Patheos is an interfaith media platform that hosts hundreds of blogs on different faith channels. I have been writing on the Pagan channel of Patheos for about four years now, that is, until this past Monday.
The holiday honors Lugh, the Celtic god of light,
The holiday is marked with festivals, parades, bonfires and more.
Job searching is a dreaded responsibility which all of us have had to face at some point. When you are Pagan the dread increases.
"If there is any issue on which we Pagans should be able to speak harmoniously, it is in response to the desecration of the Earth."
Celebrate as you will -- Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, something else or nothing at all. But to paraphrase Bernie Sanders, "enough with your damn war on Christmas." Can we just have some peace on earth and lay this phony war to rest in peace?
It's a day of pride for many earth-based religions.
The causes of our environmental crisis are more complex than any single religion. We can neither vilify Christianity, nor idealize ancient pagan religions.
We cannot tell the future of Paganism any more that one can tell the future of a small child. Traces of that child's future may be evident through their budding personality and family resources, but the world has a lot of things it will eventually offer the child--both beautiful and harmful.
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