Humanistic Paganism

Category: Order and Structure


DE NATURA DEORUM: “The Revelation of an Uncaring God” by Scott Oden

I have never had a supernatural experience.
I have never seen a ghost, a spirit, a wraith, or a shade.
I have never witnessed an inexplicable omen.
I have never heard the voice of a god.
My god box is empty.

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“A Naturalistic Credo” by Jon Cleland Host

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Evolution gives my life incredible meaning and purpose. I marvel at my family tree, which goes back though innumerable life forms, through amazing stories of survival, hope, courage, and parental love. It includes the tiny mammal, surviving through the freezing, yearlong darkness after the asteroid impact by eating, and likely hiding in, a frozen dinosaur carcass. It includes the first mother to produce milk, and the first blurry view through a newly evolved eye. I’ve grown from a long line of survivors — noble creatures of every sort, who conquered deadly challenges billions of times over. What other origin could possibly give my life more meaning?

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Postpagan Ceremony & Ecology, by Glen Gordon: “Why I Am Not Pagan”

When John asked me to revise my old blog post from PostPagan about why I do not identify as being Neopagan, I was intimidated by the idea. Fifteen years ago, I identified as a Neopagan and began to share a…

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“On Heathen Humanism” by Henry Lauer

Today we conclude our late-winter theme of “Order and Structure” with Henry Lauer’s discovery of humanistic values in an ancient heathen text.  This post originally appeared at Spirit Cuts Life: Rooted Heathen Living. Better alive (than lifeless be): to the quick fall aye…

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“My beliefs” by MortalCrow

Today we continue our late-winter theme of “Order and Structure” with MortalCrow’s story of the influence of an archetypal dream spirit on her life. I have never believed in “God” in the traditional sense. This is because the traditional definition was wrong for…

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