why is paganism looked at so badly?

it was absolbed by the churches....why is still so bad

19 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    it is not bad, and those that look badly on it don't recognize they are looking at themself

  • 1 decade ago

    Because people do not understand it, that's why.

    Christians in particular believe that their religion is the only way and that those of other religions are deceived by the devil. as Pagans have many gods, Christians believe their gods are demons in disguise. Pagans also work with magic too, and that is scary as Christians don't know what the heck it is, and they believe it's to do with the devil.

    Pretty understandable really.

    I used to be a Christian, a Pentecostal, and Paganism scared the bejeezus out of me. Now guess what? I am a Pagan! Haha. And it's no big deal, it's just the same as any other religion.

  • 1 decade ago

    Its intolerance.

    I would say that its ignorance, but this is the modern age.If someone doesn't know what Paganism they can look it up either on the net or in a book. Or God forbid ask one of us Pagans what paganism truly is.I think that once the Christan faith(for example) took old pagan traditions & made them their own. They just denied it & labeled anyone who disagreed with this fact, lying evil heathens.These terms were latter used to discribe Pagans.I beleive this is when the words Pagan & Paganism became stigmitized.

    A Heathen is definded as a person without faith.

    Source(s): Heathen- Oxford Dictonary.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because of the church fo christianity the bully of religions paganism was popular once apon a time then the bible with the bible thumpers came around and started smashing it into the ground tarnishing paganism making it look evil condemming those who followed it ya know christmas is a pagan holiday christ if he was real is believed to have been born a different time of the year the church just overided many pagan holidays with there own making the transition to the bible much smoother for everyone

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  • 1 decade ago

    The word Pagan means 'country people'. Religions always have bad things to say about earlier religions. They are hiding the fact that religions prior to Paganism during Egyptian Culture believed that God was a woman called Goddess. Just imagine how they would bad mouth her.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All religion is paganism. To me paganism and all religion are the same bunch of sheep led to the slaughter. People practice religion and paganism to feel omnipotent or to appear as if they have a clue. None of which is remotely true. Religion and paganism is just ignorance and denial of realizing you know only the tactile and nothing else.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The teachings in the Holy Books of the Messengers of the One True God are the standards for all good things.

    However, it is wrong to treat anybody brutally. The core teachings of all religions is love and unity. But each individual understand the truth differently, so there should be moderation in all human relationships.

  • 1 decade ago

    lack-of -knowledge,or the word paganism doesn't sound so

    heavenly ,thus when mentioned,probably the first thing that

    people perceive in their minds is something not religious

    at all,however as any group in society ,its your own decision

    to choose your religious beliefs,so it is important to you what

    other people think,? wright or wrong,your are responsible

    for the decisions you choose in life

  • Becca
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Because people are too ignorant to actually learn about someone else's beliefs, so instead they just bad mouth them. They think we are worshiping a devil we don't believe in, and bewitching people and a whole bunch of other bull. It's not bad at all, it's just that people fear what they don't understand, and because of that they refuse to become educated about it.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's a counterfeit godliness.

    Religion = People reaching out to God.

    Christianity = God reaching out to people.

    Most times, those who practice the pagan (especially, Muslim and even some so-called Christian) religions do so to control and oppress others for power over them or material gain.

    It's not Gods fault if we get it wrong. He's gone to great lengths to help us understand Him and bring us to Him.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because the ultimate goal of paganism is to convince you that your own desires and pleasures are the only ones that matter in life. If you'll look at politics on the world scale you can see how that philosophy has worked out for everyone.

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