So there’s a thing that happens whenever vocal Pagans show up in prominent public spaces, either online or in the flesh. The narrative is cliché and we all know it, whatever role we play. It goes like this:
BIG PAGAN THING OMG WITCHES AND WICCANS AND PAGANISM!
Pagan #1: OMG me too paganism witches so great!
Pagan #2: So great wait ‘til Christians see LOL awesome
Christian #1: SATAN
Pagan #2: NO SATAN DUMMY
Pagans #3-15: OMG NATURE GODDESS WICCA NO SATAN SO IGNORANT
Christian #2-Infinity: SATAN SATAN SATAN
The above might be a Facebook thread (like this one), a series of notes attached to a post on Tumblr or Instagram, a conversation at Pagan Pride Day, or the banter that takes place over coffee or booze at a Pagan moot (minus the interjections from Christians, usually). But the…
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