Archives for September 2008

So What’s a Pagan Priest?

Those of you who were part of my Second Dedication last year know that one of the things I’ve felt called to be is a priest. And for more than a year since then, I’ve struggled to figure out exactly what that means. I’m at a point where I feel like this needs to be [Read More…]

A Pagan View of Suffering

Today’s question for the “Texas Faith” panel of the Dallas Morning News’ Religion Blog is “What do you find in your faith tradition that helps you deal with or explain the reality of suffering?” I haven’t read much of anything on suffering from a Pagan perspective. Most Pagan theology and philosophy concentrates on what makes [Read More…]

The Will of the Goddess

In a comment a couple weeks ago, Summer advised me to “give yourself over to God’s plan” and to “let go of your own plans of self import.” That’s certainly good advice. But it raises the more difficult question of how you figure out what that divine plan is. There are any number of religious [Read More…]

The Gods Must Be Angry

I’m sitting here watching Hurricane Ike get ready to demolish Galveston and there’s a voice in the back of my head that keeps saying stuff like “So you follow a nature religion, hmmm? So how are your gods (or your Goddess) any better than that desert god who went around smiting all those folks?” Hmmm??? [Read More…]

Revising our Principles and Purposes

The UUA is proposing a revision to our Principles and Purposes. At a high level, I think this is a good thing – all religions must be continually updated or they risk becoming stagnant and irrelevant. Unitarian Universalists recognize this better than most. Another good thing is that this wasn’t done by a few people [Read More…]

This World vs. The Otherworld, part 2

I had no comments on the blog to last week’s piece, but I had several private responses, plus one on the Ethical Witches list. And they all said basically the same thing (though in very different ways): don’t worry about it. Some focused on my need to go deeper into my own spiritual practice. Others [Read More…]