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Is a comment I read yrs ago about much of the Pagans at least in the US. Many to most of us have created Spiritualities that are tailored to fit our lives. And they Work for us. Mostly;>. The problem comes when we try to "Get Along".
We usually do as long as things are kept Superficial. Try to go beyond and you run into problems caused by the most poisonous general Belief(IMO) in Modern Paganism, "If it's Hard, it's WRONG(for you)". Because, let's face it, getting along with people is HARD. Add in that folks have different priorities and Beliefs pertaining to, well EVERYTHING and you pretty much set yourself up for repeated "Witch Wars".
I've come to the conclusion that a part of why so may lists/groups/etc have gone "Dark" is because of this. After a while, a list has used up all it can say without going beyond what EVERYONE can agree with. And one thing that pagan groups tend to have in common is the Dislike of Confrontation....so no one says anything at all.
Truthfully, I don't see things changing. Like the cats we're oft compared to, we only all go in the same direction if there's a treat involved;>!
Cheers,
Pat

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