Dispassionately Dissecting Religion

Pulitzer Prize winning geography professor Jared Diamond presented yet another non-theistic explanation of the origins of religion. He overlooked the most important factor: the interaction of humans with Gods and spirits. [Read more…]

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Honoring All the Fallen

Let us remember our warrior dead – it is right and good to celebrate their courage and valor. But let us also remember the fallen of war who never should have been in harm’s way in the first place, and those whose wounds killed them slowly instead of suddenly. [Read more…]

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Pagans and the Past – It’s Complicated

Stick around for a while and you’ll find a lot of people in love with the past. It connects us to our origins, and it reminds us that what we see on the streets and on the television isn’t the only way to live. [Read more…]

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Mead For The Morrigan

The Morrigan has been an ally, helping me with things I could not do myself. She’s been an inspiration, giving me things to think, talk, and write about. And She’s been a general, giving orders and expecting them to be followed. [Read more…]

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Belief and the Experience of Awe

A psychological study says that awe-inspiring moments increase our tendency to believe in Gods and magic. While the study is based on non-theistic assumptions, its findings can be helpful to Pagans and other religious people. [Read more…]

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A Need For Divination

It’s necessary for us to stay focused on the tasks at hand. But we also need to know where our paths will take us and what obstacles or opportunities we might be overlooking. And sometimes, we need an answer from the Gods. [Read more…]

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Missing the Point on Scapegoats

When two thirds of the commenters are missing the point, I have to accept that this time the problem isn’t the readers, it’s the writer. [Read more…]

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Polytheism in Difficult Times

Many of us are dealing with health issues, family emergencies, and stressful jobs. The political situation makes things worse. But remember you have a place in our community and Gods who called you to Their service. Do what you need to do, and ask for the help you need. [Read more…]

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