Losing My Religion, Twice

Dr. Jeffrey Kripal says you cannot study religion until you’ve lost two worlds. That strikes me as overly general, but it’s very true in my case. [Read more…]

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Asking The Wrong Questions

Rhyd Wildermuth has asked some serious questions. I think they deserve an answer – my answers tell me Rhyd is asking the wrong questions. [Read more…]

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Guilt By Association

We must not be afraid to draw clear, bright lines around toxic beliefs, practices, groups, and individuals. But we must be careful and skillful where and how we draw them. The worthy goal of confronting the New Right cannot be allowed to turn into a crusade for purity. [Read more…]

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A Letter to My Senators: Do Your Job

There are elements of my job I don’t particularly like, but I do them because I have an obligation to do what I’m being paid to do. Senators have an obligation to hold hearings and confirm a new justice. They need to do their damn job. [Read more…]

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A Druid Retreats Into The Woods

Thanks to the OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering, I’m refreshed, restored, and in a much better frame of mind to do the work that’s been set before me. [Read more…]

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Something Bad Isn’t Coming, It’s Here

Fools deny there’s a problem, politicians insist everything will be OK if we’ll vote for them, and skeptics insist it’s just the ups and downs of life. Meanwhile, those of us who have heard the Gods whisper “there’s a storm coming” are seeing the clouds get darker and darker. [Read more…]

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The Gods Are Like Apples

Metaphors can be tricky in religious matters: some take them literally, while others see only the figurative examples and never see the reality illuminated by them. Despite these risks, I think a metaphor will be helpful in our current conversations about the Gods. [Read more…]

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There’s No Room For Me In Your Religion

Many people in our wider society (from which Paganism and polytheism largely draw our members) don’t know what to make of religions that 1) don’t claim to be for everyone, and 2) don’t attempt to cater to everyone. [Read more…]

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