fools belief on a false hope.

some people try and cassify custom and ceremony as the same thing they are not. It is a custom for Catholics to have no meet fridays, this is not part of the Christain creed though. saying you are using a pagan custom is different than a ceremonies and I will tell you why. because they do not worship the name of the diety or express love to that diety. It is custom in France to kiss someone on the cheek, but it is custom in the United States to shake hands.Most people misuse words from their meaning and put things into the contest of how they want things to sound this is not the right way to do things.
I will say that If you truly do not understand the what your God is or even how he is and our just going to rely on what you have always been told than maybe you should stay out of this argument. I will put it like this over the years people from every religion took wives from one another as well as various customs, so this is why I say their is not enough room on the page.

worship is The reverent love and devotion accorded a deity, an idol, or a sacred object.
b. The ceremonies, prayers, or other religious forms by which this love is expressed.
2. Ardent devotion; adoration.
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Actually, many of the practices of Christianity are taken from Paganism. It was done in order to make the Pagans of Rome more comfortable with the change.

For example, eggs and rabbits on Easter. They don't have anything to do with Jesus. They are ancient symbols of fertility.

Christmas. Jesus was NOT born on the winter solstice. He was born in Spring. The winter solstice is known as the day that the sun once again begins to triumph over the darkness (the days become longer again). Look up the sun god Mithras, the god that the Roman army worshipped that was born from a virgin, dies before the solstice, and rises three days afterward. Sound familiar?

Roman mythology was polytheistic, so the people worshipped many different gods who had different roles and aspects about them.
Christianity has many different saints who have different roles and aspects about them.

Christianity is VERY MUCH Pagan.
I always thought he was born on the Feast of Tabernacles...
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