What's so Bad about Paganism?

Even in our increasingly post-religious age, “pagan” remains for most people a derogatory word. Why?

The winter solstice at Stonehenge. Flickr/brentbat.

The winter solstice at Stonehenge. Flickr/brentbat.

Observation
July 15 2015
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