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New Age template[edit]

Does this necessarily qualify as something "New age?" I don't care whether it is or not, but if it does, then it should get the "New age" category as well. The Goonie Punk Can't sleep, clowns will eat me! 00:58, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Doesn't the template add the category? And, also, I agree neopaganism =/= new age. Similar, but not the same. ħumanUser talk:Human 04:49, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Nope, the template does not add the category. Also, while Neopaganism is often corrupted by all sorts of New Age woo, they are not intrinsically synonymous. AnarchoGoon Swatting Assflys is how I earn my living 04:55, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Well, it should. ħumanUser talk:Human 05:28, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure it should, but everything it's on is in Category:New Age, so it wouldn't harm. Yeah, s'pose this gets the religion navbar - David Gerard (talk) 07:59, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
These templates should always add their category. And, no, this one isn't a religion. ħumanUser talk:Human 08:12, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
"Not a religion"? What, in the sense that Christianity is not a religion? (Some Christians claim this in all seriousness.[1][2]) Someone who wasn't one would file it there, and the religion nav is on lots of concepts as well as actual religions - David Gerard (talk) 08:40, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
"Not a religion" in the sense that it isn't one. I couldn't follow the rest of your comment. What does Christianity have to do with this? The "religion nav is on lots of concepts..." means nothing, probably that's it's just too broad-based. ħumanUser talk:Human 08:45, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
As in religious concepts, like the omnipotence paradox etc. which you certainly wouldn't call a "religion". In principle these could be replaced with "theology" do define a difference, but I don't think this is necessary at this time. As it stands, religion is the best category we have for neopaganism. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 09:55, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Category, sure, fine. Magicrightsidebox? not convinced. ħumanUser talk:Human 10:26, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Dat symptom list[edit]

Guys...I might actually be some variety of neo-pagan. I have literally all but two and a half of those symptoms (I don't have a dreamcatcher, but I want one, so I'm counting that as "a half"). Should I go to a doctor? What should I ask her? Is this condition lifelong, or is there a cure?

(My apologies if this offends anyone; I'm just playing along with the article's humorous tone. But in all seriousness, my basic beliefs aren't actually too far off from neo-pagan beliefs, though I don't subscribe to the "goodwill to one's adversaries" crap; if someone treats you like shit, you need to fight back. Instead, I believe in reciprocal altruism. Though I can't say I subscribe to the nuttier aspects of neo-paganism. Except maybe as stress relief) Sensual Endeavor, the sexy pony ;) (talk) 16:19, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

That's one form of neopaganism, but...[edit]

What about the less fluffy side of neopaganists, like the argued nationalist side of somes as some branches of Asatru, slavic neopaganism, etc?— Unsigned, by: ‎ / talk / contribs

Well, we have articles about those things: Asatru, Woden's_Folk, and others. But they aren't linked from this page. Feel free to add any information you feel is particularly informative. Ikanreed (talk) 14:50, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
You're talking about racism here rather than nationalism.-Albannach (talk) 20:36, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

Bealtaine agus Samhain[edit]

Bealtaine (Byahlteneh) and Samhain (Sow-en (as in female pig -en)) are still in use as the modern Irish names for May and November respectively. Hollowe'en is Oíche Shamhna (ee-heh how-na), literally November/Samhain's eve, and Lá Samhna (law sow-na) is All Hallows'/Saints' Day. Appropriated by Christianity of course. Might be worth adding, or not. Féinléiriú (talk) 19:22, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

These terms were widely used in Manx and Scottish Gaelic yet the article implies Scots made up their culture just to piss off the English.-Albannach (talk) 20:35, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

Bizarre claims about Scotland[edit]

I don't know where the writer gets the idea that Samhuinn (Old Scottish spelling) wasn't celebrated in Scotland. It is a bizarre to claim it was made up just to claim Scots aren't English.-Albannach (talk) 20:34, 5 September 2021 (UTC)