Sacrifice and the Fear of Real Gods

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Real Gods are a lot scarier than the polytheist next door killing, cleaning, and cooking a chicken in his back yard and seasoning it with prayers and invocations. [Read more...]

Why I Worship the Gods

Danu and Cernunnos 10.20.14

This is why I worship the Gods, and why I think that’s a good thing even if the Gods aren’t always as pleasant as we’d like them to be. [Read more...]

Thinking About the Gods

Thoth (Djehuty)

If you believe the Gods are many and have agency then you cannot also believe They can’t affect you unless you permit it. The two propositions are logically inconsistent. [Read more...]

Board Service

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I’m thankful CUUPS is my spiritual home and I’m thankful I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to maintaining and growing CUUPS for the next generation of UU Pagans. If you’re asked to serve on the Board of Trustees or another committee of an organization of which you’re a part, I encourage you to say yes. [Read more...]

Honoring Our Ancestors, Sustaining Our Relationships

Bryn Celli Ddu

It is Samhain – “summer’s end” – and it is time to honor and remember our ancestors. Death has not ended our relationships with family and friends, for love never dies. It has simply transformed the relationships into something different, something that needs our work to sustain. [Read more...]

The Dark Side of Druidry

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We like our Druidry to be light and peaceful and nice… something that won’t scare our Christian and atheist neighbors. But there’s a dark side to Druidry, and it’s as much a part of our heritage as plant lore and poetry. [Read more...]

Holy Work and Two Lies of Religion

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When we decide to follow a religious path or to undertake a religious quest, we are signing up to do holy work, not to receive holy bliss. [Read more...]

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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