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Paganism is a worldview that encourages reverence for nature and a personal relationship to the Divine. While pagans tend to be very individualistic and non-dogmatic, they agree that the Divine resides in the Earth and all things. Therefore, they revere the Earth and seek to live in harmony with nature. Pagans also stress personal responsibility, challenging people to rely on their own strength and inner sources of power to lead righteous lives. Without specific commandments, individuals must determine right from wrong for themselves. In practice, most pagans support nonviolent, communal, socially progressive efforts.

Resource: Margot Adler. Drawing Down the Moon. Penguin, 1986.

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