New Post at Humanistic Paganism: “The Mystic Demystified: Making theistic language serve the religious naturalist”

Over at, I have a new essay which analyzes how a poem by Don Marquis was modified for inclusion in the Unitarian Universalist hymnal.  A comparison of poem and the hymn provides an interesting case study in the how religious naturalists use religious language and raises the question whether something is lost in the translation.

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Wish upon Ostara: Why I wish Ostara was called something else
A Pagan Lawyer’s Take on Indiana’s “Religious Right to Discriminate Law”
Church is no substitute for religion, Part 1: The Sunday Assembly and Religionless Church