I’ve noticed lately, that there are some sort of weird trends in the Pagan community- and I’m not saying we all do them- that sort of… disturb me. So, this post is an “enough of the crap, guys,” post.
One of these is the ‘Fluffy Bunny” thing. Now, I’ve done an entire blog post on Fluffy Bunnies before and I don’t like to repeat rants. So, I’ll give you the link to it here: http://brennaxadaira.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/fluffy-bunnies-an-uprising-in-use-of-the-term-once-again/ . My basic point is: They’re not causing trouble; leave them alone. Sure, they may be misguided in some aspects, but is it really any of your business unless you’re their teacher? No. So, let them be.
The next, and I saw a LOT of it in response to the Fox News video, is Christianity bashing. I realize that many people in the Pagan community left ONE of the Abrahamic religions for ONE reason or another. However, there’s a difference between tastefully explaining why you don’t agree with their teachings and straight-out bashing their religion. For example: ‘I just never understood Christianity. It never made sense to me that there was only one God and that there were all these rules that could send me to Hell if I broke them.’ That’s totally fine- and doesn’t need to be ranted about, or blared across the internet like crazy. What isn’t cool is going on nasty rants about how negative Christianity is, how much you hate people of that faith, etc. etc. And YES, we all know by now that much of the modern calendar is borrowed from Pagan traditions. However, being rude and rubbing it in peoples’ faces just tends to piss them off.
And the last… Again, I don’t see it from everybody, but it is there and I want to address it: Why is there so much hatred between groups? Like, ‘Oh, I’m a Druid, I’m better than those Dianic Wiccans.” I just don’t understand it. I think the same principle as the Fluffy Bunny and Christianity thing applies: WHO CARES? They’re not harming anyone- particularly you, so why bother? I think it’s uncalled for and that all of the bickering amongst ourselves makes it harder for people to take us seriously.
So, there’s my public service announcement. Let’s keep it positive for everyone, shall we?