Humanistic Paganism

Category: atheism


“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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An atheist’s magical practice in detail, by AtheistWitch

This essay (with minor edits) was originally published at AtheistWitch’s blog, Spiritual atheist witch…and other strange labels. Rational use of irrationality: […] since the only defensible logical explanation for magic is the psychological effect it creates on a person, that…

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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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DE NATURA DEORUM: “The Lord and Lady for the Non-Theist” by Rhys Chisnall

Today we continue our late-winter theme of “Order and Structure” with Rhys Chisnall’s exploration of the role of theistic language in non-theistic Paganism.  This post is also the first article of our new column, De Natura Deorum, where we explore the beliefs of…

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