The Pope Gets It – A Pagan Look at Laudato Si’

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As a human whose destiny is tied to the Earth, I applaud Laudato Si’ and I encourage my Christian friends to incorporate its message into their lives. I accept the challenge to help create a Pagan and polytheist spirituality that will be at least as effective in building a society that is respectful, compassionate, and sustainable. [Read more...]

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Letter To My Christian Friends

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People who nod in agreement with my reverence for Nature and smile politely with my esoteric practices get defensive and even angry with my worship of many Gods. In the spirit of “we need not think alike to love alike” I offer this letter to my Christian friends and family. [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 Garden of Eden – A Pagan Reading

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The Eden myth has many interpretations. This is a speculative reading from the viewpoint of a Nature-centered Pagan. [Read more...]

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Proselytizing, Secrecy, and a Better Way

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We don’t proselytize, but we can make sure people know we’re here, and be ready to welcome those who respond to the same calls we heard earlier on our own spiritual journeys. [Read more...]

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Celebrating Life, Preparing for Death

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While it is a waste to spend any of our precious hours worrying about an afterlife that may not even exist, humans have wondered what comes after death for at least as long as we’ve been human, and our generation is no exception. Fortunately, there are things we can do to prepare for the afterlife, no matter what it turns out to be. [Read more...]

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Religious Buyer’s Remorse

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I’m thankful for the freedom and opportunity to explore virtually every religion ever known to humanity, but these seemingly unlimited options come with a cost. In an environment where we are truly free to choose, religious buyer’s remorse is inevitable. [Read more...]

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The Global Public Square

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The Global Charter of Conscience is self-evidently true to most of us in the modern West. It is a worthy document, even if its ultimate effectiveness is questionable. But its cause is not advanced by The Global Public Square, which was written to promote it. [Read more...]

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