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Monthly Archives: December 2013


Cosmic Calendar Special

Carl Sagan’s Cosmic Calendar maps the entire history of our cosmos onto a single year.  You can follow the entire calendar here at Humanistic Paganism.  As you imagine, things speed up considerably as the year advances.  After the Big Bang on January…

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“How I became a naturalist”: DT Strain & B. T. Newberg, part 1

Today we continue our early winter theme, “Beginnings”, with an a dialogue between B. T. Newberg and DT Strain, where they discuss how how they became Spiritual Naturalists. Click above to listen. In this audio piece, more of a dialogue than an…

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The HPedia: Counterintuitive

Your help is needed!  Please critique this entry from the HPedia: An encyclopedia of key concepts in Naturalistic Paganism.  Please leave your constructive criticism in the comments below. A key concept in the Cognitive Science of Religion is counterintuitiveness.  It…

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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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An interview with HP’s founder, B. T. Newberg

“The most encouraging part for me is when I think how many might never have met each other if not for the site. They might have been in a place like I was – just crossing their fingers that they weren’t alone – but now there’s a sense of community.”

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