Pagan Hangout: Earth-based or Of The Universe?

Yup, we're at it again! If you can’t watch live (we can see your comments and questions during broadcast and respond to them) then never fear, it will be available on Youtube for your viewing convenience.I’ll be embedding the video here so you can open this page in a tab as a reminder to watch later.We’ll start at 11 AM EDT broadcasting every Wednesday, and here’s a timezone schedule so you don’t have to do the math: 11 AM EDT (New York) 10 AM CDT (Nashville) 9 AM MDT (Denver) 8 AM … [Read more...]

Is The Bible Funnier Than The Bloggess?

Yesterday Adam Baldwin, best known to you as Jayne from Firefly or Animal Mother from Full Metal Jacket, decided that Wil Wheaton was mocking the Bible in the video he helped create to promote Jenny Lawson's (aka The Bloggess) new book.What I find interesting about this is that it's not mocking, but simply stating something so obvious it's absurd to say. Jenny Lawson's book is also funnier than the phone book, Stephen King's The Stand and anything written by Lord Tennyson. Baldwin's … [Read more...]

Pagan Romanticism and the Examined Life

This morning, stemming from Laura Patsouris' recent post, I had an interesting, brief exchange with Jonathan Korman on romanticism in Paganism. I stated that romanticism and the fanciful were necessary for religion to be religion, and that they had a greater power and energy on their own than when grounded in reality. Jonathan's response was "Aye. But it's good to be aware of when we're being romantic."On reading his response my first thought was of Socrates stating that "the unexamined life … [Read more...]