Arson at Yule

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Denton CUUPS missed doing a Yule circle for the public, but we marked the Solstice and we laid the groundwork for a strong recovery. We will return to providing public rituals at Imbolc. [Read more...]

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Worshipping Fearsome Gods – Video

Here’s the video from the “Worshipping Fearsome Gods” Sunday service at Pathways UU on November 22. [Read more...]

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Worshipping Fearsome Gods

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The many Gods of our ancient ancestors include deities of chaos, death, and other unpleasant matters. Whether we see Them as metaphors or archetypes or as something more, these fearsome Gods and Their stories can be helpful in our efforts to live by our principles and establish justice in our land. [Read more...]

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Why I Became a UU

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Most of my writing on this blog concerns Paganism, Druidry, and polytheism. But I’m also a Unitarian Universalist, and today at my UU church I was one of four speakers on the theme “why I became a UU.” This is my story. [Read more...]

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Religious Diversity, Hospitality, and a Muslim Cemetery in Texas

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I like living in Texas, but I don’t like having to deal with those who won’t show basic human decency to others because of their religion. [Read more...]

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The Neteru in the 21st Century

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We are not ancient Egyptians. Our food supply does not depend on the flooding of the Nile and despite what you may hear from certain politicians, our borders are not threatened by the Hittites or the Assyrians. Why would we look at ancient Egyptian religion as anything more than a historical curiosity? [Read more...]

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A Skeptic’s Guide to Gods and Spirits

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We live in a thoroughly materialist culture – many of us are reluctant to discuss our spiritual experiences for fear of being dismissed, ridiculed, or even shunned. Yet these experiences are real, powerful, and waiting for us to figure out what they mean. What can skeptics do when they counter Gods and spirits? [Read more...]

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What a Polytheist learned from Unitarian Universalists

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Although it is safer to be a heretic today than in the past, claiming that identity carries certain obligations: you can’t flaunt your non-conformity while simultaneously demanding conformity from others. Well, you can, but it makes you look like a hypocritical fool. [Read more...]

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