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Contemporary Paganism

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Welcome to /r/pagan, a subreddit for links, discussion, and fostering community (both online and in-person) in the broader umbrella of Contemporary Paganism.

Contemporary Paganism is a term denoting modern applications of Pagan religiosity and spirituality. These religious concepts are codified into a wide, disparate terminology encompassing many different philosophical and theological outlooks. It generally encompasses religious traditions focused on reviving or drawing inspiration from the pre-Christian traditions of Europe, North Africa, and the Near East; modern paganism typically does not include African, Native American, East Asian or other traditions who deliberately do not identify as pagan.

Regardless of outlook or tradition, however, all are welcome to join in discussion or debate. We strive not to create a singular religious identity but to be a location where members of these different religious communities can come to network, brainstorm, and get to know each other. This subreddit is an intrafaith and interfaith community, not a monolithic religious identity.

We encourage interesting links of topics and discussion, as well as fervent debate. We are also in the process of correlating a series of useful links to organizations, festivals, and other resources that are useful to our members.

We strive to be a virtual hub for our community.

We have instituted text flair for users to denote their religio-spiritual-philosophical background customized to their own preferred specificity. Click the “(edit)“ next to your username to type in your customized flair, if you'd like.

If you need anything, or your post has been caught in the spam filter, please message the mods. We will gladly help you out.

Rules of /r/Pagan:

  1. Be decent. Racism or bigotry in any form is not allowed and will be removed. Repeat offenders will be in consideration for removal from this space. No hate material, submissions or comments, will be accepted. Racism is an instantly, permanently bannable offense. This rule does not preclude spirited debate and intense criticism; however, threads that have gone beyond the scope of debate and devolved to the point of only personal attacks will be subject to the issuing of warnings or bans.

  2. Follow reddiquette. Remember the human.

  3. Follow reddit's rules. Do not spam, manipulate votes, doxx, or post illegal content.

  4. Comments should be on-topic and contribute to the conversation in a meaningful and critical way. This subreddit is intended for sharing of personal experiences, communication between practitioners of many faiths, and debate within the religions that fall under what is classified as Contemporary Paganism. Non-Pagans are encouraged to interact and post here, respectfully. Non-Pagans who arrive in the subreddit are to be informed that attempts at proselytizing are strictly forbidden and will be removed, aggressively.

  5. We have our own Discord server for the sub, linked at the top of the sidebar. Please do not post links to other Discord servers without mod approval; if you would like to share a Discord link, please send it via modmail. Due to the prevalence of ostensibly 'pagan' servers that are antithetical to this subreddit's objectives, we prefer to personally visit servers before allowing them to be publicly shared.

  6. This subreddit is actively moderated. Calls regarding post and comment removal will be made at the moderator's discretion.

Subreddit Guidelines:

  1. Read our FAQ for general inquiries.

  2. Use the report button. The mods are made aware of all issues when the report button is used. Try to take advantage of the character allowance afforded in the report feature. It is unhelpful when a report is submitted without any explanation.

  3. Downvote for irrelevancy, low content, or unhelpful content. It is not intended to be a simple disagreement button and should not be used in that capacity. Upvote for content that is interesting, encourages critical thinking, or discussion.

  4. There should be a minimum amount of effort made in activity with the subreddit. This means, quite simply, do not spam personal blog information without contributing elsewhere on the subreddit, either in self posts or in comments. Links without such interaction will be considered spam.

  5. A note on surveys: Please refer to our subreddit guidelines and contact the moderators before posting your survey. Surveys that are posted without contacting the mod team or that do not conform to the standards in our guidelines may be subject to removal.

  6. Blacklisted sites: We would ask that users refrain from linking pages from the Patheos blogging network as well as the Asatru subreddit due to unethical practices by the adminstration of those communities. Links or crossposts to either will be removed accordingly by the moderation staff.

Pagan Subreddits of Interest:

  • /r/Anahuac
  • /r/Dionysus
  • /r/Druidism
  • /r/Heathenry
  • /r/HellenicPolytheism
  • /r/Kemetic
  • /r/Kemeticism
  • /r/Paganacht
  • /r/ReconReligions
  • /r/Rodnovery
  • /r/RomanPaganism
  • /r/Sumer
  • /r/Wicca

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