It's been a battle, having this as an identity. People think its a contradiction of terms. Atheist and Pagan, like the two can't coincide, like they are .... mutually exclusive or something. Well, I'm here to say they are not. Cause first off, no one said that being a pagan required you be a polytheistic believer or a wiccan dual theistic believer. There is no template, there is no dogma, there is no book except what you claim as your own. For me, being a pagan is just a respect for Nature, appreciating its sentience and taking care of the planet we all inhabit regardless of where we go when we die we only have this one life now. If there is such a thing as reincarnation, you will not be reborn as the person you are now its not Groundhog day, at least I don't think so. For all I know it could be but that could only mean you did something that you are given a second chance to fix. And how boring would it be to live through life knowing whats going to happen next? And going crazy trying to figure out what you need to fix in order not to go through this again? Sounds like there is a potential story/novel/movie there but I digress...
Now onto the atheist aspect of my path. I don't believe that a god created the universe, I don't believe that gods should be worshiped. In fact, I take a very occultist view on god. Egregores. Thoughtforms. Astral Constructs. That's what I believe that gods are. Man made energy constructs that are made in 'our' image, in an earth being's image which is why they look so ... familiar? I mean like the Egyptian pantheon are like the furries of the gods, they have heads of jackals and such. If there was a god it wouldn't look like anything we'd recognize, it would be beyond our experience would it not? That may sound a little Deist and rejecting the whole quantum theory of Entanglement of how we are all one and entangled Consciousness. The universe experiencing itself. Or whatever that saying is I heard in a Symphony of Science video. I think its a Carl Sagan quote, may he rest in peace.
How to make harmony of it all, for me is to not be so rigid in my definitions or my languaging. Its a process I'm still learning. But I'm learning to love especially when you take into account the abstract nature of it all. The arrangement of sounds and images its like a kind of magic which is practically energy work. I would love to think and talk deeper on this but I have to get ready for the day just wanted to pop by and post another blog. Feel free to ask questions and discuss things in comments or if you want , you can message me!
Until next time
Ronni over and out.