I am retiring, at least for now, the term Pagan from the title of my blog as the term, as it is most frequently applied by other Pagans, rarely reflects my beliefs or intentions as a spiritual person. The word will continue to have meaning for me within my personal spiritual practice and private life.
My thea/ological perspective has not changed. My admiration for several other individuals who call themselves Pagan has not changed. What has changed, and which has been changing for some time, is my naive belief that my confidence in the legitimacy and meaningfulness of my own definitions of Paganism could outweigh the fact that I stand against much of the most popular and pervasive attitudes and convictions shared by the Pagan authors and communities to which I have access. I am only causing confusion when I continue to use the term. So I will not.