Humanistic Paganism

Category: naturalism


A Naturalistic Creed, by B. T. Newberg

Editor’s note: Recently, Maggie Jay Lee wrote here about Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution, and his naturalistic creed. In the comments to Lee’s essay, our own B. T. Newberg offered the following draft of a Naturalistic Pagan…

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“Letting Go of the Side of the Pool” by DT Strain

In earlier articles I’ve discussed what spiritual transformation could mean in a naturalistic context. Many times the real essence of these profound experiences can be difficult to communicate. They involve glimpses of such things as: unconditional compassion, greater humility, extreme…

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Naturalistic Paganism FAQ, by Jon Cleland Host

Editor’s Note: This FAQ can be found in files section of the Naturalistic Paganism Yahoo group. Q.  What is Naturalistic Paganism? A.  Naturalistic Paganism is the spiritual path which uses Pagan symbols, rituals, and ideas while maintaining a Naturalistic worldview….

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“Four strategies for naturalizing religion” by David Chapman

David Chapman discusses four strategies by which religion can be naturalized. He uses Buddhism as an example, but his discussion applies well to any religion. As you read, think about which strategies, or combination of strategies, Humanistic and Naturalistic Pagans…

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