Guest Post: Matthew Hunt says Differences Are Real and Important

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! How I feel about this topic is that however some folk want a term or word to mean, the reality is different. Most folk when they speak of Paganism they ARE speaking about a specific religion. NOT an umbrella term. More often than [Read More…]

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Guest Post: T. Thorn Coyle asks Can We Share A Common Fire?

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! Recently, I wrote two lengthy essays on this topic that I hope you take the time out to read, but given Star Foster’s call to put this discussion on the table again given Drew Jacob’s  article, here are some more thoughts to add [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Nouvelle Noir Goddess take on Pagan from the African Traditionalist Community

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! Daughters of Eve Contributor, Nouvelle Noir Goddess, offers her view on the current debate: I’ve read numerous thought provoking and inspiring personal testimony by individuals thought on referencing themselves Pagan, Polytheist, or the likes. Each contributor to the debate gave me insight on [Read More…]

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Interview with Drew Jacob

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! After setting off the latest round of debates in the Pagan blogosphere, Drew Jacob kindly answered a few questions regarding his stance on the Pagan label and community: What makes your practice different from modern Druid orgs and Celtic Reconstructionists? That’s a fun [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Lamyka says Pagan Family Comes First

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! Since we’re all busy people I’ll sum up this article in one phrase: We’re all together in this. The so-called debate over ‘yes, we’re all’ Pagans, ‘yes, but not me’ Pagans, & ‘yes, but not those’ Pagans is just the newest underwhelming pimple [Read More…]

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Real World Benefits of Not Being Pagan

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! When Drew Jacob wrote his post yesterday, I commented “some even claim that their religious communities actually thrive after they leave the Pagan label and community behind.” I think a lot of people overlooked that point. People began to argue semantics, the history [Read More…]

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Choosing to Remain Under the Pagan Umbrella

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! A few years ago I expressed something very similar to what Drew expressed in his article “Why I’m not Pagan” – except he expressed it with far more tact and grace than I did. I had been looking around at the Pagan community [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Resa says Labeling Is Complicated

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! Is there a Name for Me? Back in the Olden Days, and by that I mean the 1980’s, I used to call myself a “pagan”. I did this mostly out of respect for the Wiccans and Witches in the New Age community. At [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Vopiscus says it’s a Matter of Values

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! A vital element for genuine community and solidarity is a shared and accepted body of values. Reconstructionists and members of ethnic polytheistic traditions feel that there is a significant difference between their own beliefs and values and those of Neopagans to feel justified [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Marcel says Polytheist has fewer Preconceived Notions

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! I’m a Gaelic Polytheist – I haven’t identified as a Pagan in so long that I’m not sure when the last time I did so actually was. There were a couple of primary reasons for this there’s far too much confusion, misinformation, and [Read More…]

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