Advertisement

A Pagan's Blog

A Pagan's Blog

February 2011 Archives

Pantheacon 2011: Contrasting Tolerance and Pluralism

posted by Gus diZerega

This isn’t quite the write-up I anticipated doing because I left my notes somewhere or other.  A drag, but maybe a blessing in disguise.  Now I have to search my memory about what impressed me most.  And a great deal […]

Advertisement

The moral significance of the contemporary right wing – a personal reflection

posted by Gus diZerega

As I read again about the utter nastiness and hypocrisy of America’s ‘conservatives’ now that they are anticipating growing in power I wonder what their spiritual significance might be at a personal level.  In so many cases what they do […]

Advertisement

Pantheacon this weekend!

posted by Gus diZerega

Th West Coast’s annual Pantheacon starts Friday at 1 and goes through Monday afternoon. It is one of the high points of the years for me, a chance to see old friends from different parts of the country, as well […]

Advertisement

Egypt’s Grand Mufti on the Revolution

posted by Gus diZerega

Ali Gomaa, Egypt’s Grand Mufti has just made a statement that should raise the spirits of all who care for the well-being of the Egyptian people and a future of religious toleration and, even more, ultimate acceptance.  No, he did […]

What is the Muslim Brotherhood?

posted by Gus diZerega

Nancy Graham, an old friend of mine, and talented documentary producer and journalist, moved to Denmark,  For many years she taught journalism at the University of Aarhus.  Europe has much more actual experience with Muslims than does the US, and […]

“The UnChristian Right”: A Refreshing Christian Perspective

posted by Gus diZerega

When I became a Pagan I had to rethink my views about Christianity, which had become overwhelmingly negative.  If the Sacred manifested in many ways and everywhere, it had to manifest there as well.  But as the religious right in […]

Of Egypt, Revolution and Nonviolence

posted by Gus diZerega

One of the less commented on aspects of the recent overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt is its extraordinary peacefulness. Or was it so extraordinary? America’s gun fantasists have poisoned public debate over guns’ role in a civilized society with […]

Reply to Randi on suffering and life

posted by Gus diZerega

This post repeats my reply to Randi’s comment on my “Abortion, Slavery and Women” post.  It does not deal with abortion because she raised more important issues. With clarifying revisions here and there added at 9:20 PST. More cleaning up […]

A quick comment on abortion and the Bible

posted by Gus diZerega

Usually when I address abortion and Biblical issues this blog is filled with many comments by the “pro-life” crowd.  I am struck with their silence many days after the initial posting of the entry two posts below this one. Perhaps […]

The US, Egypt and the repudiation of democracy

posted by Gus diZerega

Glenn Greenwald has a very incisive dissection of the New York Times’ article on Egypt.  It gives thoughtful Americans plenty to think about.   It also looks as if the Republicans and Democrats who like democracy only when it is […]

Mythos, logos, the Bible, and abortion

posted by Gus diZerega

In her book The Battle for God  Karen Armstrong distinguished between mythos and logos in a way that sheds light on both Pagan spirituality and current irrationality on the part of the religious right. The abortion issue is a good case […]

A Lovely Imbolc Video

posted by Gus diZerega

It’s wonderful and magickal.  Debbieseakay created it and she takes beautiful pictures as well.   I am grateful to Anne Laurie over at Balloon juice for finding it.

On the Kochs and Freedom

posted by Gus diZerega

When the New Yorker interviewed me about an article  they were preparing over the political impact of Charles and David Koch, I emphasized that when I knew Charles Koch in my high school and early college years, he was a […]

Indian commentary on right wing ignorance and racism over Tucson prayer

posted by Gus diZerega

With thanks to Makarios for calling my attention to it, here is a response from members of America’s Indian community to the  bigots and worse on the right.

Abortion, Slavery, and Women

posted by Gus diZerega

One of the most deeply rooted differences between almost every Pagan and conservative Christians is our diametrically opposed views of women and the feminine.  We exalt the feminine as Sacred, they denigrate it as spiritually inferior to their male deity.  Women […]

Previous Posts

More Blogs To Enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting A Pagans Blog. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here is another blog you may also enjoy: The Latest on Pagan and Earth-Based Religions Happy Reading!!!

posted 9:39:40am Jul. 06, 2012 | read full post »

Earth Day and the Sacredness of the Earth
I think Earth Day is a particularly important moment for contemplation and commitment by us Pagans.  Often American Christian critics accuse us of “pantheism,” and in a important respect they are right.  We do find the sacred, most of us, in the earth without reference to any transcendental sp

posted 11:57:03am Apr. 20, 2012 | read full post »

Instructive examples on why interfaith work is a good idea
I deeply believe the problems in our country are more of the heart than of the head. Here are some youtubes courtesy of John Morehead of the Evangelical Chapter of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy on Facebook. They speak more eloquently than anything I can write that interfaith work is a good

posted 1:08:25pm Apr. 12, 2012 | read full post »

The controversy over Pink Slime - and what it means.
The controversy over pink slime is helping educate Americans to the fact that corporations are as beneficial to agriculture as they are to politics. Tom Laskawy put it pithily: “What pink slime represents is an open admission by the food industry that it is hard-pressed to produce meat that won’

posted 4:03:07pm Apr. 11, 2012 | read full post »

How the "war on religion' backfired into a war on women
Here  is a really good article by Tina DuPuy on how the Republicans got themselves into such a mess with America's more intelligent women.  Left undiscussed is how the extreme pathological masculinity of both their deity and their leaders made that slip so very easy.

posted 12:12:35pm Apr. 11, 2012 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.