Category Archives: religion
Dear Christians, can you see me?
I was married five years ago. Now I am not. My divorce was awful (surprise). My ex-husband was abusive. I had a bad experience in bible college. I was hurt by the church. When I talk to Christians, I inevitably … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, paganism, religion Tagged conversion, pathology, story 2 Comments
The most shocking Pantheacon moment
It wasn’t the presence of demonic forces. I kind of expected those to be there, it was a pagan event, after all. Intellectually I didn’t expect anything evil, but I have to admit that subconsciously I was a little worried … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, paganism, religion Tagged christianity, jesus, paganism, pantheacon, syncretism 7 Comments
Pantheacon in one word
“Well, I have to disagree with that.” For a while I thought it would be fun to count how often I’d hear that phrase at Pantheacon, but I got bored pretty quickly. Ten pagans, a dozen opinions. I have been … Continue reading
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How marriage and mercury humbled me
A GPA of 4.0. Graduating in highest honors. Memorizing songs upon hearing them once. Solving math problems faster than most. Studying half a dozen languages. Using big words. Citing important sources. Name dropping. Winning debates. Those are the things that … Continue reading
Does anyone ever “find themselves”?
“I hear it all the time, young people dropping out of school, quitting their jobs to “go find themselves”. But I ask you, have you ever heard of anyone coming back saying “I did it, I found myself?” Of course … Continue reading
Posted in religion, Uncategorized Tagged divorce, finding oneself, new monasticism, self discovery, Shane Claiborne, spiritual journey, Tony Campolo 6 Comments
Magick from Solstice to Solstice
It was like a vision out of a fantasy novel, an imagining of times long past. That is how I experienced the summer solstice. Strangers gathered for ritual, lighting a bonfire on the beach, dropping their clothes in the cold … Continue reading
Posted in religion Tagged awakening, faith, magic, magick, paganism, spiritual but not religious, wicca, witch 7 Comments
Experiencing Dr. Bronner’s “All One, All One or None”
Sometimes I listen to pagan music while working on a church bulletin and I find myself slipping into a state of worship. Images of growing vines, the antlered crown of Pan blend with beautiful words of Jesus and adoration of … Continue reading
Posted in religion Tagged all one, christianity, paganism, religious unity, spirituality, syncretism, universalism, worship 4 Comments
No freedom from religion
I tried so hard to be an atheist. I imagined there’s no heaven. And no religion, too. I failed.
Posted in religion, Uncategorized Tagged atheism, christianity, freedom from religion, rationalism, religion, singularity, spiritual but not religious 4 Comments