RedPhoenix122: Please explain the ironic tag.
Mugato: In before a bunch of condescending blowhards get pedantic about precise definitions of various made up bullshi---I am wayyy too late.
Rwa2play: Telos: Rwa2play: Some 'Splainin' To Do: Rwa2play: From what I got, it seems that witches don't believe in one, omniscient supreme being in the universe, but rather many of them.I've had a lot of friends in pagan circles and my takeaway is that there are as many strains and variations in pagan belief as there are pagans. Are some of them polytheists? Yup? How about monotheists? Sure thing! Agnostics? Gotcha. Atheists? Why not!I'd be more surprised if there was some basic theological position that pagans haven't staked out.Then I guess you could say I'm weird in the fact that, as a spiritual Agnostic, not only do I believe that there is a supreme being in reality itself, but there are deities just below that that affect everyday life in one form or another.That's not particularly different than Christianity, you realize that right? God, Angels, Guardian Angels...Except I rejected Christianity as a whole for being full of shiat and hypocritical, or at least how a Christian interprets what a supreme being wants. Who are we to know what that being wants. I also accept the fact that there are other religions with their own sets of deities and demons and that they may exist in the same ethereal plane.
t3knomanser: Rwa2play: From what I got, it seems that witches don't believe in one, omniscient supreme being in the universe, but rather many of them.I have known a number of atheist occultists. They don't believe in gods-as-actual-entities, but gods-as-human-generated-psychic-phenomena. A few even take the stance that gods are simply a thing you invent, as needed (but using/invoking existing gods lets you take advantage of the consensus belief behind them).It's all very esoteric, and mostly stupid.
royone: This is in the geek section why?
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