Christians Acting Like Christians: Dissecting Tim Dalrymple’s Comments on Paganism

Tim Dalrymple is a good guy. If I were in the midst of paintball battle or organizing an interfaith event, I could do much worse than having Tim on my team. However, Tim is an evangelical Christian, and acts like one. His opinions and arguments are formed by Evangelical Christianity, and it also informs his [Read More…]

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Guest Post: P. Sufenas Virius Lupus’ on Unnatural Sex

P. Sufenas Virius Lupus writes the Queer I Stand column here on Patheos Pagan. If you like this please check out his column, as well as all of our other fine columnists and bloggers. For good or ill (and despite the best efforts of queer theory’s proponents), the word “queer” is something that people associate [Read More…]

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I Reject Jesus Christ

Recently a blogger not worth naming make the statement that Paganism is merely Protestantism playing dress up. Seems patently absurd. Of course Progressive Protestant Christians are indeed taking on the trappings of Paganism: the Wheel of the Year, the Divine Feminine and positive affirmation style magic. However, that’s like saying I have a beard because [Read More…]

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Live Pagan Hangout Today: Christian Imagery in Pagan and Occult Ritual

I’m creating what is essentially a 30 min weekly Pagan talk show on the web which has the novelty of being broadcast live. It’s all through the magic of G+ and the first broadcast is today. If you can’t watch live (we can see your comments and questions during broadcast and respond to them) then [Read More…]

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Guest Post: The “Persecution Complex”

[I’m having a lazy day. Enjoy this post by the always fantastic P. Sufenas Virius Lupus! – Star] I’ve recently read, and commented on, a piece written by my Patheos.com Pagan Portal colleague K. C. Hulsman called “Christ is NOT the Reason for the Season.” While I would dispute a few of her details, on [Read More…]

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Feast of The Good Galileans (or Star invents a Holiday)

There are days when I really hate Christians. I loathe them on those days. My wrath swells and my rage increases. I hate their dismissiveness. I hate their blindness to their own privilege. I hate their double standards. I hate their elitism and snobbery. I hate their bland platitudes, and their church clothes. I hate [Read More…]

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Ancient Pagans and Christians, or Who Did What To Whom

Watching people debate about the first four centuries of the common era is like watching a football game. The fans are rabidly rooting for their team all out of proportion. Trash is talked. Facts are distorted. Kurt Willem’s Pangea blog here on Patheos recently featured a video that delves into this sort of trash talking. [Read More…]

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Looking at Christianity With Pagan Eyes

One of the pitfalls of blogging is you tend to hear from your critics far more often than your fans. So it really made my day when I received a note from a 70-year-old retired pastor who told me my writing was helping him to build a bridge of understanding between his faith and Paganism. [Read More…]

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Is Wicca a Christian Heresy?

Yesterday I gave a grumpy rant over the Watchtowers and LBRP being included in some strains of Wicca. The responses surprised me and set me to thinking. If you begin with the premise that everything in Wicca came from a Christianized society, that Wicca was founded by people raised and well-versed in Christianity, that elements [Read More…]

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Ayn Rand: Godmother of Satanism

How strange it seems that followers of “the wickedest man in the world,” as well as those who embrace the title Witch, should come to a place where they look askance at some members of the Religious Right with reasonable suspicion of their being Satanic? [Read more…]

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