Umm... I haven't been on in forever. Covenspace took me in...by the way....umm...what else...oh! I'm doing a research project and I need pagans to respond to a survey please! Click Here to take survey...
And that's it...
Please be advised. Rant ahead.
So, seriously, “fluff(y) bunny” is still an actual insult among modern Pagans. It is used by Wiccans to point out new or misguided Wiccans, and it is used by non-Wiccan Pagans to point out Wiccans. Fluffy Bunnies can be labeled according to a plethora of criteria, including:
Stubborn disregard of any “dark” or “balancing” factors in a religion. The blessing, “In Love and Light,” has also been banned due to Fluffy Bunny over-use.
Little research or knowledge of Pagan history, especially if the little research involves any of Margaret Murray's since-refuted claims.
Hyperbolic exaggeration of one's qualifications to be a witch, Wiccan, faerie or otherkin. Generally, it is assumed that the information is made-up and often involves past life experiences with mythological figures.
Association of a Pagan religion with a role-playing game, a gothic fashion sub-culture, or a fantasy/sci-fi novel or series.
Many times, I find that those who use the phrase the most fit into these criteria the best. Honestly, Fluffy Bunnies are just about anyone who has not found a true balance within their spirituality. If you are too “light” or too “dark,” too metaphysical or too factual, you are prone to the Fluffy Bunny label. Imbalance generally denotes newness, which is not uncommon within the Pagan community. This Fluffy Bunny period can last for weeks or years, and one's newness to the Pagan community cannot be measured in time, but experience.
Where do we find this experience? Meet more Pagans, listen to other views and theologies with an open but rational mind. If you talk to more Pagans online than you do in your local community, seek out more locals and connect. Volunteer for you local organization or coven and get involved.
It isn't about newness, inexperience or faulty personality, it's just imbalance. Many take years to find their center. Changing religions is difficult, and most Pagans today have come to their current path from an entirely different one.
By the way, “In love and light,” is a blessing, similar to, “I hope all is well,” and not an expression of totality. Silly rabbits...
So... everything is a little crazy right now. I just found out I can afford my own engagement ring whenever...and we're going through some issues he apparently doesn't want to go through...
AH! Better update later when I have at least half of my mind.