So, um…Wanna Get Ordained?

Today, I learned something amazing: In the U.S., if your religious organization's income is ordinarily expected to be $5,000 per year or less, YOU DON'T HAVE TO FILE FOR TAX EXEMPT STATUS! What this means is that The Atheopagan Society is ALREADY a tax-exempt nonprofit. We have some steps we have to take, like formally …

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This Is a Way of Life. You Can Ritually Commit to It.

Atheopaganism is a Pagan path without "degrees", levels of initiation, clergy statuses, etc. We're all of equal value on this planet and in this practice, and so we say that any Atheopagan with the skills and inclination may, say, officiate at a wedding or a funeral, or perform pastoral counseling. What is important is not …

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Effective Atheopagan Leadership: a Curriculum

As I've written before, my conceptualization of Atheopaganism as a path and a tradition does not incorporate concepts of degrees of advancement or "clergy" as an elevated status within the religion. I just find these to be fraught with too many pitfalls, ranging from "higher-level" persons gatekeeping access to knowledge and training from lower-level ones, to …

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Rites of Passage #5: Memorials

Some time ago, I wrote a piece about Atheopagan Rites of Passage. In it, I described life milestones that might be celebrated by an Atheopagan, and which we as Atheopagan "clergy" (we're all clergy, since we have none) might be asked to officiate over. On reflection, it occured to me that just talking about these rites …

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Rites of Passage #4: Elderhood

Some time ago, I wrote a piece about Atheopagan Rites of Passage. In it, I described life milestones that might be celebrated by an Atheopagan, and which we as Atheopagan "clergy" (we're all clergy, since we have none) might be asked to officiate over. On reflection, it occured to me that just talking about these rites …

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