Main UK religion before Christianity

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Oct 4, 2012
  1. YoshiInAVoid
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    Before Jesus introduced Christianity to the world through his teachings, what was the main religion in the UK?
     
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    I think Celts and their believes where the main "religion"
     
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    I could be wrong, but I think it was Druids and or Celts.
     
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    That depends. "Before Christianity" is a vague term when it comes to the area we now call the UK due to the numerous conquests its native people endured.

    In a nutshell, the beliefs progressed from paganism through more organized beliefs of the Celts, including druids who were later wiped out, to worshiping Roman gods during the Roman Empire's conquest of Britain, eventually leading to the introduction of Christianity, which was later divided into its numerous derrivatives such as Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Presbyterianism, Baptist Churches of Great Britain (Wales and England) and of Scotland and of course The Church of England, among others.

    It's worth to mention that the Celts themselves were not of "British" origin - they traveled to the isles between 500 and 100 B.C in a non-organised fashion and took over.

    http://en.wikipedia...._United_Kingdom
     
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    Thanks for all of your answers everyone!
     
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    well as i ve studied in the university this kind of things where on my subject .
    well prior romans uk tribes were paganist
    after romans their religion was the pantheon of romans and of course their paganist religion
    after byzantium and the desolution of roman empire religion became a mixture of catholism ans paganism etc
    thats all in conclusion.
     
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