I Hold These Things To Be Sacred: A Reply to Sarenth Odinsson

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I hold these things to be sacred and holy: all life, the earth, nature, our selves, our bodies, our relationships. [Read more...]

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“Atheist Pagan” Does Not Equal “Secular Pagan”

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Yes, atheist Paganism is “a thing.” And it should neither be confused with secularism nor reduced to humanism. [Read more...]

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Believing In Our Myths, Without Believing Them

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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...]

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Don’t Tell Me I Haven’t Met Any Gods

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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...]

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Church is no substitute for religion, Part 2: The Spirituality Gap

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“Religion” is about symbol, myth, and ritual, while “church” is about community, morality/ethics, and ideology/politics. Here in the West, it seems we’ve gotten the church cart before the “horse” of religion. Potlucks and creeds are the outgrowth of religion, not the cause of it. [Read more...]

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Church is no substitute for religion, Part 1: The Sunday Assembly and Religionless Church

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The Sunday Assembly wants to be “all the best parts of church but without the religion”, but I think they’ve got it backwards. What I am longing for is not “church without religion”, but “religion without church”. And I don’t think it’s just me. In fact, I wonder if maybe the growing numbers of “Nones” aren’t looking for the same thing. [Read more...]

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