Some people are being super hateful to me because I said Halloween appropriated things from paganism
I never said I hate Halloween
I didn’t realize it was news to people that Halloween is based on older traditions
All I meant was that people should be mindful of their goddamn actions and learn about the origins of Halloween at the very least.
That pagans have a greater culture and we should find solidarity.
If you think that’s controversial maybe you should ask yourself why that is.
I never said abolish Halloween.
I was sharing a sentiment that I know a lot of people have.
Its pretty fucking awful to be told by lots of people that you’re going to burn in eternal hellfire for being pagan, and then turn around and see those same people wearing pointed hats on Halloween.
If you don’t think that’s appropriation and cultural erasure I don’t know what to tell you, other than I don’t give a fuck what you think.
I love Halloween
But many many people use it as a framework to discredit anyone who isn’t a monotheist, pagans especially.
If it hasn’t happened to you congratulations.
But it is NOT harmless.
Nor is it innocuous to tell me that I can’t point out that it is a problem.
No nonpagan should be able to wave a wand at me while calling me a demon for being pagan, ya feel?
If you disagree with that you’re a part of the problem.
I will not be quiet even if I am the only one who feels this way.
Maybe most people don’t see it, but I have definitely had nonpagans use “magic wands” to mock me.
But I’m not allowed to talk about that?
Why? Because you haven’t seen this reblogged 4000 times?
Why is respect reserved for select groups of people, and not for everyone?
How is that happening to me not nonpagans using appropriating behavior to oppress me?
But please do so with respect for others and awareness that its sacred to some.
The fact that that idea is controversial is just really sad.