Nine Things I Think

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Nine Things I Think is an irregular feature whenever I have a list of things I want to talk about that aren’t long enough for their own individual posts.  There’s no theme, just nine things I want to bring to your attention.  Feel free to expand on any of these topics in the comments section. 1)  A recent commenter asked if my thoughts on something were “common among OBOD.”  Short answer – probably not. Both of my primary spiritual groups – the Order of Bards, Ovates and … [Read more...]

The Good In Other Religions

vatican at night

When Pope Francis was elected back in March, I posted my Pagan Wishes for the New Pope – things I thought were realistic hopes for the direction he would lead his church. In a homily yesterday, Francis said some things that are very encouraging. From the Catholic News Service: All people are called to do good and not evil, the pope said. Some would object, “‘but, Father, he isn't Catholic so he can't do good.’ Yes, he can. He must.” “The Lord has redeemed us all with the blood of … [Read more...]

Pagan Wishes For The New Pope

St. Louis Cathedral - New Orleans

I’ve always had a soft spot for the Catholic church. I grew up in a small country Baptist church. The building was plain, the pews were hard and the services were long. The preacher hadn’t graduated from high school and his sermons showed it. Well before I was old enough to realize what I was being taught didn’t match up with known science and history, with much of Christian theology and with my own core values, I felt like I was in a second-rate church. The Catholic church looked … [Read more...]