Ex-Wiccans and Pagans.


Ex-Wiccans and Pagans.

Not all of us are ex-Christians, Muslims, or Catholic. If you were once Wiccan, Pagan, Astaru or anything labeled under the Neo-pagan umbrella here is your chance to tell your story. Tell your stoires here about your experinces with neo-pagans.

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Discussion Forum


Started by Allison Rodriguez. Last reply by Tabitha McCoy Dec 25, 2012. 20 Replies

Selling all your pagan/wicca items experiences.

Started by suzanne Buzz. Last reply by Leela Sep 11, 2012. 13 Replies

New deconvert here. . .

Started by Denise Bennett. Last reply by Denise Bennett Mar 29, 2012. 5 Replies

Need help again

Started by New Atheist. Last reply by Allison Rodriguez Nov 21, 2011. 3 Replies


Started by Randi Enochson. Last reply by SDF Nov 15, 2011. 6 Replies

Resources for deconversion?

Started by New Atheist. Last reply by Terry Mitchell Nov 13, 2011. 21 Replies

Christian to Pagan to Atheist - do you see...?

Started by Sydney B. Last reply by Sydney B Sep 28, 2011. 7 Replies

An atheist's history of paganism?

Started by New Atheist. Last reply by Sydney B Sep 27, 2011. 6 Replies

Heard from one of my ex-coven.

Started by Prog Rock Girl. Last reply by New Atheist May 1, 2011. 3 Replies

Definitions of woomeister terms

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Sarah Walton Oct 13, 2010. 13 Replies

A Former Neo-Pagan Reflects on the Autumnal Equinox

Started by Sarah Walton. Last reply by Sarah Walton Oct 4, 2010. 4 Replies

Looking for advice from any ex-pagan/wiccans.

Started by JayBarti. Last reply by jim copeland Oct 4, 2010. 11 Replies

How to frame a book about my person journey out of paganism...

Started by Allison Rodriguez. Last reply by Allison Rodriguez Aug 15, 2010. 5 Replies

"Superstition brings bad luck."

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Prog Rock Girl Jun 3, 2010. 28 Replies

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Comment by Prog Rock Girl on June 1, 2010 at 8:18am
Cool! My pagan boyfriend liked that I said "I don't need a god to tell me to love nature." I think I have more appreciation for nature without paganism. Sometimes pagans only think about what it can do for them. I appreciate it for what it is and there is no spell or positive thinking that can fix all our damage.
Comment by Allison Rodriguez on June 1, 2010 at 2:26am
Hey everyone! :) Just wanted to let you all know that after a 3 year journey from paganism to atheism, my love of nature has recovered. I am actually experiencing that feeling of awe at the beauty of this planet without having to ascribe it to a god or goddess. It's such a relief! Thank you to everyone who gave me encouragement!
Comment by Jo Jerome on December 19, 2009 at 6:19pm
Barely related, but when working at RadioShack once, a man came up to the counter, slapped down a couple of button batteries and a receipt, and said, "I need to exchange one of these. I got two positive batteries. I need one positive and one negative."

He said it with such confidence and conviction I had to actually pause a second and mentally re-review how electricity works.

"Umm, no sir, I'm fairly certain there's no such thing as a positive or negative battery. Each one has a positive and negative end."

"No, see here? There's a plus sign on one side and nothing on the other. That means it's only a positive battery."

I'm sure whomever that guy was, would be happy to tell you how to charge a crystal.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on December 19, 2009 at 11:30am
Charged...that cracks me up. Do these people even know that to positively or negatively charge something, it involves adding or subtracting a subatomic particle?

Also, news flash: there are much more than four elements! :P
Comment by Jo Jerome on December 18, 2009 at 9:18pm
And in that sense, crystals are indeed healing. As is anything else that is pretty and reminds you of the awesomeness of science.

It's a far cry from me walking into a New Age store, picking up some crystals to check them out, and being warned by the shopkeeper: "Be careful, those are charged."

Comment by Prog Rock Girl on December 17, 2009 at 8:54pm
Paganism isn't an alternative to Christianity. They're 2 sides of the same coin.

I avoid most things that overtly remind me of paganism. I still do have my rock collection though. I don't think crystals have any healing energy but they are pretty, and in my own way they remind me of the awesomeness of science.
Comment by Jo Jerome on December 17, 2009 at 8:48pm
I don't know if/how I fully qualify for this group. I was never a Theistic Pagan/Wiccan but always an Atheist Pagan/Wiccan.

As a solitary, I thought many of the practices fit quite well with an Atheist who still thinks full moons and Celtic music are cool, who still finds great power in meditation and even more so when musing on the idea that it's purely psychological in nature.

But when I moved to Sedona AZ, I wasn't too shocked to find so many Theistic Pagans/Wiccans, but I was shocked to find how resistant many were to an Atheist in their midst. I came to learn that most of them were ex-Christians who had simply traded "Jesus" for "Goddess" and "Holier than Thou" for "I'm More Enlightened Than You Are."

Very disappointing really.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on December 17, 2009 at 8:17pm
Yes, I have come across Wiccan friends-of-friends who were into white power...I think the original Nazis wanted to revive the old traditions too.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on December 17, 2009 at 7:51pm
Actually, what is Asatru? I never heard of it until I saw it on this group.
Comment by Little Name Atheist on November 29, 2009 at 9:58am
@ a angel: I'm almost an ex-everything, too!

@ Prog Rock Girl: There used to be a group here entitled "Department of Other Atheists", which was a great group for people who weren't raised Christian, and don't have that anger that so many new atheists have (often understandably so). Unfortunately, the guy deleted his profile, and that was back before Ning had upgraded the software so that groups could stay when a creator leaves.

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