how is paganism not religious?<quoted text>
Not true at all. I have discussed Intelligent Design from a Pagan point of view, and the debate is all ways carried on as if I was a Christian. Most often I am accused of lying about being a pagan. Imagine that. One can't believe in a Perfect One and not be part of an organized religion. It is my opinion the reason why Atheist do this, is because they like to claim the non-religious crowd as part of them. Even though in the same survey on Wikipedia the answer atheist is there. So many times I have caught atheist, and for whatever reason they love doing it to Scandinavian countries the most. They ad atheist to non religious and claim that as the atheist percentage. To those that know history The Vikings was possibly the last stand of Paganism. I don't agree, but I do think the era of The Berserkers was Paganism's greatest stand. Just like modern China is Atheism's greatest.
most people that say they are not religious mean they do not participate in any organized religious cult, but their ideas of their god are taken directly from one of those cults.
examples of this abound on these pages in people like almighty tzar...they claim to not belong to a religious cult, yet they spew the cult rhetoric and the bible to no end...