But lets have fun for a moment. Out of those of you who think that these things are necessary to be a "proper pagan", which ones are going to, in a society that claims freedom of religion for all and the right to practice, fight for the right of the pagan to kill people? Because whats the point of arguing that they are not "really pagan if they dont do all that the pagans did" when they are not even allowed the choice to do so?
The fact is, this is the 21st century, we no longer kill people for luck, a better harvest or victory in war and we dont have to. Im not gonna hang someone from a tree and stab them with a spear, and christians arent gonna burn any witches. This is 2011, and that is the reason.
EDIT: Is it me or is everything im saying in here coming across sarcastic and confrontational?