Does being called "Pagan" offend you? It's never offended me, but I recently came across someone who basically called me out on referring to Wiccans and other Pagans as "Pagans." He didn't really seem offended entirely, so much as he commented on how I used the word frequently (I used it twice within a 4 hour time frame, while we were discussing witchcraft, Wicca, Shamanism, etc.). Then he launched into how the definition of "pagan" is a "country dweller," which I knew already, but as with many other words, it has various definitions (at least IMO and many I've talked to about it).
Anyway, that being said, do you personally find the term offensive?
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:43 PM on Aug. 13, 2010
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Answer by Sheacat at 8:11 PM on Aug. 13, 2010
Yes! Ok, not really - but it does irritate me. This explains it better than I can in 940 characters. Probably not in the same line as your friend, but the point still stands - I don't appreciate being lumped into a group whether I like it or not when there's a perfectly acceptable term for what I am. Kind of like if people referred to all Christians as Protestant instead of acknowledging there are many varieties of Christian that are not Protestant and many subgroups of Protestant that have distinct identities from the rest.
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:19 PM on Aug. 13, 2010
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