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5 Mistakes New Pagans Make - and How To Avoid Them


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5 Mistakes New Pagans Make - and How To Avoid Them

Don't alienate your non-Pagan friends just because you're no longer part of their religion.

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Here at About Pagan/Wiccan, we get a lot of emails from new Pagans who are convinced that all their non-Pagan friends now hate them, and there’s often an eagerness to trash folks of other religions. While it’s great to be enthusiastic about your new-found belief system, it’s never okay to disparage other people for their beliefs. You may not agree with the principles of Christianity, and you may have had an absolutely terrible experience with being a Christian before you found your Pagan faith. But that doesn’t mean it’s acceptable to tell other people their choice of religion is wrong.

Remember, you became a Pagan because it works for you. Other people are following the faith that works best for them - and it’s not up to you to change that.

Most Pagan faiths frown on trying to convert others, too. Don’t be pushy about getting others to join your new set of beliefs - it makes you just as obnoxious as the people who try to convert us away from Paganism.

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