UK Census 2011 – Pagan? Be Proud


We got the UK Census 2011 through our door this week and I’ve only just started to fill it out. The annoying thing… only MySpace and Facebook ask if your religious beliefs are Pagan. Why is that? Why are we still living in a  country where half of the customs religious folks follow are pagan and don’t want to admit it? Why is someone thinks its okay to maock my beliefs shared by thousands of people in this country? How come Pagan’s know more about the history of the people who made this country what it is today, and other non-pagan walk around saying their British? Come on?!

Not many people know where Britain’s roots come from, and we are just a another number of misunderstood individuals who know. I wasn’t born here, but I’ve lived in East Anglia before I was 1 years old. The town I live in is rich in culture and history, regardless of the pagan influence it had on the Christians who came after. I’m a proud pagan, I’m proud to be British (due to culture, history, music, fashion, witchcraft…. etc.) and it’s still shocking after thousands of years of history the Census still can’t show how the originators of this country have descendants who are pagan who aren’t counted in the numbers; for goodness sake!

If you’re pagan, or any other religion that isn’t included please i urge you, make a stand and be proud! Write Pagan in the ‘Any other religion’ tab. Please! Be honest to yourself, be honest to your kin be proud of all the folks who died innocently by “kind godly hands” and stand up for each other. Count us in!


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Blessed Be!

ps.  Have any of you noticed religion is based on quantity rather than quality? Let’s keep paganism an honest path, bring on the quality!

Author: Sy Calaelen

Sy Calaelen aka Sylvia Beckett Davidson, is a British writer, blogger and Youtube vlogger, though she isn't filming at the moment. English literature graduate. Both sites will focus on literary reviews, book lists, comic books and nerd chat, writing and novel tips, and discussions in magick, paganism and the occult. A mixture of everything from her. Reach out on social media from Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, GoodReads, and Pinterest.

5 thoughts on “UK Census 2011 – Pagan? Be Proud

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  3. I’m so sorry that the UK Census is causing so much grief. So many people made a stink over the religion question on the US Census that they removed the question entirely. It was upsetting since this was going to be the first census where I could fill it out myself, and I was very proud to announce my faith.

  4. Hmm..can it be that the US view is that Government’s shouldn’t collect data on religion at all ? That’s one way of looking at the issue… Over in Europe, some Governments (and National Board of Statistics) might argue that the data is needed for social planning, community and town construction and such.. Meanwhile, things aren’t easy in Finland either… anonymous as I should like to remain, I might write a post on the subject one day…

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