Take a minute and read this....think about these words, these are not my words but they do speak for me. They ring so true that they are humbling.
I have many friends of many faiths... seems they all can except others religions but are all so wary of one....
I have been more 'open' the last year or so, not all of it has been welcomed. Not all has been negative, but..... I am tired. It was just so much easier when 'others' had no clue, or maybe they did but held a blind eye to it. Many people can lend a blind eye....don't ask, don't know, just keep wondering........
The open practice of paganism often invites criticism, ridicule, potential loss of job, social ostracization, and even bodily harm - while the open practice of Christianity more likely encourages a positive popular response.
As the saying goes, "it doesn't take a rocket scientist" to realize that, for many people, "passing" as Christian can significantly simplify their public life. And, although this deception may be offensive to the purist, it is generally not very difficult for the closet pagan to participate in most ostensibly Christian practices.
Rustic Snowman Hat Tree Toppers... - Working on Custom Order Snowman Hats this weekend!
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