Veiling: A Different Take On Pagan Womanhood

[I apologize for the length of this post. You might want to save this for later if it's too long to read on a phone or on a lunch break.]You can't move an inch within Paganism without stumbling across paradoxes, anomalies, or just things that make you tilt your head to the side and ponder. We are a diverse and wonderfully strange people. Within our our small minority (in relation to world religions)  there exist myriad majority/minority distinctions. It fascinates me when Paganism moves into … [Read more...]

With All Due Modesty (NSFW)

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -- Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride Modest is defined by Merriam-Webster as 1.) placing a moderate estimate on one's abilities or worth; 2.) arising from or characteristic of a modest nature; 3.) observing the proprieties of dress and behavior; 4.) limited in size, amount, or scope.Modesty, especially when applied to dress, is a fun subject. The most modest garment in size and scope, a scanty thong for … [Read more...]

13 Things I Like About Islam Revisited

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 around the corner, I'm considering old and new articles to share. This is an old one, but if a little good-natured interfaith understanding is all I share for 9/11, I will be content.Originally published September 10, 2010.13. AlgebraSo maybe I don't like algebra but I definitely respect it. Muslim scholars made significant contributions to mathematics. Well done!12. Cat StevensNow known as Yusuf Islam, this is an artist that has had a lot of … [Read more...]