Autumnal Introspection

I grew up in a household that practiced portions of two religions: Judaism and Christianity. My choice to live as a Pagan and a polytheist as an adult further complexifies my family’s religious landscape. My spirituality is layered with pieces of a Pagan and Jewish identities that I feel most notably at the Autumnal Equinox. [Read more…]

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What About the Children?

My wife and I met exactly two years to the day before our wedding, and had known each other for about twenty minutes before the topic of future children came up as a tangent of a seriously FASCINATING discussion on religion. Twenty minutes into the rest of our lives, and she made it abundantly clear that her future children would be raised Jewish. So how can I pass on my faith to my children, when I already swore to my wife that I would raise them in the manner of her ancestors? [Read more…]

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Three Things I Think

With a tip of the hat to John Beckett over at Under the Ancient Oaks here on the Pagan channel, I thought I’d share three somewhat disconnected things that happened to me recently:a summary of a conversation with a non-Pagan friend, some thoughts on Interfaith-ish gatherings, and the fact that I forgot about Easter. [Read more…]

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Winter Holidays, Interfaith Memories

My childhood memories from the winter holidays are a mix of Chanukah and Christmas. Join me as I walk down memory lane for a moment and let me know in the comments what your favorite memories are from the Winter holidays! [Read more…]

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Community Pilgrimage – Sharing Our Faiths

As modern Pagans here in the United States we haven’t seen attempts at eradicating us from existence. However, there are verifiable cases where children were taken from their parents, jobs were lost, homes were destroyed, and individuals were harassed because of their beliefs…because those beliefs were “different” and therefore suspect. And we have seen those in the Pagan community express prejudice against those of other faiths because we too are guilty of judging others when their beliefs differ from our own. [Read more…]

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