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Why Sometimes I Don’t Want to Be Associated with Paganism

By A.E. Goddard

There are moments where I throw my hands up in the air because I’m so disgusted with the Neo-Pagan Movement. Much of what I’ve observed in this past year are things I observed (and subsequently felt disgusted by) occurred in Christianity.

It’s becoming a clique. I’m seeing this trend where unless you’re one of “them” you don’t get to make the same remarks, dissent, nor practice with “them”. It’s natural to form groups, but there’s a point where the “group” starts to hurt the religious dynamic.

Too many rabid fundies. I know this seems odd to write about with a movement reputed to be so open, but I can’t believe how many times I’ve had the Rede shoved down my throat. Many pagans cannot accept the fact not every pagan is Wiccan. This is a troubling trend, especially for Neo-Pagan religions that don’t adhere to such things. That isn’t to leave out the ones who, despite any scholarship, want to deny other groups. If this trend isn’t abated in any way I may see a Pagan Religious Right in my lifetime.

Read the original article at: Musings of a Pseudo-Pagan

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