Archives for November 2012

New Website for Denton CUUPS

Denton CUUPS has a new website and a new address: Please check it out and update your bookmarks.  Our old site is dead and gone – we built a new one from scratch.  It’s got a menu of pages of information for people who are looking for us and who may not have been [Read More…]

Interdependent Gods

In a post exploring the worship of power and powerful gods, Star Foster raises an issue with wide-ranging implications. Star says: As a polytheist, I worship multiple gods … I am closer to some gods than others, and there are gods out there that I do not worship. I don’t worship gods based on how [Read More…]

Gods and Fighting Men

For all my Druid reading I had never read any of the Irish myths. I’ve heard many of them: some in my OBOD studies, some in academic works like Celtic Heritage, and some in songs and rituals. Earlier this year I felt the need to start working with the Irish literature, and when I asked [Read More…]

Thanksgiving Prayer

I give thanks for my family of blood: for my mother and brothers and all the people who share my name and my genes. Because of you, I am. I give thanks for my family of choice: for the Druids and Pagans and UUs who share my beliefs and values and practices. Because of you, [Read More…]

Antlered Crown and Standing Stone

If you’re already a fan of Damh the Bard you don’t need to read this review. You know you want his new CD, you’re going to enjoy it, just go buy it. But if you want an opinion first, read on. Antlered Crown and Standing Stone is Damh the Bard’s first studio album of new [Read More…]

To My Nontheistic Pagan Friends

Is there a Goddess or God, or goddesses and gods? Whether you consider yourself a nontheist, monotheist, duotheist, or polytheist, there is only one answer we can give with complete honesty and complete certainty. We don’t know. Our experiences may be so powerful we have no doubt there is, or our evidential requirements may be [Read More…]

Honor and Commitment

It would be easy to dismiss the David Petraeus – Paula Broadwell affair as yet another case of a powerful man who couldn’t control his lower urges. It is tempting to laugh it off as yet another example of uptight Anglo-American morals being hopelessly outdated. Both of those approaches would be wrong. From Forbes comes [Read More…]


Star Foster has a post on her new blog titled “Redemption: Even Pagans Need Deliverance.” Star has been very public with the difficulties in her life and here tells a very personal and very emotional story of loss. She asks: Sometimes even the most virtuous among us does grievous wrong, and how then do we [Read More…]