Pagan Philosophy, Pagan Ethics

My thoughts on Brendan Myers’ presentations on Pagan philosophy and Pagan ethics at last weekend’s OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering. [Read more…]

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Are There Moral Facts?

Justin P. McBrayer did a good job of driving traffic to the New York Times website with a cheap shot on public schools and pearl-clutching on moral relativism. Children need all the help they can get in learning to separate fact from opinion – and they need to be taught how to live virtuously. [Read more…]

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The Earth, The Gods and The Soul

The Earth, The Gods and The Soul by Brendan Myers is the philosophy book I needed to read. It gave me a good introduction to classical philosophy, taught me some key ideas, gave me references to follow for more in-depth reading, and perhaps most importantly, showed me the philosophical heritage of many of the ideas I live by and promote in my own writing. [Read more…]

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Purpose and Will

My belief we’re here for a purpose doesn’t flow from my Pagan religion. It comes from something before that, from some deep intuition. It’s part of my core being, and it whispers “there’s more.” [Read more…]

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Philosophy and Institutions

There are lots of Pagan institutions that are doing the work of spreading and refining Pagan ideas. Are they enough? For now, it’s enough to recognize that institutions aren’t the enemy, they’re a necessity. [Read more…]

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Truth and Meaning

While the uncertain nature of religious truth leaves us free to interpret evidence in the way that is most meaningful to us, it does not leave us free to believe whatever we want. Even in the absence of clear proof, some things are more likely than others. Wanting something to be true does not make it true. [Read more…]

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