The Universe Has No Plan And That’s OK

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I don’t think the Universe has a plan, and in any case I can’t relate to a Universe that plans. But I can relate to the Old Gods. [Read more...]

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Why Pagan Theology Is Important

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Western culture is filled with Christian assumptions, many of them unstated. If we are to make Paganism and polytheism accessible to ordinary people, we need to challenge these assumptions and offer well-reasoned, well-articulated alternatives. [Read more...]

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The Lore vs. UPG – A False Dichotomy

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Privileging lore and dismissing experience is the direct result of living in a Protestant-dominated culture. A religion with real Gods is messy, unpredictable, and scary. Even though I’m fond of order, I wouldn’t have it any other way. [Read more...]

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The Limits of Personal Power and The Dangers of Ignoring Them

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If we are truly beings of unlimited power, then people are only sick or poor or oppressed because they choose to be so. And if they choose to be sick or poor or oppressed then we have no moral obligation to help them. How convenient. [Read more...]

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Religion and Smart People – A Reasonable Response to Unreasonable Smugness

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Don’t try to tell me I need to abandon a path that’s proved meaningful and helpful just because some people believe some dumb things and some smart people don’t believe anything at all. Religion is much more than belief. [Read more...]

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Atheists’ Ten Commandments

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A group of atheists did a nice job of developing their own Ten Commandments, but sometimes what we need isn’t new rules, or fewer Gods, or more Gods. Sometimes what we need is a completely different approach to how we think and how we live. [Read more...]

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Hold Loosely But Practice Deeply

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Religious certainty is for fundamentalists and fools. Hold your beliefs lightly, but while you hold them, treat them as though they were true and explore them as deeply as you can. [Read more...]

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Organic Religion

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Even if religion completely disappeared, it would quickly return because people have religious experiences all the time. This is organic religion, a religion not of doctrine but of experience, not of rules but of relationships, not of the intellect but of the soul. [Read more...]

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