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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2012, 05:17:49 pm »
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What pagan stereotypes do you proudly embrace?

- Halloween lover
- 50% goth / 50% hippie chick
- Political liberal
- Encouraging annoying people to believe I will turn them into toads/eat their children if they don't leave me alone.
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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2012, 06:12:02 pm »
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What pagan stereotypes do you proudly embrace?

Probably people thinking that if they are mean to me I will put a spell on them or curse them.
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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2012, 06:25:35 pm »
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- Halloween lover
- 50% goth / 50% hippie chick
- Political liberal
- Encouraging annoying people to believe I will turn them into toads/eat their children if they don't leave me alone.

 
Scratch what I said before.  I'm just going to say "ditto" to this.
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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2012, 07:17:40 pm »
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I think for many bible belt Christians, "pagan" conjures images of licentious badasses unfettered by their god's laws.

I'll take it!

 
This pretty much sums up my response. :D:
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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2012, 05:21:04 am »
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I think for many bible belt Christians, "pagan" conjures images of licentious badasses unfettered by their god's laws.

I'll take it!

 
Can we get an "Amen!"  ;)

I have to concur with all of you Halloween lovers; my apartment  is always decked out in proper spooktastic fashion, including gargoyle statues I've been collecting for years.

As for other stereotypes:
Cats? Check.
Nature child? Check.
 Folk and traditional music? Check.
Known to burst into song and dance in the middle of open fields? Check.

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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2012, 09:37:58 am »
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I think for many bible belt Christians, "pagan" conjures images of licentious badasses unfettered by their god's laws.

I'll take it!


I will happily take this stereotype and run with it! About a year ago, I was talking to some Catholics about Paganism, and one of them was like (paraphrased) "You embrace ecstasy instead of reason," and I was like "And....there's a problem with that?"
 
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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2012, 09:45:19 am »
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What pagan stereotypes do you proudly embrace?

 
Flagrant eccentricity.

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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2012, 11:05:21 am »
Quote from: dragonfaerie;66459
What pagan stereotypes do you proudly embrace?

 
I'm an atheist but I have my share of stereotypical pagan traits.

1) Extremely virulent anti-Christianity.
2) I'm gothic, so yeah, give me the dark colors and Halloween love.
3) I know the stereotype is politically liberal... I'm a libertarian, so I am a partial fit on the social issues part of the stereotype (pro gay, pro drugs, anti-war... however I'm anti-animal-rights (repeal CA's foie gras ban NOW!!!), anti-affirmative-action (if a private business wants to quota, fine, but don't use the law to make them), and anti-gun-control.. basically, get the government OUT of lifestyle/cultural choices AND economic choices).

I'm an Objectivist, and we have our stereotypes too. Surprisingly I don't really fit into the Objectivist stereotype... I'm far too civil and willing to talk with people I don't necessarily agree. Although I guess I fit the stereotype at times...
1) I love to make my case in deliberately provocative terms because there's a joy in shocking people by transgressing common morality (that's also part of the economist stereotype)
2) I smoke occasionally (not as often as the stereotypical Objectivist, though)
3) I can be very aloof and patronizing and venomous when I want to be
4) I am very "socially challenged" (although more of the "being a jerk" kind rather than introversion.. although I'm not so much a "jerk" as I am just eccentric and very very strong-willed and stubborn)

So yeah... guess I'm sort of semi-stereotypical, but like most people, the stereotypes about the categories I am in are only partially true, some of the time.

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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2012, 12:32:51 pm »
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What pagan stereotypes do you proudly embrace?


I worship nature (though I don't think it's a benevolent god that loves me).
 
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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2012, 05:47:31 pm »
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Add me to the Halloween lover and goth lists.

 
Me too. I got into gothic stuff when I was 12, a year or two before I started reading up on paganism. I'm now 22 and still very much a goth, a Halloween lover and pagan.

I am also very politically liberal and enjoy just strolling around in the woods. Oh, and I like cats.

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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2012, 05:53:57 pm »
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What pagan stereotypes do you proudly embrace?

Karen


I'm not sure I do! I've been asked in at least one esoteric shop if I knew what I was buying ( I did)...

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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2012, 06:34:23 pm »
Quote from: dragonfaerie;66459
What pagan stereotypes do you proudly embrace?


Paganism turned out to be a phase (albeit a very important one) for me, but gothiness didn't. I've been a goth before, during and after being a pagan.

I love Halloween, and celebrate it with more traditional English customs, minus the trick-or-treating and garish decorations. Although there's no such thing as too many pumpkin lanterns!

Cats? Definitely. I only have a soft toy one now (black, named Midnight), but that will eventually change.
 
Folk music? You can have my Loreena McKennitt CDs when they're so worn they will no longer play.

Strange potions? I'm getting better at making my own beauty products, following the maxim 'If you can't eat it, don't put it on your face either'.
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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2012, 01:49:23 am »
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So we often talk about pagan stereotypes that we dislike, but what about the things we embrace?


I look goth. /shameface
I hug toads, brake for slugs, love cats and rats, and stay up for bats.
I take care of my cauldron.
I have a cupboard full of old bottles with hand-written labels, full of noisome green mixtures. (Patchouli.)
I do think that removing all your clothes is the best thing to do while watching a sunrise, and if you see a moonrise you leg it up to the river.
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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2012, 03:38:30 pm »
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I do love cats. Whenever I see one I always perk up and squeal "KITTY!" Even in the middle of a conversation about guns. I have a massive soft spot for all things cute and fuzzy.

Other than the cats, I don't fulfill many general pagan stereotypes, but I do fulfill almost every stereotype about norse pagans with glee (foul-mouthed, stubborn, politically conservative, a love of meat, weapons, and alcohol, the list goes on).

 
Totally matches me, except for the weapons... farm equipment is more my thing. And politically a small c conservative, not a Conservative when it comes to Canadian politics.

I want to laugh whenever someone says I'm the perfect good shy little Christian girl (I live in a Bible belt). Until they realise I love good alcohol, and I know foul words in more languages than it should be allowed.

Cats are awesome... if I didn't risk getting expelled, I'd so have a house cat.
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Re: Pagan Stereotypes You Embrace?
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2012, 09:51:21 pm »
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What pagan stereotypes do you proudly embrace?


"Hi, I'm a priest of Bast, and I'm owned by cats." ^_^

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