What a Polytheist learned from Unitarian Universalists

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Although it is safer to be a heretic today than in the past, claiming that identity carries certain obligations: you can’t flaunt your non-conformity while simultaneously demanding conformity from others. Well, you can, but it makes you look like a hypocritical fool. [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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Killing Your Inner Fundamentalist

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A foundation of evidence and reason are important, but inner fundamentalists and inner atheists cannot be reasoned away. It is in our first-hand experience of the mysteries of the Gods and Nature that our lives are changed. [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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A Reasoned Defense of Paganism

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There are lots of people who want to convert Pagans, either to fundamentalist Christianity or to atheism. While we have every right to decline the debate, I rather enjoy it. Besides, if you can’t rationally defend your beliefs and practices – to yourself if not to others – then you may want to take a closer look at your religion. [Read more...]

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