Serving Real Gods in a Shallow Culture

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If someone takes the step from playing with fictional gods to inquiring about real Gods, it’s reasonable to assume there’s a genuine interest involved. Those of us who have made commitments to our Gods have an obligation to respond in good faith. [Read more...]

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Differences Matter and Trying Isn’t Enough

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Yes, you can chop with a knife and carve with an axe, but not well. Wanting isn’t enough. Trying isn’t enough. Differences matter. Ignore the differences and you’re likely to damage the knife or injure yourself or both. [Read more...]

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Spiritual Buffets and the Value of Traditions

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The many traditions of religion and spirituality are like a huge buffet offering an appetizing but bewildering assortment of choices. And like a buffet, picking spiritual practices at random can lead to an unhealthy diet. [Read more...]

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Honoring Fearsome Gods

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When we honor fearsome Gods, we begin to accept reality. We begin to understand our place in the grand order of the Universe… and we begin to realize it’s not at the head of the table. [Read more...]

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5 Reasons You Can’t Find the Right Spiritual Path

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Religion used to be simple: you learned the religion of your family growing up and that was that. Now there are more spiritual and religious options available now than at any time in history. But more choices makes life more complicated. [Read more...]

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Pursuing the Gods

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There’s a decidedly unhelpful idea in the wider Pagan world that all “real” polytheists are called by the Gods. Some are, but others pursue the Gods on their own. Honoring the Gods is always a good thing. [Read more...]

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Our Work Is Not Done – Celebrate Anyway!

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The Road goes ever on and on. Our work for justice is far from done, but let’s celebrate anyway. [Read more...]

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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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