Our happily remarried ex’s: Teo Bishop and Pagan spite

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If you’re like me, then there’s a part of you that sees your former religion (probably Christianity) kind of like an ex-spouse or ex-lover who you separated from acrimoniously. Seeing Teo Bishop go back to Christianity is like seeing an attractive, fun, and intelligent person marry your ex-spouse. Actually, watching Teo’s transition is more like losing a current lover and then watching your two ex-lovers hook up. Ouch! [Read more...]

What a Pagan can tell you about whether Mormons are Christian

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The question of whether or not Mormons are Christians has less to do with Mormons than it has to do with the person asking the question. [Read more...]

Cherish Our Polytheists: The balkanization of our community and what is at stake

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Each time someone withdraws from Paganism, we lose not only their company, but also their voice. They withdraw not only from our community, but also from our conversation. And we lose some of the diversity of opinion that is essential to a healthy marketplace of ideas. [Read more...]

A Neopagan Celebrity Tarot (Part 2)

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My nominations for the last 11 trump cards of the Tarot drawn from Pagan celebrities living and dead. [Read more...]

Embracing Weirdness

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I see contemporary Paganism as an attempt to revise the categories of Western civilization: God/devil, body/spirit, self/other, purity/sex, logos/pathos, reverence/revelry, science/magic/religion, and so on. Perhaps then Paganism will always be weird. Perhaps we should hope Paganism will always be weird. Maybe to exist in between the categories of mainstream religious thought is what Paganism is all about. [Read more...]

Passing on my Paganism

This is what Paganism does for me. It brings out the holiness of the everyday: the epiphany of the sunrise, the mystery in the act of eating, the transcendence of genuine encounter with another person, the miracle in a blade of grass. This is what I hope to teach my children, whether they call it Paganism or not. [Read more...]


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