I know I’ve been scarce it’s been that whole life thing getting in the way. But I was sitting here and saw a tweet from Angela
This lady is not happy about some pagans being in the running for the Top 25. All I am going to say that it’s a… http://fb.me/FWQRv1ve
So I went and checked it out. Wow. That’s all I could say at first. The amount of hate coming from the blog was astounding. And this is supposed to be a Christian Blog. Time-Warp Wife with the tagline “Empowering women to joyfully serve” has struck a chord that quite frankly makes me sick to my stomach. The first part that got to me was this:
Mixed in with the “faith” blogs are pagan blogs. In fact one of those bloggers, a self-professing witch wrote, “Looking at the nominations there were a couple of pagan blogs which thrilled me to no end. How cool would it be for one of the pagan bloggers to win the top spot?”
How sad is that? What’s even more disturbing is that one of these bloggers describes herself as, “Parenting a witchlet, being a priestess in the greater pagan community, navigating the world as a religious minority, and educating myself and others (including my own son) about this path.” Beside that blurb, we see the photo of a woman holding her newborn child.
Were the bloggers in question doing anything wrong? No they blog about their faith. The list in question is from the Circle of Mom’s website. It’s for the Top 25 Faith Blogs Seems like a good fit to me. Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Mormon, Pagan, Hindu All different faiths but no mention is made of any other religion except Pagan. We are the evil ones. We are the ones that need to be banished. Um, why exactly?
I went on to read more and she says this:
I love my children with all my heart, but there are times that I am strongly against the things that they do. Should they steal, cheat, or lie, I won’t love them any less, but I will not tolerate that kind of behavior.
Hey guess what? Pagans don’t tolerate that stuff either! Are there a few bad apples in the bunch every now and then? Sure. It’s called free will. Look at the issue with Catholic Priests and alter boys. Should we condemn the entire religion because of some poor choices? No there are still good Catholics out there and even still good priests out there.
I think this “attack” and yes I am calling it an attack because of the way it’s been presented and continues to be presented in facebook threads like this. We are being called “evil creatures”, they are praying for our souls, for our children’s souls, they are fearful that we are on the PTAs at our local schools. It is being said that our mere existence is an attack on their Christian faith. It’s turning into hate mongering and frankly it’s disgusting.
Are we supposed to return the favor? Are we supposed to rant and rave and threaten their children’s souls? Get out the torches and pitchforks and form a little mob and fight back? No. The pagans that have responded have done so with dignity and pride. They’ve thanked them for their comments, offered to keep them in their thoughts and prayers as well, and spoken about how they promote tolerance within their own families and children.
I really believe it’s a case of fear and misinformation. Something people don’t understand therefore it needs to be attacked and gotten rid of. Perhaps with education it can bridge the gap, but it’s hard to do that when the other side set the bridge on fire.