If the gods are real, they are real now. They are as real as they have ever been. If the gods are real now, they cannot be dependent on our knowledge of their past exploits. The gods do not cling anxiously to ancient traditions and customs. They do not claim Christmas or the Easter eggs […]Read more "I am a Pagan. But I am pagan first."
Patheos hosts a blog called Pagan Restoration in which Sam Webster argues for the elimination of all Christian elements within Pagan practice. He pleads for a pure Paganism, and indirectly also for a pure Christianity. Sam Webster tells us bluntly to be serious and make our choice: be either a good Pagan or a good […]Read more "Is Christianity the enemy? (to Sam Webster)"
Fellowship. I believe I first learned of the word reading The Lord of the Rings. There really is no Dutch translation for it. In the Dutch version of the great book by Tolkien, the first part is called ‘De Reisgenoten’, meaning the travelling companions. I suppose it works. When I google pictures for fellowship, I […]Read more "F is for Fellowship"
Today Teo Bishop asks where love fits in into Pagan and polytheistic traditions. Read the whole article and its comments before returning here. I agree that love is a worthy topic for Pagan discussion. The word does indeed not seem to coined very often, or is it? I have the impression that Pagans often prefer […]Read more "Endless love and its boundaries"
This weekend I am off to Groningen, a city in the north of this country. I will stay with a beloved friend who I haven’t seen in nine months. The train trip will take 3,5 hours, which for this country’s standards, is very long indeed. And the next four weekends will also be buzzing with […]Read more "England and weekends of social engagement"