Should I Wear Religious Jewelry in Public?

"Should I wear my pentacle in public?" This seems to be a hot topic in the pagan community. I feel that it truly is a personal decision. I, personally, don’t wear a pentacle since I am still "in the broom closet" but I do wear a triple moon necklace and ring. 

"Should I wear it to interviews?" 
I would honestly hold off on ANY religious jewelry for an interview. You don’t know who will be interviewing you or if they will be biased. It would almost be impossible to prove discrimination in this case if they do happen to cross you off your list based on religious jewelry.

"What about in the work place?" 
If you are out of the broom closet and feel comfortable expressing your religion at work, first look at your co-workers. Are any of them wearing crosses or other religious jewelry? If so, it SHOULD be okay to wear your piece (although be warned, people may question you about it).

"Or at religious functions that aren’t pagan?"
I am a firm believer that all religions should be respected. If I were to attend a baptism, or any other non-pagan event, I would remove any pentacle jewelry, purely out of respect. I suppose this is also a personal preference too, though.

Finally, I would like to remind you all that if you do choose to wear yours in public, that is great, but don’t tell those who don’t that they are acting as if they are “ashamed” of their religion (I see this a lot, and not just on tumblr). Religion is a highly personal thing and not everyone feels the need to share. You can still be proud of your religion without making it known to everyone. For example, I have a PRETTY nice set of tits and I’m certainly proud of them, but it doesn’t mean that I whip them out while running errands ;)

If you have any more questions, feel free to leave ‘em in the comments!


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