Naturalistic Paganism

Category: religion


“Why I’m Religious but not Spiritual” by Eric Saumur

Religious but not Spiritual I was raised an atheist. My parents were careful to explain the importance of respecting other people’s religious beliefs but they didn’t see the point in us knowing anything about religious practice. Certainly we never celebrated…

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“Unitarian Universalism and Paganism” by Crafter Yearly

Paganism grounds me in the natural world. Unitarian Universalism grounds me in the human, social world. And I am deeply grateful for these two expansive and inclusive traditions.

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“Atheopaganism: An Earth-Centered Religion without Supernatural Credulity” by Mark Green

Atheopaganism provides the fulfillment benefits of a traditional religion, yet is rooted in what is true and open to learning, change, and constant reconsideration of itself. While it does not make promises of eternal existence, a cosmically-determined plan or magical powers, it also does not ask us to sacrifice the unique and marvelous capacities of our cognitive minds in the name of living with a pretty story.

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“Four strategies for naturalizing religion” by David Chapman

David Chapman discusses four strategies by which religion can be naturalized. He uses Buddhism as an example, but his discussion applies well to any religion. As you read, think about which strategies, or combination of strategies, Humanistic and Naturalistic Pagans…

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Musings of a Pagan Mythicist, by Maggie Jay Lee: “Michael Dowd and Religion 3.0”

I would like to share with you a video by Michael Dowd titled “Religion 3.0: Inspiring Science, Realistic Hope”. Michael Dowd is a naturalistic Christian and the author of Thank God for Evolution. He and his wife and collaborator Connie…

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