Polytheists, Neo-Pagans, and Other Religious Critters

The least offensive thing on television as I sit down to write, my belly full of my roommates cat-head biscuits and sausage gravy, is The Song of Bernadette. So of course I'm listening to Jennifer Warnes singing Song for Bernadette. Maybe the song and film will bring me some kindness as I write today's post, which is a topic that can too quickly become harsh and unkind.I spend a significant number of my waking hours considering the Pagan community, it's limitless diversity, identifying … [Read more...]

Spiritual But Not Religious and The Solitary Pagan

I ran across a CNN news story yesterday that really got me thinking. It spoke of the danger of the "Spiritual But Not Religious" movement creating self-centered, selfish people instead of creating community and promoting charity.Yesterday I raised the question "what if we get big and mainstream?" without actually exploring it. Today I'm wondering "if we get big and mainstream and are made up mostly of solitaries, what then?" because it suddenly seems like we've got a big ol' elephant in the … [Read more...]