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Finding Yule: Lovely and Relevant Tree Toppers

Finding Yule: Lovely and Relevant Tree Toppers

People from all walks of faith (and non-faith) decorate trees in their homes to celebrate December holidays. While most decorations are easy to find, I have long searched for  something that symbolizes Winter Solstice and Yule to crown my tree. Especially since the holiday tree tradition is rooted in my Germanic ancestry! In...
Walking the Talk: Explaining Heathenry to an Adoption Agency

Walking the Talk: Explaining Heathenry to an Adoption Agency

...ows doesn’t matter to him. I explained that a basic tenet of Paganism is finding your personal faith path and letting other people do the same. The caseworkers smiled and nodded and seemed completely satisfied, and it made me wonder what I had been so nervous about. Granted, I live in a liberal town...
On the Danger and Necessity of Religion

On the Danger and Necessity of Religion

...ike one – with books and gurus, converts and propaganda, and a deep-seated faith that makes people radically change the way they live their lives. But my sister understands that you can’t force your private practices and faith onto other people. By setting an example of living with strength and love, a person (like...
Separation of Church and State: The Devil is in the Details

Separation of Church and State: The Devil is in the Details

...trebuchet). 2002 — President Bush signed Executive Order 13279 and allowed faith-based organizations receiving federal money to circumvent anti-discrimination laws.*** In other words, faith organizations can hire with impunity no matter whose money they are spending. Hey, if you ever wondered when the Republican party started cow towing to the religious right, look no...
Keeping It Real, Mythologically Speaking

Keeping It Real, Mythologically Speaking

...our beliefs with our heads high and our voices strong, because we come from an ancient history of communion with something bigger than ourselves that is worthy of pride and worthy of faith. Do you ever have trouble speaking about the specifics of your faith with other people? + Sculptures from the Temple of...
How I Became a Pagan Old Fart

How I Became a Pagan Old Fart

...son who wanted to know all about Asatru so s/he could decide if it was the faith that fits: Don’t make that decision. Not yet, anyway. Don’t listen exclusively or slavishly to what one person has to say about Asatru – or any faith for that matter – because one person can’t encompass the...
Dear Wife of Pagan, Pt. 3 (Final One!)

Dear Wife of Pagan, Pt. 3 (Final One!)

...there is an eternal reward or consequence based on a person’s choice of faith, but on our actions towards others. If Buddhism was the faith path that most helped my husband have a fulfilling life, then that’s the best thing for him, and I would have no moral issues supporting it. I did some...
The Quotable Jax: Year One

The Quotable Jax: Year One

...or what is good when it comes to faith, Jax reminds us what is important. Faith is a resource. We keep faith because we need it…even if we are descended from vikings and valkyries! What a year! Thank you for the encouragement, support and the relentless editing, Jax. One year down, ∞ (infinity) to...
Is Faith a Function of Brain Architecture?(or "Are the gods just in my head?")

Is Faith a Function of Brain Architecture?
(or “Are the gods just in my head?”)

...did Pfizer.§§ I don’t appreciate the attempt to use EPR to devalue my faith. And I caution anyone against viewing science solely through a theistic, atheistic or anti-theistic lens. Doing so completely compromises the objectivity for which scientists strive. But I digress. Back to the question at hand. How do I feel about EPR?...
Finding Constancy in What Feels Like Constant Change

Finding Constancy in What Feels Like Constant Change

...of suck” to my lineage (mostly to my grandmother and my dad). But if I’m really through with these changes, why do I keep referencing them? Anyway, being a Pagan and a Princess has been a tremendous asset these last two years. (Yes, our blog’s two-year anniversary is in two months!) My faith and...
Royal Advisors Wanted... Mixed Religious Parenting

Royal Advisors Wanted… Mixed Religious Parenting

...ut faith, and I do want to make clear that I’m not talking about forcing faith on children. I don’t think you can force faith on anyone, no matter what their age. Encourage, yes; force, no. But while it’s possible for a six-year-old to have opinions on the subject, according to our caseworkers, strong...
What Will "Earth-centered Spirituality" Be Like When We Colonized Other Planets? I'm Just Curious ☺

What Will “Earth-centered Spirituality” Be Like When We Colonized Other Planets? I’m Just Curious ☺

...place in the world once we do colonize other planets. And we’re back to faith, just like I promised! If I had to guess, I suspect all faiths will undergo some transformation when we expand to other planets. I could be wrong (and often am), but much of our worldview is shaped by this...