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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Honoring Our Troublesome Ancestors

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When some of my friends say the Confederate flag is “heritage not hate” I believe they mean it. But such an approach whitewashes our ancestors who perpetuated one of the most evil institutions ever created by humankind. [Read more...]

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Hospitality in Practice

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We have an obligation to be especially hospitable to our guests. Not just to embody our own virtues and not just to honor our guests, but to set a good example for our wider society that treats too many as Other. [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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The Neteru in the 21st Century

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We are not ancient Egyptians. Our food supply does not depend on the flooding of the Nile and despite what you may hear from certain politicians, our borders are not threatened by the Hittites or the Assyrians. Why would we look at ancient Egyptian religion as anything more than a historical curiosity? [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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Summer Solstice – A Solitary Ritual

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What are you doing for the Summer Solstice? Here’s a solitary ritual that celebrates the Solstice and honors the land spirits, the ancestors, and of course, the Sun. It’s simple and powerful, but there’s one catch: you have to get up really early. [Read more...]

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Love in Fearful Times

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Courage is a virtue, but if we are not mindful our courage can lead us to attack the symbols of our fear and not its root cause. It can lead us to attack the wrong things and the wrong people. Sometimes, the antidote to fear is love. [Read more...]

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