Faith in the Wrong Things

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Those who put their faith in Democrats – or Republicans, or Libertarians, or Communists – have been let down over and over and over again. There is no reason to expect things will be different next time. Instead, put your faith in something older, stronger, and more certain. [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...]

The Commodification of Humanity

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Are people commodities to be bought for the lowest price and discarded when their presence no longer maximizes profits? Or are people divine creatures, deserving to be treated with the dignity and respect due a being of inherent sovereignty and worth? Which world do you want to live in? [Read more...]

Exercising Your Will

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If our beliefs mean something and if our religious experiences are more than a pleasant interaction of brain chemistry, then we have a calling to manifest the kind of world we say we value. [Read more...]

A Druid in the Marketplace of Religions

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I’ve been harmed by false certainty, so I try to make it clear what I know and what I believe – and when I’m guessing. I can’t tell you what to believe and what to do because I don’t know, and I wouldn’t take responsibility for your spiritual life if I could. But that doesn’t mean I have nothing to say to the Pagan community and to the wider world. [Read more...]

Comments, Texas Pagan Events, and a Video

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Disqus comments, Denton CUUPS Beltane, the Houston Pagan Conference, and the video of “Reclaiming Your Sovereignty.” [Read more...]

Why I Am a Pagan

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Patheos has a new series called “Why I Am A…” which challenges writers to explain their religious choice in 200 words or less. Here’s my entry. [Read more...]

Reclaiming Your Sovereignty

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Before the Great Battle of Magh Tuireadh, Figol the Druid blessed the warriors, saying “as to the men of Ireland, every breath they breathe will be an increase of strength and of bravery to them; and if they are seven years in the battle they will never be any way tired.” It is in that Druid tradition I offered this morning’s sermon at the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. [Read more...]


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