Post by Scruffy Brooky on Feb 2, 2011 19:37:26 GMT
On 27th March 2011 the last currently planned paper census will take place in the UK. The previous census introduced the question, 'What religion, religious denomination or body do you belong to?'. The Pagan Federation is urging everyone who considers themselves a Pagan to answer this question directly. According to the PF last time out 80,000 people in England and Wales answered Pagan or a Pagan subdivision, as compared to 800,000 Star Wars fans listing themselves as "Jedi"!
It may or may not be important to us as individuals whether Paganism is taken seriously, but it will have an impact on what the PF can achieve. We do need to be taken seriously in my opinion, to allow the PF to be allwed to undertake their pastoral work such as hospital and prison visits. When filling in your census from please consider answering "Pagan" or "Pagan - [Wiccan, Druid, Witch, Heathen, Shaman, Asatru etc].
"The thing I like best about you is that we can argue all evening and still end the night as friends."