18 and Over – Please respect our choice to insist members be adult. Sick people stalk young people online. Huge social media sites are well funded. They have the ability to use some of that funding to monitor such abuses. We do not. If you are under 18 years of age, please ask a parent or legal guardian to join. Then view and participate with that parent or legal guardian. This will not only help protect you, it will further your child / parent bond. You are our future. We have to try and protect you.
“Gay, straight, black, white,
Same struggle. Same fight.
Christian, Muslim, Wiccan, Jew
There is just one world for me and you” – A.J. Drew
Pagan / Paganism (from classical Latin pāgānus “rural”, “rustic”, later “civilian”) is not a religion. It is an ideology once necessary to survive a rural life style. When one lives by the grace of Mother Nature, one respects her or dies. Crops and critters become sacred, like food and water. To be pagan in the truest sense of the word, means you are thankful for these things. Who you give thanks to for these gifts is a matter of religion. So a Christian, Muslim, Wiccan or Jew may or may not be pagan.
“The earth is our mother. We must protect her.”
Pagan Nation started some 30ish years ago as a BBS service. Some 20ish years ago it joined the world wide web. About 13 years ago, it crumbled under it’s own weight. Membership had grown so large that bickering could mot be avoided. At the time, web 1.0 tools just were not enough to build a community which could accommodate the diversity. Pagan Nation went silent for 13 years. So did it’s founder A.J. Drew.
Reborn Samhain of 2021, the service Pagan Nation II exists to facilitate exchange, not to build community. The service provides the community building tools. With no fascist central authority, it will become what it becomes. To that end, the tools here have been implemented strongly around web 2.0 principles.
Web 2.0 (also known as participative (or participatory) web and social web) refers to websites that emphasize user-generated content, ease of use, participatory culture and interoperability (i.e., compatible with other products, systems, and devices) for end users.” from Wikipedia
The tools are intended to facilitate both macro and micro communal exchange. Although there is a small light weight traditional forum, that forum exists for rated G information about the functioning of the service. Virtually all other features are driven by membership rather than management. You decide what Pagan Nation becomes.