Why I Stay A Pagan

An astoundingly well worded piece on why unity and decency among the many, many, MANY pagan groups is needed now more than ever before. We don’t all need the same beliefs and the same leaders to get along, but even for someone as disinterested in the Pagan community as I am, I can already start seeing signs of stress that might tear it apart completely, and I’ve no stomach for that; the world needs the pagan movement, but the pagan movement also needs the world, if you catch my drift.

The article is lengthy, but entirely worth setting time aside for it.

Of Axe and Plough

I’m writing this to sort of counterbalance the vitriolic spat that I posted up before.  I’m leaving it up but, after I’ve allowed my head to cool (I hate bullies), I’ve come to the realization that it sort of puts a pretty nasty view on my blog.

But I didn’t want to delete it, because it needed to be said.  I had thought about it, but I stand by what I said.  But I do want to say why I stick with the Pagan label, despite lacking my own local community.

But I think this most recent blow-up really highlights the fact that there is a reckoning coming – of sorts – in the community.  No, nothing wholly immense or dangerous.  Or that we’re going to get together and vote out people who focus on Ritual Aspect XYZ.  But that the term Pagan is either too broad or too restricting…

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