Talking with Atheists Who Dismiss Your Atheopagan Practice

Existing in both the atheist world and in the Pagan, Atheopagans have the unique "good fortune" of fielding criticism from extreme elements of both. I've written before about Pagan fundamentalists who dismiss our religion as "not real Paganism. " Today, we take a look at the atheist community's counterpart: the so-called "anti-theists". A vocal subset …

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Why Naturalism? Because This.

Yet another example of a Pagan in a leadership position using that position for sexual misconduct, citing woo-woo "spiritual" reasons involving disembodied entities and "magical bonds" as "explanations" for his abuse. How far would such hokum fly in a naturalistic Pagan community? Not. At all. Willingness to take someone's word about supposed supernatural processes and …

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Why is Naturalism Radical?

One of the hottest points of contention between Atheopagans and both theists and hard-antitheist atheists has to do with naturalism. Naturalism is a philosophical position which holds that there is nothing which is not of the physical Universe: that there is nothing which is supernatural, and that such claimed supernatural phenomena as gods, spirits, souls, ghosts, …

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Building Atheopagan Community

As I referenced earlier, Atheopaganism as a named path is new. That means that those of us who are a part of it are rare, and far-flung (the Facebook group has members from across the globe). That said, Atheopaganism has something precious to offer both atheists and Pagans, and those are quite a bit more common. Atheopagan …

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