Humanistic Paganism

Category: atheism


PantheaCon Raises Questions About the Future of Non-Theistic Paganism

I am left wondering about what the future holds for the non-theist Pagan community. We began to coalesce under the pressure of extinction from an external force: evangelical polytheism. But now that open hostilities have ceased, will the non-theistic Pagan community thrive in this newly accommodating environment?

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“Peace and Harmony” by Richard E. Jensen, PhD, ABPP

In our times of quieting, reflecting, and stillness, could we enjoy the peace and harmony that is ours to experience and allow it to help us to let go of our fears? could we allow our fears and anxieties to “dissipate” in our stillness (and they do), as we contemplate in quiet? Could we make the changes and adjustments that are needed to grow and change to emerge to our best self? Could we see ourselves as natural beings, living in a natural world without a need to reach to external supernatural powers?

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“An Atheist’s Prayer” by Mark Green

Praise to the wide spinning world Unfolding each of all the destined tales compressed In the moment of your catastrophic birth Wide to the fluid expanse, blowing outward Kindling in stars and galaxies, in bright pools Of Christmas-colored gas; cohering…

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“Atheopaganism: An Earth-Centered Religion without Supernatural Credulity” by Mark Green

Atheopaganism provides the fulfillment benefits of a traditional religion, yet is rooted in what is true and open to learning, change, and constant reconsideration of itself. While it does not make promises of eternal existence, a cosmically-determined plan or magical powers, it also does not ask us to sacrifice the unique and marvelous capacities of our cognitive minds in the name of living with a pretty story.

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“What you want, God wants” by Tomas Rees

The essay was originally published at Tomas Rees’  blog, Epiphenom: the science of religion and non-belief. Religious people tend to think that they know what their god wants, but how do they come by that knowledge? For me, as an atheist,…

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