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Pagan practices and beliefs cause harm to no one, and the concepts behind the terms Pagan and Neo Pagans are, in fact, older than mainstream religions and the political power systems on the planet today. If there is one common behavior of all Pagans and neo Pagans, it is NOT to follow a personal belief system simply because it is convenient to the King, or the Pope, or the Potentate, or even your mom and dad. it is to follow a belief system that is meaningful to their lives,. so, They do tend to be a rather rebellious lot!

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