Who Does That Mark Guy Think He is?

Recently, I have come to thinking about my role in the Atheopagan community. While I am a founder, certainly, I don't want to be an authority, and I refuse to take on the hierarchical powers that such a role would entail (not that I think most members would want me to). So, then...what, exactly, IS …

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Talking with Friends and Family About Your Atheopaganism

It can be tricky. With some of them, it can be impossible. So my first recommendation, when it comes to talking about our path with those who don't share it, is to be aware of your needs, and take care of yourself. If your grandparents are rabid evangelical Christians who think anyone who isn't like …

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A Pagan in a Christianized Society

We discussed many of the ideas in this post in this week's episode of THE WONDER podcast--check it out! Being a Pagan often isn't easy--and especially being a naturalistic Pagan, in a world dominated by an Overculture that flies in the face of one's values. I live in the United States: a country deeply steeped …

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Knowledge, Understanding, and Anti-Colonialism

I am an anti-colonialist and anti-racist. This is a life commitment I have made and, though as for all people raised in a culture steeped in white supremacy and racism it is hard work to try to get beyond them, it is joyful work, even when it is hard. If you view the world through …

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The Atheopagan Community at Ten Years

(See also The Community Speaks on Atheopaganism, also to be published August 5) Although I researched and wrote my initial essay describing the rationale, worldview, values and approach of Atheopaganism between 2005 and 2009, the path didn't really start to take off as a movement until the Facebook group was created in 2012. Today is …

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