Best Fundraising Idea EVER

I follow some atheist blogs so I knew a big fundraising campaign was gearing up for the Secular Student Alliance. Mostly it's bloggers who are urging their readers to give, but Crommunist over at Freethought blogs went one better: he's doing Youtube cover video requests in exchange for donations.I found it amusing to watch him do a cover of Josie and the Pussycats, and got a kick out of his rendition of Eye of the Tiger.As I watched the videos I quickly realized this was the best … [Read more...]

Petty, Carnal, Pagan Desires

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Awhile back I talked about the Pagan concept of salvation being temporal rather than eternal. I've been thinking about what that means.If we start with the premise that Paganism begins with the idea that there is nothing wrong with you, that you are not lost, disconnected, in eternal danger, in need of transcendence or incomplete, then eternal salvation doesn't factor in. Most religions, and possibly a few Pagan religions, base their entire teachings on some concept of eternal salvation. … [Read more...]

A Few of My Favorite Things (13 To Be Precise)

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It would be disingenuous of me to write a holiday gift guide since I have sworn off gifts this year. It also feels wrong to write a "Best of 2011" list when my "liturgical year" has already ended, and shouldn't we focus more on Pagan culture than overculture?So my compromise is this: I'm going to write about a few of my favorite things. Some of these you can buy. Some represent what I've loved about the past year. Some, well, some defy categorization. 13. Good Music Two of my favorite … [Read more...]

A Different Kind of Family.. On TV: Terisa Greenan, Sister Wives and Polyamorous Music

Back in October I caught the flu. The real deal. Influenza. I lay on my sofa, drooling on my pillow, shivering under blankets and watching reality tv. I am not generally a fan of reality tv. I tend to watch it on very rare occasions, but being sick, I decided to give Sister Wives a go.I watched the first two seasons straight through, broken up by naps and potty breaks. I expected I'd dislike Kody Brown and that I'd be generally annoyed by all the Mormon cheeriness. Instead, I saw a family … [Read more...]


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