You may or may not have not noticed that I tend to try to avoid controversy and focus instead on the Gods and what I actually do for Them. The Pagan community seems to always be in an uproar about something or other, and frankly I find it exhausting. I’m commenting briefly because this latest hubbub pertains to the very meaning of the word Pagan and what it means to us. This discussion, which Sannion has called Pagan Identity Crises 2011 was started when Drew Jacob posted a short essay on why he did not consider himself a Pagan. the gist of it seems to be that he doesn’t think he has much in common with Wiccans, and so he is not Pagan. But Wiccans are not the only religion under the umbrella term “Pagan”. I proudly identify as Pagan. In specific terms I am a Greco-Egyptian Pagan, but Pagan will suffice. I like the term Pagan because it carries the weight of history with it and is easily recognizable as meaning a non-Abrahamic traditon. In addition I agree with Laura LaVoie that polytheists of all stripes need to present a united front. Many have weighed in on this subject already, and I feel there is little else I can add to the discussion. See Jason Pitzl-Waters at the Wild Hunt for a more through covering of this subject and links to various blogs of various veiwpoints. I just wanted to state for the record that I am a Pagan and proud!
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