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Finding the Faith that Fits You: Rev. Brad

Finding the Faith that Fits You: Rev. Brad

...e stories when we were younger. We attended Sunday worship most weeks, and the faith and way of life became an integral part of who I am. When I was younger, I focused a lot on Heaven and Hell, thinking that being a Christian was about going to heaven when we die. This was...
Finding the Faith that Fits You: Samantha

Finding the Faith that Fits You: Samantha

...Thank you, Samantha! Would anyone else like to converse about finding their faith with a Pagan Princess? We promise to give you the royal treatment!...
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

...rney and that is highly respected, and no one there would dream of telling you you’re going to Hell because you don’t believe the way they do. I found a group of folks who, like me, were running from the oppressive right wing of Christianity, and landed at UU because of its openness. Eventually,...
A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens

A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens

...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 faith to let go of...
Finding the Freedom to Redefine My Faith

Finding the Freedom to Redefine My Faith

...ps she just didn’t think it necessary to have those discussions. I do know that the church has always played a major role in both of their lives, whether it is for social or spiritual reasons. I didn’t really understand how much the obligation and attendance played into my parent’s feelings until I was...
The Princesses and the Episcopalians

The Princesses and the Episcopalians

...nough 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 the courage to ask them brought him to a point of confidence and deeper faith. GG talked about the...
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

...stened to as a kid and as a young adult greatly affected my thoughts about the faith and social convention. While I enjoyed radio rock (like Def Leppard), the bands that really moved me were: Album cover forPermanent Waves by Rush Fleetwood Mac Jimmy Buffett Heart Pat Benatar Prince & the Revolution Rush Yes...
Calling on Faith in the Most Mundane Places

Calling on Faith in the Most Mundane Places

...afraid of needles and…. ugh. I imagine it comes as no surprise that one of the other primary viking virtues is courage. “Oath-breaking coward” is pretty much the worst insult you can give a heathen. Which meant, in this particular anyway…. I sucked. So this brings us to yesterday. I’m driving home from a...
Should You Pay to Learn About Your Faith?

Should You Pay to Learn About Your Faith?

...on teachers and classes.*** 2. How much should you pay? Price compare. Whether you are taking a class online or in person, be mindful of how much you are being charged. I can’t give you an exact range of what is an appropriate course fee because prices vary depending on whether or not they...
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”

...I ignored that answer and kept asking God for a different one. I mean, if the faith I grew up in was wrong [for me, anyway], what did that mean for the truths I’d built so much of my life around? Prayer, church, Heaven, these were things I believed in and counted on… where...
Ostara: Chasing History in Myth

Ostara: Chasing History in Myth

...ng. Humanity continues to change its understanding of the universe, and we the faithful need to shift with it. But for us reconstructionists, learning from the past is an important part of making sense of the present. For our part, the Pagan Princesses will observe a reconstructed Ostara, and we will greet the spring...