Why “Pagan”? – An Atheist Pagan’s Response to a Theist

Why do we call ourselves “Pagan”? Why not just call ourselves atheists or humanists? What does the “Pagan” label add to our identity? [Read more…]

Believing In Our Myths, Without Believing Them

We need to find a way to live mythically, without taking our myths literally — to believe our myths, without believing in them. We need our myths to live by, but we also need to be conscious that we have a choice of which myths to live by. Not all myths are equal. And we really could use some good myths nowadays. [Read more…]

Don’t Tell Me I Haven’t Met Any Gods

If you’re a polytheist who believes in multiple pantheons, then you have to acknowledge the possibility that there are some atheists who have met gods. [Read more…]

“The Disenchantment of Hard Polytheism”

“… Human beings have consistently demonstrated a collective unwillingness to place the needs of our other-than-human neighbors before our own.  The only way to truly protect the river is for humans to identify with the river and to see its needs as their own.  Rather than finding the source of the river’s value in it [Read More…]

If It Doesn’t Help Me Save This World, I Don’t Want Your Polytheist Revolution

It has become more clear to me than ever why I am opposed to the growth of a certain kind of Polytheism — other-worldly Polytheism — within the Pagan Umbrella. To me, it sounds disturbingly like the Christianity I left behind 15 years ago — with its relegation of the concerns of this world to a place of secondary importance. [Read more…]

Global EcoPaganism: Italy

This is the eighth in a series spotlighting some of the signatories to A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment from around the world. Today, we are sharing an interview with Vanth SpiritWalker, organizer of the Pagan Pride Day in Italy. If you would like to be interviewed for the Global Eco-Paganism Series, contact me [Read More…]