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Finding the Faith that Fits You: Rev. Brad

Finding the Faith that Fits You: Rev. Brad

.... The fact that others don’t believe Jesus was God doesn’t threaten my faith, nor must my faith be threatening to others. It may not be true, and I’m okay with that. This is a beautiful sentiment. Do you think there are members of your congregation who agree with you on this? I figure...
Finding the Faith that Fits You: Samantha

Finding the Faith that Fits You: Samantha

...having conversations with loved ones about their journey towards finding a faith that fits, regardless of what that faith is (we won’t just talk to pagans!). We hope this is the first in a series of open talks with family and friends on this topic. Our first conversation is with my niece, Samantha (sadly,...
Finding the Faith that Fits You: Charles

Finding the Faith that Fits You: Charles

This is the third interview in our series, “Finding the Faith that Fits You.” We are asking folks to share insights into their spiritual paths with us and with our readers. Since this blog is about living and sharing openly as pagans, we want our friends to live and share openly in their faiths,...
Finding the Faith that Fits You: Bekki

Finding the Faith that Fits You: Bekki

...my decision to leave religion were the very ones who’d taught me the skills I needed to do so!) Thanks so much for your time and thoughtful responses, Bekki! Have any of you had similar experiences? Is the faith that fits you vastly different from the faith you were taught as a child? Would...
Finding the Freedom to Redefine My Faith

Finding the Freedom to Redefine My Faith

...mportant reasons to study the lessons, tenets, traditions and beliefs of a faith. However, I need to focus on finding a strong connection to the divine, a connection that works for me, and one that doesn’t keep me distanced from spiritual awareness. Once I let go of what I thought God and the Universe...
A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens

A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens

...itchens or to atheists in general but can be found in people of almost any faith. It just so happens that atheists see faith as a “tide of complacency.” Obviously, I disagree with this view of faith. But I don’t fully dissent. with this view. I think it is very easy for people of...
Calling on Faith in the Most Mundane Places

Calling on Faith in the Most Mundane Places

...radition to rely on when I need it. Faith helps me be a better me, one day, one simple task at a time. Any stories for us about when you used faith (whatever that faith may be) for something mundane?...
Full of Sound and Fury and Signifying Everything: How Music Influenced My Faith

Full of Sound and Fury and Signifying Everything: How Music Influenced My Faith

...stic phase. A phase that gave me the freedom to think outside conventional faiththe only kind of faith I had been exposed to until I went to college. “I just don’t believe there is a man in the sky that determines my fate during and after life,” said my “recovering Catholic” friend....
The Princesses and the Episcopalians

The Princesses and the Episcopalians

...ans can have a couple things in common. I talked a lot about questions and faith and how having enough faith to ask questions got me to this point. Father Snort took up on that theme and addressed the questions that he himself continued to have, even after joining the priesthood, and how having...
Should You Pay to Learn About Your Faith?

Should You Pay to Learn About Your Faith?

...ot prohibited by any spiritual guidelines from making a profit while doing so. Jax explained this in detail in an earlier post. *** There are a wide range of classes available, from reading tarot to learning runes to spiritual meditation. I recommend finding a good teacher first and then finding out if they offer...
Convert and Convict - The Incredible Difference of Two Letters, or “No, Seriously, They’re Different Words”

Convert and Convict – The Incredible Difference of Two Letters, or “No, Seriously, They’re Different Words”

...these answers, quit asking those questions. Or buck up, have a little more faith, and take a leap. Woah. Wait a minute. Have a little more faith? That’s what I was doing by ignoring Your previous answer. Keeping the faith. Clinging tightly to it, in fact, with a firm refusal to budge. And here’s...
Ostara: Chasing History in Myth

Ostara: Chasing History in Myth

...o get it “right” – but we also know there is no such thing as a static faith. Christianity, Islam, Hinduism – no faith is the same now as it was 1,000 years ago, and this is a good thing. Humanity continues to change its understanding of the universe, and we the faithful need...