Its probably a bit conceited that I am reblogging myself (again)…but since its the Pagan Values blogging event right now, this falls into the category of one of my personal values that I like to call “sing songs out loud (but not obnoxiously)”. Plus, Pagan Pride event season is upon us…and I think there might be some welcome advice here.
Its inevitable…if you are at all publicly Pagan, there will be some point in time where you will be called upon to explain what Paganism is in general and perhaps even what you believe specifically. It might be from someone that is honestly curious or it might be from someone that is already convinced that you are a devil worshiper. Either way (and everything in between) you are now responsible (by default) for disseminating good information (as in factual and complete) in a way that is conversationally appropriate (short, sweet, clear, and positive). In this moment you have become a spokesperson for Paganism–you never know, you might be the *only* person this person has ever known to be Pagan, and now their entire opinion will be based upon their interaction with you and the information you provide them. A bit daunting, yeah?
So, there are some things you need to keep in…
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