A brand new blog called Pagan Prompts is proposing to offer questions to inspire comments and blog posts. The first one is
What makes you a Pagan?
I think this is a good subject to think about on a regular basis. Sometimes I get the impression that Pagan is just a label to state that you don't agree with Christianity. While that may be true, hopefully there is more to our Pagan beliefs than what we don't want.
My list starts with that idea, but goes on to bigger and better things...
I reject the God of Abraham. I don't say he doesn't exist, I just don't want anything to do with him.
I do believe that we share this planet and the universe with many deities and spirits and life forces that we don't understand.
I do believe that some of these deities and spirits are available for communication with us, on a hit and miss basis. I believe that being in tune with the natural cycles of the earth and being part of them, instead of trying to remove ourselves from them, is the key to this communication.
I do believe in magick and I don't believe that it is some sort of hocus pocus, I think that science is getting close and will someday explain how it works.
What about you? What makes you a pagan?