In the last couple of days my writing and updates have increased a great deal. Mostly this is because I have left a soul sucking day job and now have the time and energy to write. It is pretty common when I am posting more that my blog would get more traffic. What I find interesting is some of the unexpected traffic that I am seeing. I have been in the public eye for a while now. Whether it is here, youtube, FB or in real life. I have developed certain habits on social networking because of this. One of these is that every time someone follows me, likes a post or comments. If I don’t know them I check out their profile, dig thru their page all around just check out who they are. Recently I have seen a large uptake of a certain kind of person following this blog. Let just say they are not my target audience.
I have been publicly Pagan long enough that I have dealt with many detractors, religious zealots and just plain hateraid. It makes me sad and frustrates me. I have many Christian friends who are loving and amazing people. Who accept me for who I am and support me in all my endeavours. It saddens me that these people so full of hate can be grouped together with my wonderful friends.
I have spoken to a handful of friends and it seems that the Pagan community on WordPress is being harassed and many people are leaving. Well, I am not going anywhere and there is nothing that anyone can do to make me go any where. If losing my parents because they couldn’t accept who I was, wasn’t enough for me to leave this path. Then there is nothing a stranger or a keyboard jockey can do.
If Jesus was here he would be so disappointed in these people. They are tarnishing his name, using it in Vain. The very thing he said not to do. I have 15 years of Christian Parochial schooling under my belt and I can quote the scripture with the best of them. Jesus was/ is an amazing teacher he just isn’t mine. We cool tho, we cool.
For those who think pushing their faith on to other people is a way to bring them to your faith. All you are doing is driving them away in DROVES. Paganism and it’s various umbrella paths is the fastest growing religion in the world. I would say twice or three times as many people then the numbers currently say. Why? People are scared, they are scared of losing family, friends, jobs.
It is more socially acceptable for an ethnic person to be of a non mainstream faith then for a white person. Why? They view it as a personal betrayal. An ethnic person doesn’t know any better, that is how they were raised. A white person they know better and have turned their back on God. This is the way the bigots think. This is why they get so upset. Their faith, their views are the glue that holds their whole world together. When we chose to not use that glue and make our own it terrifies them.
Hell, it terrifies us. It is this process that separates the wheat from the chaff. This is how the baby Pagans become real Pagans they must make their own glue. Those that fail continue on their search. Many to Atheism, Agnosticism or back to Christianity.
Basically all are welcome here unless you are looking to pick a fight.
Sugar don’t got time for that!