Project Pagan Enough

Totally stole this from Aubs Tea at Mystical Bewilderment:

Project Pagan Enough is a movement, a cause, a Harmonious Riot begun by  at Inciting a Riot that includes bloggers, podcasters, authors, shop owners, radio personalities, pagans, non-pagans, me, you, and (hopefully) the whole pagan community. It is my hope that the Project Pagan Enough logo continues to be a beacon of peace, progress, and change for our community. By using the Project Pagan Enough logo, you’re making a set of promises:

  1. You are Pagan Enough, because you try fervently to explore what it means to be pagan and apply it to your life, despite your physical appearance, personal tastes, level of experience, or other factor that others might use to say you are not pagan.
  2. You recognize others are Pagan Enough despite how they may look, act, or believe, as long as that person feels they are fervently seeking the divine on a pagan path.
  3. You attempt to debate those that have opposing viewpoints, learning from one another despite how passionate the debate becomes, instead of simply writing others off for not being up to your standard of ‘pagan’.
  4. You welcome, befriend, and encourage others in the pagan community despite their physical appearance, level of experience, age, or other physical or superficial characteristic.
  5. You promise to treat members of other religions and spiritual paths with equality, fairness, and grace, setting a good example for the Pagan community both in and out of the community, not judging the individuals based on fringe members of their same faith.

Like the points of the pentacle, these 5 tenets of Project Pagan Enough work together and will, I hope, launch our community into a new era of tolerance, love, and peace. Our community cannot become cohesive if we are constantly judging one another or pulling apart. 

As for me, these are the small ways in which The Bad Witch will fulfill these ideals:

  1. I will continue to wear twinsets with my pentagram.
  2. Key words: “fervently seeking the divine on a pagan path.”
  3. The Bad Witch Files was founded on providing a debate of opposing viewpoints. I don’t think there’s a question of TBW avoiding conversation for fear of pissing people off.
  4. I have made more new Pagan friends this week than ever. I don’t even know what half of them look like. (I assume many of you are *not* bursting into flame.)
  5. I will go drink beers with my Christian girlfriends on Saturdays. We will talk about the deity within. All are welcome.

I love this idea. How about you?

 

I’m going to include this as part of the year-long The Pagan Blog Project to get the word out a bit; “a way to spend a full year dedicating time each week very specifically to studying, reflecting, and sharing . . . .    The project consists of a single blog post each week posted on prompt that will focus on a letter of the alphabet” (http://paganblogproject.com/).

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