I recently posted the Jesus meme below on Facebook and was surprised that anyone following me was shocked or put off by it. After all, I’ve always been very open about my paganism, my spirituality. I’ve seen many posts by friends of different faiths and spiritual paths voicing very strong opinions and never thought of unfollowing them, or otherwise criticizing what they were saying. It’s their FB Timeline, it’s their space, it’s their thoughts.
I have never hidden the fact that I practice witchcraft and follow a philosophy that centers around matriarchal divinity. On the contrary, considering the books I write and the business website I maintain, I’d say I flaunt it. I have never deliberately tried to hide my opinions on other forms of spirituality. I’ve often been heard to say, “The Judeo-Christian religion is the worst thing that could have ever happened to women.” (People who really know me aren’t the least bit shocked or offended, that’s just me).
On the Very Rare Occasions that I actually post something substantial about anything, I really feel it’s very tiresome to have people get their panties in a twist, all thrown up in arms because my opinion is different from theirs, because my opinion is strong and outspoken for a change. (Instead of all the humorous or inspirational neutral drivel that I generally post)
When I post something serious, to the point, and even controversial… it has touched a chord with me! It means something to me. It has inspired or moved me in some way. I’m not posting it to make you feel bad, or angry, or to start an argument or debate. If you liked me before I spent 2 seconds creating this FB post, there should be no reason to dislike me or unfriend me 2 seconds after creating this post. I’m the same person.