May 25, 2022

An atheist social scientist found that reason doesn’t lead people to atheism, and he’s honest enough to admit it. In this post I want to explore why religion in general and Paganism in particular are very reasonable things. Read more

May 22, 2022

On World Goth Day, Goths and adjacent folks celebrate who and what we are. We find beauty and meaning in what others find bizarre and disturbing. And we remember that sometimes, if they’re determined and careful and a little lucky, the monsters can win. Read more

May 18, 2022

Physicist and astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson tried to throw cold water on those excited about last Sunday’s lunar eclipse. If you’re so scientifically snobbish you can’t appreciate an ordinary-but-beautiful event, just let people enjoy things. Read more

May 15, 2022

I bumped Jason Miller’s new book “Consorting with Spirits” to the top of my to-be-read pile and I started writing this review as soon as I finished it. If you’re at all interested in spirits and working with them, you’ll find this book quite helpful. Read more

May 10, 2022

Our religious, spiritual, and magical traditions are a great foundation. But sometimes “what we’ve always done” not only doesn’t work, it makes things worse. And so we have to make it up as we go along. Read more

May 8, 2022

I have no need to convert people who think abortion is a terrible sin. They’re free to believe what they want and to order their lives around those beliefs. I just want to live my life, let others live theirs, and be free to go to brunch. And I can’t. Read more

May 4, 2022

I knew this was coming. I’ve thought about what I’d say when it did, but I can’t write any of those words right now. I’ll try to be reasonable tomorrow. Today I’m too angry. Read more

May 3, 2022

You were called for a reason. You said yes for a reason. The world has changed in the past five years, but the essence of the human condition and the essence of the Gods have not. If you wait for things to get “back to normal” you’ll be waiting forever. Read more

April 28, 2022

We live in the most religiously diverse society in the history of humanity, where many people are actively trying to find the “right” religion for themselves. We need to make sure those who want what we have and do can find us. Read more

April 26, 2022

Given that the world is moving in directions I don’t like, how do I want to respond? How can I make things better for me and mine? I’m too old to wait and see. And even if I wasn’t, I’m in no mood to suffer any more and any longer than I have to. Read more

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