I posted a question on Yahoo Questions (as I have here) asking that everyone send me their Questions for Pagans for future Q&A posts on my blog... This is a part of what I got...
"Why do Pagans and Wiccans shun and despise military Pagans and Wiccans? I'm a military Pagan and everytime I attend a large event or gathering, my fellow Pagans give me the cold shoulder, even going as far as to make disparaging remarks to my face. Other military Pagans that I know tell of similar experiences so I know it's not just me.
"So what do you do for a living? Poet, writer, arts and crafts? Oh how wonderful!" "Oh, you're military? Boo, hiss, BABYKILLING MONSTER!" (yeah a woman at a Pagan gathering really did scream this in my face after discovering that I'm military)."
I have to say I was rather shocked by this answer, and quite appalled. So my question really is, has anyone noticed this "hate towards military Pagans?" and does anyone understand the beliefs surrounding it?
Share your thoughts please... This is totally new to me and I would like to do some research on the beliefs and feelings on both sides of this subject. I think it would make a wonderful topic.
Answer by isabellalecour at 9:51 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:05 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 11:17 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by isabellalecour at 11:31 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by pnwmom at 11:36 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
I'm not a pagan myself, but growing up my mom was kind of a hippie, and I grew up in a community of hippies, food co-ops and new age or pagan people, which I loved.Though these people were very peaceful and loving, they were anti-war, which unfortunately sometimes turns into anti-military. They would go to the large city in the state and protest different things the military was doing at the time, holding signs calling them baby killers, these were more geared at the government, but I probably wouldn't have been surprised if they would say it to a soldiers face.
Answer by l.o.v.e at 4:48 AM on Mar. 15, 2011
Answer by meandrphoto at 10:23 AM on Mar. 15, 2011
Although not all Pagans are pacifists, many still are. Especially the older "Hippy" Pagans.
Also many confuse being "anti-war" with being "anti-military".
Then there's those who cannot sepperate the Armed Forces from the "Christian Right". And since *most* Pagans (I know) lean to the left...
Answer by MamaK88 at 11:18 AM on Mar. 15, 2011
Answer by elizabooks at 10:28 PM on Mar. 15, 2011
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