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« Reply #15: May 25, 2007, 07:29:00 pm »

But personally I believe in being an active eclectic you need to look at all religious beliefs, not just a few, which is one of the reasons I'm on this site, I want to learn more about Paganism, to broaden my horizens and find truth where I see it.

Ah, yes.  I agree.  Being eclectic does imply active searching rather that just waiting for experience to teach you. 
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« Reply #16: May 25, 2007, 07:47:08 pm »

Ah, yes.  I agree.  Being eclectic does imply active searching rather that just waiting for experience to teach you. 

I would have to agree also in this..

I rely alot on experience...but I am always reading something or other and believe that knowledge is comepletely essential to spiritual experience  Wink
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« Reply #17: May 25, 2007, 09:59:03 pm »

No problem. I'm used to being a religious minority  Grin Seriously though, I have yet to meet an agnostic that with the same beliefs. Its not a very dogmatic religion, which I suspect is true of Paganism as well.

I am eclectic and agnostic.  I tried to come up with a concise title once.  It got pretty long and I finally concluded that my beliefs couldn't be categorized.  What was that title again . . . oh yes, Agnostic Eclectic Polytheist Pantheist Neopagan. 
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« Reply #18: May 26, 2007, 09:28:43 am »

Not a few Pagan atheists...  Not all pagan paths are polytheistic; some view gods as archetypes and don't believe in deity qua deity.  Some have a deep spirituality that doesn't happen to include gods.  Some call themselves pagan because they believe in the paranormal, or magic, or certain philosophies that cause them to self-identify that way.

As someone who could be described as Pagan Atheist (I don't tend to use that word because for me it implies lack of belief in anything not explainable by science, not just deity). I guess I would tick all of the above, the gods are archetypes to me, my spirituality does not really include gods as such, and I believe in magick etc, though my views on that matter would fill up a bit too much space to stick them here. So yeah, Pagan Atheist is definitely possible.
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