Outgrowing Paganism?

When I read articles like this one on The Wild Hunt, about people like Deo from Deo’s Shadow  leaving Paganism for Atheism and like Carl McColman converting from Paganism to Catholicism. It makes me wonder how Pagan were they in the first place. I could discuss this topic to death, but this time simplicity says it best…

“He who wanders in the woods perceives how natural it was to pagan imagination to find gods in every deep groves & by each fountain head. Nature seems to him not to be silent but to be eager & striving to break out into music. Each tree, flower, and stone, he invests with life & character; and it is impossible that the wind which breathes so expressive a sound amid the leaves – should mean nothing.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1822

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~ by Solaren on June 22, 2009.

3 Responses to “Outgrowing Paganism?”

  1. Well said!

  2. I love that quote. Simply beautiful. I think that says it all very well indeed!

  3. (just catching up on my reading list)
    love this – the quote is being added to my faves!

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