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Institutionalized Elder Care is a Moral and Spiritual Problem – Naturalistic Pagans Can Help Solve It, by Renee Lehnen

Other than criminals, the elderly are the only people who are routinely kept in residential custody in the post-industrial world. The massive, brick edifices of the nineteenth century that housed the parentless, the impoverished, the mentally ill, and the disabled…

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A Naturalistic Pagan’s Case for MAID and the Humane Treatment of the Old Human Animal, by Renee Lehnen

On March 27, George and Shirley Brickenden died holding hands in bed after dining on lobster, salmon, and champagne. George, 95, and Shirley, 94, married since the final year of the Second World War, “flew away” (their words) to the…

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Naturalistic “Pagan” Books You Won’t Find in the Metaphysical Section

What naturalistic (small-p) pagan books have been an inspiration to you?

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Serpent Dreams: A Naturalist Encounter with Myth and Deity by Mary Lanham

Atheism, at least in its mainstream forms, requires me to dismiss all mystical pathways to meaning. But the more deeply I engage with the world, the more sterile this restriction becomes. So far, the best framework I’ve found to release me from that sterility of thought is naturalism. To me, naturalism is a middle path between the reductive perspectives of both materialism and supernaturalism.

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What Naturalism Means to Me by Ryan Cronin

At its core, what Naturalism means to me is simple. I have a right to exist. And so do you.

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