Humanistic Paganism

Category: naturalistic pagan


Canadian Atheist Interviews Jon Cleland Host, Part 2

Throughout all of this, It’s been wonderful to connect with other Pagans in the wider Pagan community, and join in many different rituals and celebrations. It can be a tricky balance at times between my own hard-nosed naturalism/atheism and the prevalence of pseudoscience/woo in the wider Pagan community. I sometimes have to remind myself to consider if a supernatural belief is very harmful or not, but overall it’s been great to simply enjoy a ritual with others, even if we personally think of the language used differently – such as if many others see a deity as literal and I see a metaphor. After all, no one thinks anyone is going to hell for being a heretic.

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Canadian Atheist Interviews Jon Cleland Host, Part 1

Throughout all of this, It’s been wonderful to connect with other Pagans in the wider Pagan community, and join in many different rituals and celebrations. It can be a tricky balance at times between my own hard-nosed naturalism/atheism and the prevalence of pseudoscience/woo in the wider Pagan community. I sometimes have to remind myself to consider if a supernatural belief is very harmful or not, but overall it’s been great to simply enjoy a ritual with others, even if we personally think of the language used differently – such as if many others see a deity as literal and I see a metaphor. After all, no one thinks anyone is going to hell for being a heretic.

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Happy Spring Equitherm!

Celebrations Life!  We celebrate life today, especially life’s growth and evolutionary diversification.  We see the resurgence of life around us, and for me, this reminds me of the surge of life over the all of Earth’s history.   An now, with…

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The Pandemic Gives us Online Rituals for Beltane

Have you been attending gatherings by zoom meetings or other remote software?  I have.  I’ve visited more various Pagan, UU, Atheist and other events in the past few weeks than in many months before that.

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The May Cross-Quarter (Vernal Equitherm or Beltane) is just two weeks away!

I hope you are safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.  When we come out of this, our world won’t be the same.  While that’s trivially true for every month of every year, this will give us much larger changes…

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