(humor… or something….)
Dear Friends, and Pagani,
I am writing to you on behalf of many, many, of your fellow Pagans and (I would like to think) many of our Elders.
From now on if you expect us to take any of you Pagans out there seriously you will have to start studying your own faith, and other Pagan and Non-Pagan faiths in depth. You will have to demonstrate a reasonable willingness to study and learn and grow. You will have to show a reasonable grasp of History. Your public statements about Paganism and your conduct as Pagans should have NO trace of “Take that Mommy and Daddy!” or “Take that Jesus!” about them. You will not mistake, in words or action having an axe to grind against your parents or Religion of origin for being a proud Pagan.
If you are working in a community organization you will ESPECIALLY work to be knowledgeable, informed, and professional in your conduct within and on behalf of your community!
You will also look into the fact that there are more Christians (and other folks mono and poly theistic) involved in Interfaith work trying to protect and defend Religious Freedom and Separation of Church and State than there are Pagans, both in the Parliament of Worlds Religions and in organizations like the Interfaith Alliance.
Furthermore you will at least explore the idea that good folks like the gentleman interviewed below are AT LEAST AS ~IF NOT MORE~ representative of Christianity than some of those jerk-off talking head types that some folks love to rant about and to try and equate every Christian with…
Please take this post under advisement or So Holy Powers Help Us, we may have to start Gibbs-smacking folks upside the head, or something….
Pax and many, many, many of your fellow Pagans
PS- we really mean it!!