Humanistic Paganism

Category: Cosmos


[A Pedagogy of Gaia] “Of Fathers and Daughters and Numbers and Stars” by Bart Everson

As a committed feminist and as a father of a young girl, I see Hypatia as an inspiring figure, a role model of sorts. True, we’ve come a long way since 5th century. And yet I’m aware that gender equity is hardly a done deal. The gains of recent history, such as they are, might be easily undone without continued vigilance, and moreover there are still plenty of serious challenges that must be confronted.

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Mid-Month Meditation: “Shoulders” by Shane Koyczan and The Short Story Long

We encourage our readers to use these Mid-Month Meditations as an opportunity to take a short break from everything else. Rather than treating these posts the way you would any other post, set aside 10 minutes someplace quiet and semi-private…

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“Stephen Hawking, Cosmology, and Spirituality” by Brock Haussamen

Science, always pushing the limits of  knowledge, remains comprehensible to an educated audience as long they can visualize the new theories. But over time this cosmology-spirituality gap is probably slowly closing. Scientific facts and theories that were unknown or controversial a few decades ago seem to be working their way into the religious mindset gradually. Twenty years ago I would never have thought that the longevity of life over 3.8 billion years would mean much to me, but now it is central to my appreciation of life. Who knows? Perhaps my grandson will grow up to feel that string theory is his key to making sense of the world.

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