I am a Pagan because the Earth is our Great Mother, both physically and spiritually. I am a Pagan because the Universe is more beautiful, more powerful, more connected and more magical than I could ever imagine. I am a Pagan because I would honor my ancient ancestors and their ways. I am a Pagan because the Divine is expressed in a multiplicity of forms.
Mainly, though, I am a Pagan because I have experienced the old gods and goddesses for myself. I met them in story, in ritual and in practice. I prayed and they answered. I quietened my mind and they spoke. I invoked and they graced me with their presence. I made offerings and they responded. I asked and they gave… and sometimes, they asked for something in return.
In relationship with them I have found peace and purpose. Through them I have found a community filled with friendship, service, learning and growth.
Blessed be Nature. Blessed be the goddesses and gods of old. Blessed be this tribe of Pagans.
more Pagan responses:
Christine Kraemer: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/sermonsfromthemound/2013/04/why-i-am-a-pagan/
P. Sufenas Virius Lupus: http://www.patheos.com//Pagan/Why-I-Am-Sufenas-Virius-Lupus-04-05-2013.html
Here’s the main page with all the responses: http://www.patheos.com/Spirituality/Topics/Why-I-am-a.html