Originally Posted by antiochian
Pagans have a similar issue with "coming out of the broom closet," as they say. I've read some articles by gay witches who speak about something similar to what you're going through, Rick. I can surely understand. It was and still is hard to come out as gay. But doing it a second time with regards to my alternative religion and open up the door for further harassment and ostracism? I know my family will never understand, and most of them will never know. My lgbt friends have been supportive, except for one who said he was "worried for me."
You're a great guy in my book, Rick, whether you worship Isis, Jesus, the Good Humor Man, or Nobody!
Back at you.
I can see where Pagans would get the same negative reaction from some Christians that atheists do. To some Christians, Paganism is synonymous with Satanism. According to some Christians way of thinking, Paganism, Atheism, Hinduism, and Buddhism are all the work of Satan distracting you from Jesus and heaven.