4 Things People Say At Christmas (That Are Most Likely Wrong)

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The Holidays are a popular time for misinformation, and most of it’s spread with the best of intentions. It’s fun to think that Jesus and Horus are brothers or that Santa is more mushroom trip than Saint Nicholas, but that doesn’t make it true. [Read more...]

Christianity: I Don’t Miss It

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After a friend reflected on possibly missing Christianity I asked myself the same question. Do I miss it, any of it? Even a little? The quick answer is “not a bit.” [Read more...]

Jesus and the Pagan Gods

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Jesus is often said to be a “dying and resurrecting god,” but is such a statement accurate? If Jesus is not a dying and resurrecting god is he still related to the pagan deities of antiquity? Easter-season provides a great backdrop for exploring those questions and more. [Read more...]

Suffering For the Gods

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I don’t understand a theology of suffering as reward. Why would the gods want us to be miserable? [Read more...]

Leaving Jesus

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Before becoming a Pagan I walked a different road, one with many twists and turns. I called and the many faces of Jesus never seemed to listen. [Read more...]

The Gods They Are a Changing

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Are the gods unchanging monoliths or do they change and grow alongside of we humans? Does history suggest they change and grow, or are we limited to one interpretation of deity made thousands of years ago? Some of us believe that the gods they are a changing. [Read more...]

Jesus and Pagans: A Tired and Divisive Debate

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I’m a Pagan, and there are no obstacles between myself and the divine. How I encounter that divine is my journey, and yours as well. If someone wants to worship Jesus in a Pagan context that’s certainly their right, just as it’s your right to not do so. [Read more...]

Refusing to Paint With Broad Strokes

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Why the antagonism? Let’s not forget that people outside of our own faith tradition are often fighting the same battles we are. Besides, none of us have a stranglehold on the truth. [Read more...]

The New Testament and the Nativity

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The Bible says very little about the birth of Jesus, and what it does say is often contradictory. What’s actually in there and is it literally true? Many people think they know the story of Jesus’ birth, yet what they know is an amalgamation of story and tradition and is quite different from what the New Testament tells its readers. [Read more...]

Christmas Is Not Yours or Mine: The True Origins of the Holiday Season

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Every year I hear the same refrain “Put Christ back in Christmas,” and every year I shake my head. No one faith owns Christmas, it’s a combination of various elements, some pagan, some Christian, some Jewish, and some cultural. Christmas is not yours or mine, it simply is, and it belongs to anyone who cherishes it. [Read more...]


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