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Ex-Wiccans and Pagans.

Not all of us are ex-Christians, Muslims, or Catholic. If you were once Wiccan, Pagan, Astaru or anything labeled under the Neo-pagan umbrella here is your chance to tell your story. Tell your stoires here about your experinces with neo-pagans.

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Backsliding...

Started by Allison Rodriguez. Last reply by Tabitha McCoy Dec 25, 2012. 20 Replies

Selling all your pagan/wicca items experiences.

Started by suzanne Buzz. Last reply by Leela Sep 11, 2012. 13 Replies

New deconvert here. . .

Started by Denise Bennett. Last reply by Denise Bennett Mar 29, 2012. 5 Replies

Need help again

Started by New Atheist. Last reply by Allison Rodriguez Nov 21, 2011. 3 Replies

Hello

Started by Randi Enochson. Last reply by SDF Nov 15, 2011. 6 Replies

Resources for deconversion?

Started by New Atheist. Last reply by Terry Mitchell Nov 13, 2011. 21 Replies

Christian to Pagan to Atheist - do you see...?

Started by Sydney B. Last reply by Sydney B Sep 28, 2011. 7 Replies

An atheist's history of paganism?

Started by New Atheist. Last reply by Sydney B Sep 27, 2011. 6 Replies

Heard from one of my ex-coven.

Started by Prog Rock Girl. Last reply by New Atheist May 1, 2011. 3 Replies

Definitions of woomeister terms

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Sarah Walton Oct 13, 2010. 13 Replies

A Former Neo-Pagan Reflects on the Autumnal Equinox

Started by Sarah Walton. Last reply by Sarah Walton Oct 4, 2010. 4 Replies

Looking for advice from any ex-pagan/wiccans.

Started by JayBarti. Last reply by jim copeland Oct 4, 2010. 11 Replies

How to frame a book about my person journey out of paganism...

Started by Allison Rodriguez. Last reply by Allison Rodriguez Aug 15, 2010. 5 Replies

"Superstition brings bad luck."

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Prog Rock Girl Jun 3, 2010. 28 Replies

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Comment by Prog Rock Girl on August 13, 2010 at 7:18am
Awesome Allision, I always thought someone should write "Why I Am Not A Pagan", since there is already Why I Am Not A Christian and Why I Am Not A Muslim. I think you probably have room for both in your book...your story and the arguments.
Comment by Bryan McManus on August 12, 2010 at 9:23pm
Allison - two books!
Comment by Allison Rodriguez on August 12, 2010 at 9:16pm
Hey folks :) need some input from our special subset of atheists! I've finally started writing about my deconversion from paganism. I've written about 5 pages, a basic sketch of events that led to me questioning paganism. I'm thinking about publishing this eventually and I would like to keep my few remaining pagan friends. I'm afraid this is really going to hurt them :( My end goal is to tell my story, make people aware of ex-pagans as atheists and the special perspective we have, and to also speak out about the problems with paganism as an alternative religion. I'm not sure if it will change anyone's mind but if it at least makes a few pagans think about what they do and why... that would be great. So, my question is... what do you think would be more effective? A book that focuses on my personal story only without using a heavy hand to draw any conclusions or a book that is more focused on ideas and arguments, using occasional references to my personal story to illustrate larger points? I'd love any input... also you can email me personally: ajr51594@aol.com

Thanks :)
Allison
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on July 4, 2010 at 9:36pm
Definitely. I also joined AN specifically b/c I found this group and have found that others have had the same experiences.
Comment by Allison Rodriguez on July 4, 2010 at 2:21pm
Hi suzanne! I also joineed this site right after fi nding this group. Up until then, I couldn't find any expagan atheists! I think we are a group with a unique perspective and our voices contribute a lot to the discussion about whether any spiritual practice can be destuctive to a persons life and way of thinking. Welcome!
Comment by suzanne Buzz on July 4, 2010 at 1:01pm
Hi this is the first time I ever posted in a group on here before. I was a member of a coven and I recently left. So I'm sorry if I posted wrong. This group was one of the reasons why I joined this atheist site.

I also grew up in a fundamentalist christian home so I have experiences with both christianity and paganism.
My experience is that Christians and Wiccans are both equally hypocrital. I got into wicca as a teen and practiced it for years but I recently found out that a coven will stop being friends with you just like the christians will.

I enjoyed reading everyone's posts in this group so far. A lot of it made me laugh because I can relate to so much of it:) Especially the craft name generator jokes. I'm dyslexic so I'm sorry if my punctuation is bad.
Comment by Little Name Atheist on July 2, 2010 at 11:24pm
Heh. You sound like me, PRG.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on June 3, 2010 at 12:01am
So I was at a party last week, and this guy starts telling my friend about how a girl at the party, who was giving massages and being kind of flirty, was an "energy vampire" who "couldn't resist touching people".

This is called projection! Just fucking admit you don't like the person, instead of ascribing some evil powers to them. It's not them with the problem, it's you!

And I'm not even getting started on the misuse of the word "energy".
Comment by Jo Jerome on June 1, 2010 at 10:32pm
Prog Rock Girl - Wow, well said.

Allison and Malena - Also well said. I went from Christianity to Paganism but without ever really believing in it literally. Was amazed to find how many Wiccan/Pagans were simply Christians under a new name.

In fact, I always kind of saw the practices of Wicca/Paganism as basic psychology with Earthy-spiritual imagery.
Comment by Malena on June 1, 2010 at 12:10pm
I still greet the moon when it´s full, and wonder about it when is new. I went to paganism for it´s nature love and, as an atheist, that I don´t have to leave that behind.
 

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