AskAngus: Why I am a Pagan (in EXACTLY 200 words)

The challenge from Patheos: Explain your faith in 200 words or less.

Well, first off, it’s not a Faith; it’s a Practice……but, Challenge: Accepted! Except, these words here don’t count towards the total. This is just the prologue; the explanation; the set-up.

The real words, the countdown clock – the deadline! Start…..right……now:

My story is more like “Why have I remained a pagan?” Because the beginning of my Journey was not of my choosing. I was dragooned into being a witch by the Goddess herself, who found me at the Chalice Well in Glastonbury, knocked me unconscious, and installed all necessary yeast and starter into me so when I awoke, 45 minutes later, I had all of the instructions I would need. I have been rising ever since.

(Check out the rest of that remarkable story HERE.)

Wait – do links count towards the word total?

So my question becomes, having emerged a fully-formed pagan at age 31, why do I keep on this path?

  1. I am in charge of my religion. There is nobody above me to tell me ‘no’, no revealed text to limit me, nothing between me and my Gods.
  2. It’s not a Belief – It’s a Practice. Spellwork and energy shaping is a results-driven passtime. I do it – we do it – because it works.
  3. Being a Witch is Natural. It’s all about what is real, and tangible and right outside my door – and above my head – and deep in the ground.

Paganism ROCKS.

Ha! That’s 200 words exactly. I did it! But lordomighty do I dislike wordcounts. This is as bad as that Twitter thing that all the kids are into.

I guess I have this thing about limits being imposed on me.

Thanks for reading.

~Angus

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P.S. Every Pagan has their own story – another reason why we are so damned FASCINATING. Check out my friend Jason. 

And this one I liked too. Mr. John Beckett.

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About Angus McMahan

Me? I'm just the drummer. Oh, I guess I write funny stuff now and then. When I am not scratching my head at the oddball questions that show up here I am penning witticisms over at www.angus-land.com


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