God the Father: Pagan Perspective on Father’s Day

My father has been dead for 13 years. He was a good guy. He was a bastard. He was human. He was my dad.I have a single picture of him, kept in the back of a book. I have never had the impulse to display or frame it. It's not a particularly good picture. But it's what he looked like when he was healthy, and I'd rather  remember that than the dessicated husk my family forced me to view in his casket.I struggled with the memory of my father for a long time. Do you love someone for the … [Read more...]

Delphic Maxims: Respect Your Parents (Γονεις αιδου)

First let me send out some link love to all the folks also blogging through the Maxims:Aine Llewellyn tackles three at once, Anne Hatzakis takes on Follow God and Obey the Law, John Beckett gives a polytheistic take on Worship the Gods, and Niki Whiting takes on the difference between worship and devotion.With Mother's Day this weekend, and Father's Day next month, this is a good time to consider the 4th Maxim.I know a lot of Pagans have difficult relationships with their parents who … [Read more...]