Naturalistic Paganism

Category: Mark Green

[An Atheopagan Life] “Riverain and Adapting the Wheel of the Year” by Mark Green

The most important part of my celebration of Riverain is my annual rain hike: When a nice heavy storm comes along, I suit up and go for a hike in a wilderness area. There is something moving and lovely about walking in the rain, cozy inside my layers of winter gear, with a beautiful trail all to myself, as I’m the only one crazy enough to go walking when it’s pouring. The sky rains down the sweet water, and I watch it flow down to the creeks, rivers and aquifers that sustain my life through the dry months.

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An Atheopagan Life, by Mark Green: “Observances Around the Year: November/December”

An Atheopagan Life is a monthly column about living an atheist, nature-honoring life. November and December certainly don’t lack for observances and holiday celebrations. In the temperate zone of the planet, pretty much every culture has had some way of…

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An Atheopagan Life: “Rituals, practices, musings of an Earth-honoring atheist” by Mark Green

HP is proud to introduce our new columnist, Mark Green, and the first contribution from his new column, “An Atheopagan Life: Practices and musings of an Earth-honoring atheist”. Mark’s column is about living an atheist, nature-honoring life.  Observances Around the Year:…

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“An Atheist’s Prayer” by Mark Green

Praise to the wide spinning world Unfolding each of all the destined tales compressed In the moment of your catastrophic birth Wide to the fluid expanse, blowing outward Kindling in stars and galaxies, in bright pools Of Christmas-colored gas; cohering…

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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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