i have seen a couple of websites with something called the Pagan Bill of Rights( i think they were writen by a group called the Pagan Unity Campaign or PUC) and i wanted to know if they were definitely legal and everything. for example i sometimes have problems with some people bitching at me for wearing my pentacle but on these bill of rights it says i as a pagan am allowed to wear a sacred symbol of my faith were other people of differeant faiths can wear their symbols. am i allowed to tell these people that i have a bill of rights that says i can wear my pentacle?
Answer by flower_angel at 2:20 PM on Dec. 17, 2009
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Answer by gmasboy at 3:31 PM on Dec. 17, 2009
You would think that we ALL receive the same treatment but alas many, many times we are treated as lessor citizens because we do not follow the Christian faith. I don't go up to a Christian and say "why are you wearing that cross around your neck, Do you know what it means" I have been asked this a number of times concerning my pentagram. I still wear it out all the time. But I am in an area in Washington state where people don't worry about your religion.
Answer by pnwmom at 3:43 PM on Dec. 17, 2009
Answer by christyg at 4:11 PM on Dec. 17, 2009
If a person approaches me out of curiosity and ask in the spirit of learning I do not get defensive. If a person uses a defensive sounding voice of course I will get defensive. I have always answered in kindness as long as the question is presented in kindness. Sadly many times I have had some say in a very loud voice ask what is that around my neck. To the people who come off as angry sounding I simply ask "what do you believe it means" and of course I get the "its the sign of the devil" or something along that line. At that point I let them know what it is and what it is not. It all depends on the attitude of the person asking the question
Answer by pnwmom at 7:42 PM on Dec. 17, 2009