Humanistic Paganism

Category: Atheism and Meaning

“The Death of God and the Rebirth of the Gods” by John Halstead

Sometimes the gods have to die in order for us to rediscover the gods.

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“On Being A Nietzschean Pagan” by Ashley Yakeley

Art is the creation of meaning, including the creation of the sacred. Art reveals truth. Thus by representing them, we manifest the gods. The pagan gods are the exaltation of human creativity, the human ability to create meaning, to create the sacred.

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“The Meaning of Life?” by Thomas Schenk

Perhaps the ultimate end our existence is something of a sublime old joke, but if it is, I at least want to be attentive enough to catch the joke and share a grand old chuckle with the cosmos.

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“What the Dress Can Teach Us About Spirituality” by Trellia

The Dress serves as a very useful metaphor for exploring spirituality and religion, and what religious belief can mean.

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Mid-Month Meditation: “Nietzsche’s Unknown God”

Despite being an atheist, perhaps Nietzsche had what is sometimes called a “God-shaped hole” in his being; perhaps he experienced God, not as the absence of a presence, but the “presence of an absence”. Have you ever felt something like this?

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