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Axiarchism and Paganism, Part 2 by Eric Steinhart

According to axiarchism, reality is ultimately defined by some kind of value.  Axiarchism can be used to support a rational and naturalistic kind of Pagan theology.  Part 1 of this article laid out the basic motivations for axiarchism.  It showed…

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Yes, Virginia, I’m a Pagan Atheist, by Jeffrey Flagg

All of this is to say that I find the question of the gods being “real,” and indeed discussions of their ontological nature in general, somewhat silly. It doesn’t matter if they’re “real” if they’re meaningful. So, yes, I am an atheist because I don’t believe in the existence of a deity. I’m also, however, a Pagan, because I have a personal relationship to the same things that Pagans have relationships to. Once you get past the word games of ontology, being an atheist Pagan isn’t so silly after all.

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Pagan Atheists: Yes, we exist, by Stifyn Emrys

Carl Sagan, an agnostic who made a career of exploring – and marveling at – the wonders of the universe. His philosophy was that no concept of a creator or overseer could possibly match the awe-inspiring grandeur of nature itself. This is the way the Pagan atheist views the world, and the universe at large. It’s not some dry, clinical and bitter philosophy. It’s a vibrant, dynamic view of life and the environment that births and sustains it.

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Real religion?

– by B. T. Newberg What makes for “real” religion?  How do you know that what you’re doing isn’t just playing dress-up, a shallow parody of religion? Well, maybe you “just know.”  But aren’t there times when you doubt whether…

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What are our goals?

Thing on Thursday #7 The topic this week is goals for the website.  I’ve long wanted to craft a mission statement, something that sums up our aspirations and sense of direction. I do not mean a mission for the HP…

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