Non-Violent Writing: Selma and the “Pagan” question

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How are we to respond when other claim the exclusive right to use certain words? I think, at the very least, we must avoid making the same mistake. We must avoid returning rhetorical violence for rhetorical violence. We must at least try to practice non-violence writing and speaking. [Read more...]

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“We have met the enemy and he is us.” — Pogo (Revised)

I’d hammer out danger I’d hammer out a warning I’d hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters All over this land – “If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)” by Lee Hays and Pete Seeger Two things that I have learned in the latest Pagan-polytheist brouhaha over “pop culture Paganism” are: 1. [Read More...]

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The questions that led me to Neopaganism

When I left the Mormon church, I felt a strong need to justify myself.  A Mormon can request to have their name removed from the church records by putting the request in writing.  You don’t have to state your reason, but I wanted to, so I wrote a lengthy letter (10 pages) itemizing my issues.  [Read More...]

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My Neopagan Beliefs

What does it mean to me to be Neopagan?  Part of it is believing certain things about the world, humanity, divinity, and life.  Here is my Neopagan credo.  This is not an attempt to define Neopaganism for anyone else.  This is just (part of) what being Neopaganism means to me. 1.  PANTHEISM: “God” is found [Read More...]

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Red in Tooth and Bear Claw

Okay, I need some catharsis.  Warning: do not read this if you want to sleep well tonight.  I just happened to click on a link to a story yesterday about a woman who heard her daughter’s death over the phone.  I don’t know what made me click on the link, since I usually ignore that [Read More...]

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