This & That: Pagan values do not align with the alt-right – North Texas Daily

Paganism is one of the most misunderstood religions with many different paths and a bad reputation. Right-wing groups who follow QAnon passionately believe pagans, Jewish people and Satanists are collaborating on conspiracies. Unfortunately, some alt-right extremists have tried to find a place in the pagan community, even after attacking the core values and corrupting the sacred symbols. Paganism is a broad belief system with diverse paths, but most of us agree on one thing: there is no room for bigotry and discrimination. This automatically disqualifies the alt-right from joining the pagan community. 

A nature-based religion, Paganism has several different branches, each adopting its own set of core beliefs ranging from atheistic to polytheistic. Most pagans hold pluralistic views that make them tolerant of other religions and people. In fact, diversity is important to most modern pagans, including myself. I chose the pagan path because it aligns with my belief that all humans deserve to be honored and respected. 


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