What are the beliefs of Paganism?
The term Paganism is actually RELATIVE to the existing state of beliefs. I could go on forever here, and there are more than one way to interperet this notion. If your current belief system in a society is say ‘Christian’, and this Christianity replaced a previous belief system, that previous religion would be referred to as Pagan. This can be seen in action in North America (and elsewhere) in many ways, for example Natives (as in Cree, Blackfoot, Sioux, etc) would be considered Pagan peoples because of their religious and social belief systems. Keep in mind that Paganism need not be expressly religious, although it is commonly and primarily used in this context. A similar example of Paganism can be seen in History with regards to the Roman Empire. At one point, during Gaius Julious Caesar’s reign, a Western Province called Gallia Comata (roughly modern day France) was subdued and ‘claimed’ by the Roman Empire. The natives of this land were ‘Pagan’ when in the context of Roman occupati
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