It is a constant source of wonder and amusement to see and hear what non-Wiccan folk (Muggles?) think they know about the old ways. Education and “approval” have grown, but we still have a ways to go. The ignorance and intolerance and derision and exclusion only serve to showcase/highlight the inclusion and welcoming ways of all earth-based paths in our community. Just look at some of the factions: kitchen, hedge, fey, solitary, coven, eclectic. Unless there is bodily harm involved, all negative words, thoughts, and actions must be allowed to flow over and pass by us. Greet the negative with a smile and kind words and keep to the creed:
My beliefs serve me well in this world.