I have been calling myself a Pantheist now for a few years, happy to have found my true spiritual home, happy to have the freedom to do my own rituals and my own celebrations as I saw fit and happy to be able to be very spiritual while being in what I thought was a fairly Naturalistic spiritual path.
Then I come across a Pantheist forum and join: The members there tell me that a Pantheist is someone who believes that EVERYTHING is God-Do not get upset that man is tearing the trees down in the forest to build a house-The House is God, the trees and forest are also God, as is my car, my ex boyfriend's gun and my cat. God is everything. I dont believe this. I believe that everything Natural is divine-Sacred, Everything found in Nature-Waterfalls, stars, energy, people, rain, etc are Holy.
Not cars, radios, microwaves.
They claim that an Atheist would never make the statement that everything is God
I claim I would also never make that statement-They say-Then you are definately NOT a Pantheist
I say well then Im a Naturalistic Pagan which is what I was calling myself before I thought I was a Pantheist.
What is Natural they ask because to them, everything that exists comes frm Nature and is therefore God.
Dancing around outside around a tree is something some Pagans might do, some Pantheists also might do this in Ritual. Dancing around a pile of empty Pepsi cans is something a Pantheist might do because the pepsi cans are God. :) and I thought I was nutz!