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 way of life.  The goals of individuals are their own.  These are goals for the website.

What are we trying to accomplish by maintaining a public presence on the Internet, publishing writing, and debating the topics we do?

Please choose your top three.

Please share your thoughts in the comments below!

About Thing on Thursday

Althing in Session, by W.G. CollingwoodThis post is part of a series of councils on matters vital to the future.  The name represents both the generic term for, you know, a thingie, as well as the Old Norse term for a council of elders: a Thing.

Each week until the Winter Solstice, Thing on Thursday will explore a new controversy.  Participation is open to all – the more minds that come together, the better.  Those who have been vocal in the comments are as welcome as those quiet-but-devoted readers who have yet to venture a word.  We value all constructive opinions.

There are only a few rules:

  • be constructive – this is a council, so treat it as such
  • be respectful – no rants or flames

Comments will be taken into consideration as we determine the new direction of Humanistic Paganism.  This will also greatly shape the vision that unfolds in our upcoming ebook Our Ancient Future: Visions of Humanistic Paganism.

So please make your voice heard in the comments!

6 Comments on “What are our goals?

  1. Good Question. It thus far looks like its pretty consistent on what folks on this blog want. In the order of preference I voted for, develop and debate a new way of being-in-the-world, help natualists reflect on their beliefs and practices, and to connect naturalists to each other.

  2. Although there was little debate, the poll has spoken. Top goals appear to be:
    *help naturalists reflect on their beliefs and practices
    *connect naturalists to each other
    *develop and debate a new way of being-in-the-world
    *amplify the voices of spiritual naturalists

    I think the site so far is addressing the first and last pretty well. It attempts to address the second one with the resources and community tabs, but I wonder how well that’s working? As for the third one, I’m not sure. That one I think will take time, lots of time, to grow organically. To borrow an aphorism from ADF: “Fast as a speeding oak!”

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  5. Can’t believe it, but I forgot to list one of the most important goals of all: educating others about Spiritual Naturalism.

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