Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: December 2015

Modern Knowledge, Ancient Wisdom: “Science and Paganism” by Trellia

How can one know that the Moon is a vast, lifeless lump of rock orbiting the Earth, and also believe it is the embodiment of a goddess? So how can we resolve this problem in a rational and scientific world?

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“Toward a Humanist Vocabulary of Reverence” by David Bumbaugh (excerpt)

This is a religious story; it invites us to awe; it demands a vocabulary of reverence. It is a story that is uniquely appropriate to the Humanist tradition.

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Music for the Wheel of the Year

Our own Bart Everson has put together eight music playlists for you enjoy for each station on the Wheel of the Year. Enjoy!

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[Starstuff, Contemplating] “Winter Solstice: Axial Tilt is the Reason for the Season” by Heather (& Jon) Cleland-Host

… then I met Jon who practiced one single, holiday tradition: every year he watched the Sun rise on the Winter Solstice. I was awed, and I said right then, we should celebrate the Equinoxes and Summer Solstice too. That was the beginning of our family traditions together.

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Call for Essays: Science and the Science-Religion Intersect

Isaac Newton was born December 25, 1642.  Since Newton is recognized as one as one of the most influential scientists of all time and his birth date corresponds with Christmas, some humanists celebrate Newton’s birthday instead of Christmas.  In honor…

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