Guest Post: Lamyka says Pagan Family Comes First

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! Since we’re all busy people I’ll sum up this article in one phrase: We’re all together in this. The so-called debate over ‘yes, we’re all’ Pagans, ‘yes, but not me’ Pagans, & ‘yes, but not those’ Pagans is just the newest underwhelming pimple [Read More…]

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UPDATED-Link Round-Up: Is the Pagan Label/Community Useful?

*EVEN MORE new links added below* Polytheists are making the argument that their communities thrive better without the Pagan label and community, and it’s generated a boatload of discussion. Here’s a lists of posts discussing this issue, beginning with the post that set the ball, or some might say golden apple, rolling. *An interview with [Read More…]

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Real World Benefits of Not Being Pagan

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! When Drew Jacob wrote his post yesterday, I commented “some even claim that their religious communities actually thrive after they leave the Pagan label and community behind.” I think a lot of people overlooked that point. People began to argue semantics, the history [Read More…]

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Choosing to Remain Under the Pagan Umbrella

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! A few years ago I expressed something very similar to what Drew expressed in his article “Why I’m not Pagan” – except he expressed it with far more tact and grace than I did. I had been looking around at the Pagan community [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Resa says Labeling Is Complicated

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! Is there a Name for Me? Back in the Olden Days, and by that I mean the 1980’s, I used to call myself a “pagan”. I did this mostly out of respect for the Wiccans and Witches in the New Age community. At [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Vopiscus says it’s a Matter of Values

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! A vital element for genuine community and solidarity is a shared and accepted body of values. Reconstructionists and members of ethnic polytheistic traditions feel that there is a significant difference between their own beliefs and values and those of Neopagans to feel justified [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Marcel says Polytheist has fewer Preconceived Notions

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! I’m a Gaelic Polytheist – I haven’t identified as a Pagan in so long that I’m not sure when the last time I did so actually was. There were a couple of primary reasons for this there’s far too much confusion, misinformation, and [Read More…]

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Guest Post: David Salisbury says Vocabulary is a Privilege

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! Vocabulary is a privilege. Because those in the Pagan sphere have such diversified sets of language, we get the privilege of using language that suits our needs and the needs of our work when we need to. There aren’t many faith traditions that [Read More…]

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Does “Paganism” Bring You Down? – UPDATED

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! Drew Jacob seems to have touched on a hot topic this morning when he explained Why I’m Not Pagan: I haven’t referred to myself as Pagan in at least four years. I use the word polytheist instead, if I need to; it usually [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Tess Dawson on her Unrequited Love for Pagans

The fact of the matter is I’m weary of reminding Pagans that I’m included in the same category. And I’m so very discouraged that my religion is written out of many common makeshift definitions of Paganism. My religion is not completely “nature-based” or “earth-based.” I do not follow the Wiccan Rede or honor the Wheel [Read More…]

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