Paganism cannot be divorced from theism.

By The Veiled Witch:

Those who uphold the idea of pagan atheism should be viewed in askance. Paganism is defined as the belief in deities that are outside of the Abrahamic model and not part of other major established faith practices such as Buddhism or Hinduism. …

Paganism can not be divorced from theism in any of its many manifestations. Belief in deities is a defining characteristic of paganism. It is nonsensical to argue that one can be pagan and an atheist at the same time. The cognitive dissonance that comes from combining the two systems of thought renders application of this supposed belief system null. At best, you have someone who is an agnostic with heavy leanings towards humanistic belief systems. At worst, you have someone who is hostile to paganism in any of its manifestations. …

The pagan atheist community is actively working to undermine the defining traits of the pagan community whilst attempting to seek shelter in that larger community.

Yes!  When atheist Pagans or Pagan atheists or whathaveyou call themselves “Pagan” there are undermining the core meaning of Paganism.  It is an attack on us and everything we stand for.

“If evil though knowest, then proclaim it to all as evil, and make no friendship with foes.” — Havamal

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