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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.

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New deconvert here. . .

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Need help again

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

Hello

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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

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Looking for advice from any ex-pagan/wiccans.

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

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"Superstition brings bad luck."

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Comment by Steph S. on September 27, 2011 at 12:51pm
I find their beliefs more fanciful. They seem more tolerant of others than christians. One girl I know tells me that she converses with trees. They seem really nice though. I find them easier to get along with than people I know who are Christians.
Comment by Diana Bett on September 27, 2011 at 12:49pm

I think that's because it's a disorganized religion, so people pick out all kinds beliefs that are already screwy and then combine them.

 

Which is, of course, why paganism was the last "religion" I tried before finally getting around to atheism. They let you believe anything you wanted! Except nothing at all-- though my pagan friends (those who know, anyway) don't mind. 

Comment by Prog Rock Girl on September 27, 2011 at 11:36am

I think that's because it's a disorganized religion, so people pick out all kinds beliefs that are already screwy and then combine them.

 

I have pagan friends too and get tired of how at parties they assume everyone is pagan or doesn't mind proselytizing.

Comment by Diana Bett on September 27, 2011 at 9:59am
I have a lot of pagan friends... and while I find their beliefs less offensive, I tend to find them a lot sillier. I have some friends who genuinely believe things like Hades is mad at them (and told them so) or they have a dragon's soul but were born human or, in a particularly fun "event", that they can alter the "threads of fate" so that, retroactively, a man my friend wanted turned out to be married, but no one but my friend recalled that it was different before.
Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2011 at 10:08pm
I joined here because I have Pagan and Wiccan friends.
Comment by New Atheist on June 6, 2011 at 1:02am

Great idea, Allison!  How is the book coming along so far?  If you are still wondering which format to use, maybe consider the style of back and forth chapters.  I've seen this in fiction before and perhaps it could work in non-fiction.  Chapter 1 is storyline A, chapter 2 is storyline B, then it alternates back and forth until the author finally has the characters meet each other and you realize the two story lines are connected. 

 

Or you could just intersperse things at relevant times such as telling your personal story ... "and that's when I realized that ..."

 

Maybe the first half of the book is your personal story, and the second half is the arguments. 

 

Or you could write a book of arguments as a fictional account, such as having characters making the arguments.   Good luck with it!

Comment by Prog Rock Girl on April 19, 2011 at 10:34am

So, my pagan friend the other day was talking about "cloudbursting" and I said to prove it. He had me close my eyes and do all this visualizing and then open them after a few minutes and see how the clouds looked different and smaller. I couldn't stop smirking. He convinced me to tell him why I was trying to keep from laughing. "Um, you know, clouds tend to move across the sky," I said.

Comment by Prog Rock Girl on August 13, 2010 at 4:20pm
Well, they wanted to fit in, so they convinced themselves they believed in something. I'm sure it happens in other religions too.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on August 13, 2010 at 3:10pm
I base it on my pagan former friends. 2/3 of them were just involved in it b/c they wanted to hang out with the people they thought were cool.

I do think liberal or hippie Christians sometimes think of it metaphorically, actually...
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on August 13, 2010 at 12:47pm
I think the metaphorical atheist pagans are just trying to fit in, so they try to convince themselves they are metaphorical. And why can't there be metaphorical atheist Christians and other religions, too?
 

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