I've had the Project Pagan Enough button on my page for a little while now as some of you may have noticed...But I'd like to take this opportunity to stress just how important this project is.
In the mainstream religions I often hear of the bickering and comparisons about which religion is the right one and which individual is a better model of what Christianity stands for. I watch my television and see all the good little parishioner's going to their respective churches every Sunday but exhibiting the most inexcusable behavior first thing from Monday morning right up until Saturday night. Sometimes I snicker to myself as it almost seems like it's become a competition of sorts as who has the nicest Easter dress, fanciest jewelry or dressiest Sunday suit.
In recent years I've heard petty squabbles and references to how other pagans dress, what is the correct coven to belong to and even who's concept of Deity is a better one and it's beginning to become a troubling issue as well.... C'mon folks, what kind of examples are WE setting? Does The Goddess/God/Deity really care if your jeans are ripped, you wear hippie skirts or you prefer to wear a ceremonial robe in the produce isle at Safeway on a Wednesday afternoon...?Is it really that important if you listen to Nine Inch Nails...Sinatra or Paganini? We need to unite our community and accept that we have differences because those differences are what make us special, part of the bigger picture.
I made the promise to accept all pagans and wiccans, for who they are, regardless of sexual orientation, dress, musical tastes, fluffiness factor or just plain oddness. I urge you to head over to Fire Lyte's Project Pagan Enough and make the promise too...Put the badge proudly on your webpage or blog...let's stand together.