Ugly Dougly wrote: unjonharley wrote:
Dr Helix wrote:Someone once said that all religion is just guilt with different holidays.
The holidays are all Pagan.. Religion joined in, then claimed the days for them self.
Take good look at all the trappings of a holiday.. Lots came from close to the last outpost of pagan, Germany..
By "religion" I think you mean "Christianity". Paganism is religion too.
well, technically, Doughly "Paganism" is like saying "christianity", there are lots of flavors that fall under that heading.
It's a (originally derogatory) term for "hill people" like "Heathen" (people of the "heath" or "brushy places).
It's now come to be used to refer to polytheists, though, as in Teutonic times, often a family, or whole village, would worship or honor just one of the pantheon available. Germany was not the last of the norther european nations to fall......far from it.
Arguably, Estonia was, and may never have, if you ask them. And the Icelanders populated there, to avoid the "conversion".