All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
It's not a term I use often but it is a term I have been called recently and I've seen a few people use it. I've been trying to figure out why we would have this term. For the more New Age people I'd just say "white lighters" and though some of them have funny beliefs, they seem to be ok people. Like I said some of their beliefs I disagree with and I will not cater to their Romantic fantasies, but they're usually pretty harmless.
I don't respect the people who don't think for themselves, or refuse to be corrected, and mostly those that irk me are the ones that deny science all together as if it never did anyone any good. (Yet somehow are still managing to use a computer, lol.) Some people do go to spirituality as their own psycho drama and the ones that can't distinguish between reality and fantasy I do question and not all the time do I have respect for them. (Some people are respectable.) But when I did the term "fluffy bunny" is rarely used.
It seems rather, this fluffy bunny movement came about from Wiccans and witches who were tired of the New Age. For along time I thought this term was ok, but again rarely thought to use it. Yes people go through a phase of getting bad information because of popular authors, I know I did. (Although I don't think I was ever into harming none.) Wicca was full of that because a lot of that was the thought of Gardner and his associates of that era, it was common. Though much of it has been debunked with recent scholarship. New Age hooked on to it later, especially since it fit Romantic ideals that both movements had. I agree pseudo-science should be stamped out and I personally don't care for rose colored glasses, but there are people who still believe whatever, and they are allowed to. I wouldn't want it any other way really.
Now in this, correct me if I am wrong, because this might be a concept more popular with Wicca & witchcraft, but when a person who isn't as 'New Age' posts that someone is a fluffy bunny because they are eccentrically eclectic, or believes in some New Age ideals, [etc] aren't they usually uninitiated Wiccans? Then they are not Wiccans just like the people they're accusing? Because I knew someone on here who was what people would call a "fluffy bunny" about websites like Wicca for the rest of us. She couldn't think for herself and was trying so hard to not be fluffy that all she did was quote the author of the website whose opinions certainly don't speak for all pagans or Wiccans. The author has no problems outing pop culture Wiccans, ones who spread pseudo-history, yet admits to not practicing Wicca the way Gardner intended, while calling herself a Wiccan. There were the usual trappings like how its impossible or fluffy to mix Christianity and Wicca. Yet a look into Wicca's influences certainly shows influence from the bible, Judaism, and Christianity. Wicca is eclectic. It did mix. So to me its like the pot calling the kettle black.