We need not agree with everything Pope Francis says and does to agree with his conclusion that recognizing the good those of other religions do is “a beautiful path to peace.” Read more

My brother Ron died this past Saturday, May 18. His passing was not a surprise, but it is still sad to realize my big brother is gone from this world. This is the eulogy I gave for him at his funeral on May 21. Read more

When we learn to see things as they are, we can develop a deep connection with Nature and a love for Nature, even as we mourn the losses caused by Nature. Read more

People make decisions that are detrimental to the natural world for the same reason a road builder destroyed an ancient Mayan pyramid – they don’t value what they’re destroying. Read more

The question of whether or not Paganism is a Nature religion is interesting and can be fun to debate. But the debate can distract us from more important matters. Regardless of your religion, if it does not include reverence for Nature then I propose your religion is at best inadequate and may be detrimental to your life and to all life on this planet. Read more

When I heard Charlaine Harris was ending the Sookie Stackhouse series, I quickly came up with three possible ways it could end. Of course, none of my ideas were right. The actual ending, while not what I would have chosen, was probably the most appropriate ending of all. Read more

Psychic Sylvia Browne told the mother of one of the rescued Ohio women that her daughter was dead. Those of us who practice divination can and must do better. Seers are accountable: to ourselves, to our communities and traditions, to our gods or guides or spirits, and most importantly, to those for whom we see. Read more

The Denton CUUPS Beltane Circle was not your typical light-hearted celebration of fertility. We had a Maypole dance and a spiral dance, but in between was an interactive, dramatic presentation of two stories of Morrigan and her dealings with the god Dagda and with the hero Cú Chulainn. These stories come from two different sources, and traditionally, Morrigan’s affair with Dagda took place at Samhain. But they present a clear contrast of responses to the Goddess of Sovereignty. Read more

For too many people in our society, “Pagan” still means “Other.” That must change. Some day, no one will care what god or goddess you do or don’t pray to, only that you conduct yourself with integrity and compassion. Until then, we need Pagan Coming Out Day. Read more

While the uncertain nature of religious truth leaves us free to interpret evidence in the way that is most meaningful to us, it does not leave us free to believe whatever we want. Even in the absence of clear proof, some things are more likely than others. Wanting something to be true does not make it true. Read more

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