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Difficult truths

There is an old saying that the difficult truths are the only ones that must be told.
     — NeoWayland, Discipline, the Modern Pagan, and power from victimhood
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NeoNotes - style and a niche market

American pagans choose something different than the dominant monotheism.

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Somebody finally said the C word

For all of the evidence of Christian bigotry, there's tolerance and pluralism right there beside it.

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This last week in free speech

If you use force so others will listen, you’re doing it wrong.

I am certainly against Nazism, supremacist groups, and misogyny. I just think they SHOULD be heard, if for no other reason than they can be laughed off the stage.

As loudly and as enthusiastically as we can.”
     — NeoWayland
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Absolutely maybe sort of - updated

Now, should I reject Bonewits and all he stood for because he and I didn't agree?

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Political assumption

I do equally find it a cowardly thing to do when I have the strongest feeling that these social justice warrior types could not muster the courage to say this stuff to my face under the fear that they would receive a serious beat down.
     — Douglas Helvie, On Preconceived Pagan/Wiccan Political Affiliations
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Beyond patriotism

I was coming off a long time of being militantly solitary and I relished the fellowship I finally allowed myself.

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Nutcases

Modern American pagans are especially bad, we tend to celebrate some of our worse nutcases as gifts from the gods.
     — NeoWayland, Depression and the Modern Pagan

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No one

But there is no one place where everything thrives.

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Solitary

I made a tiny piece of the planet something that it wasn't before.

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Institution vs. individual choice

There is an arc there: a vector. It tells a story of steadily increasing individual choice about religious belief and expression, and as a result, steadily decreasing subscription to old religious systems that clash with both modern values and humanity's growing body of accumulated knowledge.
     — Mark Green, Is Paganism Dying?
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What makes a pagan different?

Now there are a thousand and thirteen pat answers to that question, but that day it got me thinking.

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Intimacy

My views on the pillow talk problem have been professionally validated.

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Speaking of athamés

Chas S. Clifton, one of my favorite pagan writers, has a piece called The Story of Three Athames.

So I'm pointing it out.

You should go read it now.


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NeoNotes — Ecology vs environmentalism

Environmentalism is a crusade with everything that entails.
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Juicy sexy messy

It's as if many American pagans pretend that the roots don't exist.

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Really real pagan

According to some members of the Big Three monotheisms, it's a smear word.

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NeoNotes — “J'accuse ...!” - updated

We pretty much agreed that women sometimes lie about rape and the code needed to take that into account. We added one small paragraph that said accusations of rape didn't necessarily mean rape.
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NeoNotes — Which god?

Our nation in particular calls back to the classical Greeks and the Roman Republic.

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What does that have to do with greeting the sun?

Thinking by blogging

I can let it warp my life, or I can do the thing I decided years ago.

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ugh-politics

Most importantly, my faith is not political.

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Signs

We pagans have become the worst that we saw in the People of the Book.

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Take the power

Pagans and Pagan groups will never be taken seriously if the only social power we can claim is because we are threatened and oh so very put upon. Stars above and Earth below, do you really think that your Gods want you to exist as a victim and only at the sufferance of others?

Take the power that is your Divine right, look the bullies straight in the eye, and proudly claim your humanity and Paganism in that order. You don't have rights because you are a Pagan and because you have to be protected. You have rights and privileges because you are HUMAN.
     — NeoWayland, “We've got trouble my friends…”

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Revising my expectations

I can no longer recommend The Wild Hunt as a news site.

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Billboards

These are from thirteen or fourteen years ago I think.

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Neighborhood pagan

How we treat our culture may be the second defining mark of an adult

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NeoNotes — Witchcraft as rebellion

She is a parasite who is capitalizing on tragedy

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Black & Blue

It's the calendar that has got it wrong

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NeoNotes — SRW

Even that wouldn't matter so much if SRW wasn't just wrong in so much of what she passes off

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NeoNotes — The name thing

… taking a separate name shows dedication to your faith when you are initiated.

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Taproot: Taboo

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NeoNotes — Nothing supernatural exists

You're thinking of magick as cheat codes that let you get around universal rules.

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NeoNotes — Origin of Wicca

At some point you should go out and find your own way.

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NeoNotes — What witch?

The "Witch Winter Solstice Ritual" in Nylon is populist pap. It's a lot like having Easter using only Cadbury eggs and never once mentioning a resurrection or what it might mean.

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Religion and politics

When I started blogging, I separated my political stuff from my pagan stuff. I did it after a lot of soul searching. It would have been so simple to wrap everything into a giant ball of victimhood and blame the world for my troubles.
     — NeoWayland

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Collecting pelts

Thinking by blogging

No, it wasn’t responsible. No, I’m not proud of it. And yes, it lasted longer than it should have with me.

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Earth centered

More and more I think I was wise to separate my pagan blogging from my political blogging.

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A dangerous pagan

>I think that a Greater Pagan Community™ for the sake of the institution is a extraordinarily Bad Idea®.
     — NeoWayland

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Political pagans

You can see that politics corrupts pretty much any religion, faith, or path you’d care to name.

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Caution - Watch Out

This is not the first controversy with Mr. Day. I do not expect it to be the last. Frankly I don’t care if he is innocent or not. He disrupts.

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Naked pagans & sex - updated

Pagans do not “get nekkid” so you can get your jollies.

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Outstanding

The cowards do not deserve to be remembered.

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Religion

I think too many people are into religion for the politics.

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Hermit and the noise

You shouldn’t listen to the folks in the weird clothes and making the loudest noises.

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No dissent, or The content of his character

So Rhyd just made the entry tier of my Watch List.

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Earth Day & poliitics

Inspire, don’t require.
     — NeoWayland
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Statement on the Environment

I mentioned some of my concerns, but their future is full of utopia and collective effort.

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Bestest

You don’t have to use the Bestest as long as you can just do

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Do Be Do Be Do

Speaking of the way that one idea links to another, I can’t help but notice a conflict. And a song.

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Don't mix religion with politics

If it’s bad when the People of the Book do it, then why on Earth is it a good idea when neopagans do it?

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Homework assignment

Morality ought to be filed under Philosophy, not Religion.
     — Chas S. Clifton, How to Ruin the Mysteries, or Religion is not Moral

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“But you’re so rational!”

“Do you believe, you believe in magic, 'cos I believe, I believe that I do”

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Semi-hermit

Thinking by blogging

Separation of faith and politics

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Listen and consider

Not official but important

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Revealed!

I keep my politics separate from my faith

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The Pope and his Pagan Christians

It has nothing to do with American neopagans

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By Your Own Name

Thinking by blogging

Beware the Egos

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Right or Write

The decline of the written language

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Community and being a Proper Pagan

Another look at one of my common topics

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Eyes open and watching carefully

We have the future we make, nothing more and nothing less

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Characters

Pagan isn't the important part

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On Pagan Leadership

Build them up

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The Authority Problem

I'm willing to start at mutual respect. Not everyone is. That creates a problem.

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Progressively regressive

A rare political rant on my Pagan blog

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The roots of the Old Breed

Could it be the biology?

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On Christians and Pagan tolerance

Long, involved, but some good points

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Packing away the memory

Sometimes passion is obsession

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Groups

How many groups really are about the gods and the magick?

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So what's a Technopagan anyway? And what do they yearn for?

Almost four years on this blog and I hadn't answered these questions yet - UPDATED

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Of gods and men - Updated

I don't bow unless I respect

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Sex & the Modern Pagan

What I believe and what I think is accepted in the larger “pagan community”

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Why a Technopagan?

Tuesday musings

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Depression and the Modern Pagan

Rambling on moods and modernity

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Love on the rocks

Moving from the politically correct

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Is the weirdness really wyrd?

Enabling behavior and tolerating the special people

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The Old Breed

From classic philosophy to classic virtue, Paganism's best hope depends on what we choose to put out in the World - updated

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Observing what others think of “Pagan Community"

Why is it that the noisiest ones get to define the community?

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Correllian ripples

The "fastest growing" becomes one of the fastest collapsing

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Witchschool.com no longer affiliated with Correllian Nativist Church International

Public service message

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Discipline, the Modern Pagan, and power from victimhood

What makes the so many modern pagans fluffy? And why don't they seem to want more?

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Eclecticism, Discipline, & Mastery

Look before you leap

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Evangelism

Fundamental principles

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Reflections in a laptop screen

Contemplating modern paganism and my own faith

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On Being Not

The perils of using what we aren't to define what we are

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The need for mystery

Another conversation with Juliaki

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Religion and popular culture

Conversation with Juliaki

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Facing the True Believer™

Emotional vs Rational Discussions

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“We've got trouble my friends…”

An excuse to embrace victimhood, or a reason to seize our own power?

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