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April 15, 2018
Is Unconditional Belief Required in Paganism?
Unconditional belief not only isn’t required, it isn’t advised. If you feel you must believe...
December 08, 2015
Polytheism Is Theism!
Some people see the depth and meaning in polytheism, and they feel the call of...
August 16, 2015
My Paganism Has No Disclaimers
Until the general public understands that “I believe” means something more than “I think this...
February 22, 2015
The Limits of Personal Power and The Dangers of Ignoring Them
If we are truly beings of unlimited power, then people are only sick or poor...
January 11, 2015
The Big Tent of Paganism
What do Druids and Wiccans, Heathens and Hellenists, Thelemites and chaos magicians, shamans and seers,...
December 14, 2014
Hold Loosely But Practice Deeply
Religious certainty is for fundamentalists and fools. Hold your beliefs lightly, but while you hold...
November 25, 2014
Tell Me Who You Are, Not Who You Aren’t
Too many of us define ourselves by what we’re not. That allows what we don’t...
October 07, 2014
Proselytizing, Secrecy, and a Better Way
We don’t proselytize, but we can make sure people know we’re here, and be ready...
April 15, 2014
Celebrating Life, Preparing for Death
While it is a waste to spend any of our precious hours worrying about an...
April 06, 2014
You’re Doing It Wrong!
Most of us are doing our religion right, at least most of the time. But...
January 03, 2014
Both Poseidon and The Sea are beautiful and powerful and I worship both. But a...
October 15, 2013
Religious Buyer’s Remorse
I’m thankful for the freedom and opportunity to explore virtually every religion ever known to...
September 10, 2013
Trusting the Gods
The foundation of trust is not blind faith but the evidence of past performance. You...
August 27, 2013
Psssst – We’re Winning
The growing number of intellectual attacks on polytheism show we’ve grown to the point where...
June 28, 2013
Seeking the Mystery
Christine Kraemer's Seeking the Mystery is now available in print as well as the previously...
June 19, 2013
Acknowledging mystery is an act of humility and integrity. It accepts the limitations of human...
June 17, 2013
The Three Centers of Paganism
There are three centers to the Pagan movement. How can someone who identifies with all...
June 11, 2013
Yes, Belief Matters!
Paganism has always emphasized orthopraxy over orthodoxy, so it is not surprising that recent theological...
April 30, 2013
Truth and Meaning
While the uncertain nature of religious truth leaves us free to interpret evidence in the...
April 16, 2013
Ronald Hutton and the Paradox of Witchcraft
Ronald Hutton said “we are the only society that both believes in witchcraft and doesn’t...
March 24, 2013
A Pagan Looks at Easter
Christianity is deeply embedded in our culture. Even if we are happily committed to Paganism...
March 10, 2013
Do The Gods Change?
The Pagan Neoplatonists believed the gods were unchanging. The ancient stories and our own experience...
February 24, 2013
Know Your Theological Boundaries
Because theology is a speculative process dealing with highly subjective topics, we have great leeway...
February 07, 2013
Worship the Gods
Pagans understand different people worship different gods. We have more trouble accepting that different people...
January 31, 2013
The Myth of Magic
Most of us believe in magic even if we like to think we don’t. That’s...
January 22, 2013
Fear of the Gods
People who come to Paganism often have a fear of approaching our gods and goddesses....
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