Stereotypes and Misconceptions of Paganism

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Stereotypes and Misconceptions of Paganism Stereotypes and misconceptions are mainly false assumptions and beliefs about different cultures and groups. The reason as to why stereotypes and misconceptions exist is because many individuals Stereotypes are basically oversimplified images or ideas used to describe the gender, nationality or even nature of a certain type of person. While some stereotypes are humourous, they can also provide a negative impact upon their targets. Misconceptions, on the other hand, are false and rude accusations directed upon a certain individual or group. There are many stereotypes and misconceptions that are directed towards individuals of the Pagan religion because, since it represents only a small portion of…show more content…
Morvihschilu also says “ Many religions, such as Christianity and Catholicism, believe that we are guests of nature and that when we die, our true journey begins. Us Pagans believe this to be untrue. We are not guests of nature- we are nature. We interact with nature and respect and appreciate it as we do humans”. Morvihschilu is explaining that those of the Pagan sect treat nature as they would treat people and that this life, right now, is the only one we have. Morvihschilu then proceeds to explain that, like every other religion, each Pagan sect has ethics and rules. “ We follow our own virtues, for example, my religion is Asatru and we follow nine important values: Courage, Truth, Honour, Hospitality, Discipline, Fidelity, Self Reliance, Industriousness, and Perseverance. We honour the true turning of the seasons and the nature of the divine within us. We do not need ‘salvation’, all we we need is freedom to live our lives with courage and honour. Today, our minority has been able to stop hiding and to just let others believe what they want because we know who and what we truly are. Us Pagans, us Wiccans, Asatru, and Druids are family and, like everyone else, humans who worship life and death”. Decianna Morvihschilu proves that Pagans live in harmony with the Earth and raise their children and kin to honor the ways of Nature. Pagans are typically vilified for their beliefs, as though they are less important than those of

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