All Weather

I’ve been meaning to comment on this article since I first read it. In a nut shell, the author says that if someone isn’t out of the broom closet and in the public eye, then they are a “fair weather witch.” I am somewhat offend that the author feels she can judge other people in this way. If she feels that she can best express her faith by being an activist, then that is wonderful. But that does not mean that is the best way for you or me to express our faith. There can be many reasons a person is still in the broom closet. And there can be just as many reasons why someone doesn’t participate in public events. I don’t think this makes them any less a witch, Wiccan or pagan. What is important is your beliefs. Yes, those beliefs should be followed up by actions, but activism is not a tenant of pagan faith.

Lately, there seems to be a a trend to draw attention to oneself based on whatever group you belong too. Personally, I don’t care what your religion, sexual orientation, race, or country of origin is. I care about what kind of person you are inside and how your daily actions reflect that.

I may not be out there proclaiming that I am Wiccan, but that doesn’t change the fact that that is what I am. I’m an all weather Wiccan because of my beliefs, not because of activism.