Well I am pagan and my mother invited me to a church gathering with her I politly said no thank you buit she kept on she does not know I am pagan. yet,.
I would tell her, and then I would go- just because you are at a church does not really mean you have to believe or even participate in prayers or anything else. its not you that needs to worry about offending anyone- but you who must worry about possibly being offended by the beliefs being presented. I am wiccan/pagan and I have been in a church a few times I lived through it and so will you. now if she is attempting to convert you- then that is a different story and I would tell her you are a pagan and her beliefs are not yours and politely refuse her offer. but if it is a simple friendly gathering I would go.
Well, you could either tell her, which might cause some issues, but at least you'll be able to get it out there and make it clear that it's not something that you find appropriate for yourself. Or you could just go and keep a low profile, I don't think you'd offend anyone unless you stood up in the middle of a service and announced that you are a pagan. Sorry to hear about your dilemma, =/ I was lucky enough to have accepting parents.
Well, I'm an atheist and I do it fairly often. You don't have to pretend to believe, just quietly allow things to progress, and do what everyone else does.
Just be a cooperative observer, like you would be if you immersed yourself in a tribal culture and wanted to see how it worked. If you treat it as an opportunity to observe cult behavior first hand, you might actually kind of enjoy it.
I would just tell her , but just because your pagan doesnt mean you cant go seek more knowleadge about other religons . You never know maybe you can take something positive from it.
What's a pagan?