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Author Topic: Which Pagan religions are NOT nature-earth based?  (Read 21871 times)
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« Reply #22: May 01, 2008, 08:27:02 pm »

At least 90% of the time, that's what I see. Not someone wanting to discuss which religions are nature-based/Earth-based or even what it means for a religion to be nature-based/Earth-based, but someone telling me that my religion must be nature-based/Earth-based.

I would love to have the discussion about what it means for a religion to be nature-based, and I am not the type of person to say to someone that their religion had to be anything (and I wouldn't want such a person to hinder the discussion and turn it into an argument).

With all the definitions I've heard for what makes a nature-based religion, I can honestly say that I have no idea whether my religion is nature-based or not! Nature/the earth plays an important part in my spiritual beliefs, but I do not worship the Earth as such. Some have insisted on calling my religion earth-based, and some have insisted that it's not. I just get confused why such people are so bothered about putting my religious beliefs into a category.
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