Tag Archives: Paganism

Dissertating!

So much for the grand “live-blog my quals” plan. I passed my exams in May and took the summer mostly off. I read a few things, enough to explode my original dissertation plan, but not with any particular strategy. But … Continue reading

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The Outsider Inside

This is about self-representation. Who’s out of the closet, as it were? It seems that I know quite a few Pagans who nonchalantly wear their pentagrams or Mjolnirs on the daily. At events there’s usually the disclaimer to “let us … Continue reading

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The Way We Communicate These Days

“*gasp* Bad, bad!” And thus, with the feigned playfulness that is a hallmark of the conflict-averse, my mother revealed that she is still, on some level, a fundamentalist Christian. I’m not sure why my sister told her that I’d just … Continue reading

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Response to Sam Webster, part the Last (and Longest)

Sam and I briefly discussed the danger of doctrinalism in Paganism, and the undesirable potential for modern Pagans to go the way of the ancient Christians–that is, from a massively diverse group of theologies and practices with some, however tenuous, … Continue reading

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Response to Sam Webster, 2

There are some good points in Sam’s position. Christians have privilege in our society. Contrary to the rantings of Pat Robertson and Friends, Christians in the United States rarely have to worry about losing or missing out on employment because … Continue reading

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My Response to Sam Webster (part the first)

Perhaps the most divisive paper of this year’s conference (to the expressed relief of several of the presenters) was Sam Webster’s “The Relationship between Christians and Pagans.” Sam reiterated a position he’s shared a couple of times on his Patheos … Continue reading

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