AgoraAtheism, Polytheism, and Pagans: A Discussion
Polytheism. Atheism. Paganism. The writers at Patheos Pagan get together to discuss the role of deity in Modern Paganism and where we are headed in the future as a community.
AgoraSpear of Athena: Relationships are Relationships, or I Need a Break
All of the polytheists that I know, though by no means does this mean all polytheists ever, affirm that the gods have individual agency. In this article, Conor shares some of the implications of this.
Between the ShadowsFrom the Shadows: Transphobia is Anti-Feminist
I learned a new term this week, I'm sorry to say. The term is TERF, which stands for "Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist." This is not what my feminism looks like.
The Zen PaganMarriage Equality: Seven Easy Answers
Southern Baptist Samuel James has posed "7 Questions for the Victors" on the marriage equality issue -- but forgot to turn comments on for his post. Fortunately, I have this forum to reply. So: seven easy answers.
Raise the HornsA Letter to Bristol Palin
Photo from Wikimedia Commons. I know you don’t know me, but we are kind of peers in a way. I write at Patheos, you write at Patheos, I read your Mom’s book about Christmas, you... [Read More]
Agora5 Things You Can Learn from a Pagan
Paganism was not even remotely on the radar in my growing-up years. Even when I began my personal journey in earnest, I sought out more visible and accessible spiritual... [Read More]
Oathbound“No Actual Witches in Your Witch Group?”
Yesterday I spent an hour on the phone with my friend Sylva, catching up after a month or two of not talking. At this point in my life, almost all of my friends are witches of... [Read More]
John BeckettLetter To My Christian Friends
Pagan, Druid, and Unitarian Universalist I’ve been on this Pagan path for 22 years and I’ve been seriously dedicated to it for 14. During most of this time I’ve kept my... [Read More]
A Witch's AshramWhy I Am Not a Christian
Reflections on Bertrand Russell’s speech from 1927. (Read the essay online here.) This is the only essay of his I’ve read. I recommend it. It’s short, amusing and to the point. Many... [Read More]
Between the Shadows6 Things That Neo-Pagans Could Learn from Polytheists
“Statue In The Park Of Peterhof” by Olga Konstantinova (public domain). Courtesy of PublicDomainImages.net. Polytheism is hardly a new concept: indeed, next to Animism it’s... [Read More]