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If the "Pagan" question - i.e. who's Pagan and who isn't - were a political issue, it would decide elections. It's grown that large. It's come to a point where posts don't just reference others, they form catalogs of references to others. It's even spurred sub-issues: the "Christo-Pagan" question and the "Atheist Pagan" question (I have an obvious vested interest in the latter).

But in all this endless talk, few seem to have the balls to say in no uncertain terms what's really going on:

It's about kicking people out.

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  • John Halstead
    John Halstead says #
    "There's a painful cognitive dissonance coming from holding two mutually contradictory beliefs about ourselves: (1) We don't poli
  • Editor B
    Editor B says #
    Regarding common goals, how about recognition of our holidays, for example, or chaplains in prison, or freedom from persecution?
  • B. T. Newberg
    B. T. Newberg says #
    >So what common goals do you think naturalists and polytheists and other Pagans might embrace? I think you hit the nail on the he

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Last time, we met some of today’s most publicly visible naturalists. Now, let’s get down to brass tacks. Exactly what does it mean to be a naturalist, and what do naturalists have in common with other Pagans?

Down to terms

a1sx2_Original1_B-T-Newberg_blog2_01-00.jpgYou’ll hear a variety of different terms describing roughly the same circles of people: Naturalistic Pagans, Humanistic Pagans, Atheist Pagans, Agnostic Pagans, Existential Pagans, Secular Pagans, etc.

The current most popular term seems to be “Naturalistic

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  • Sardonyx
    Sardonyx says #
    I totally agree. As humanism is to christianity (it shares values, culture), so you can have a humanist version of paganism, shari
  • Bill
    Bill says #
    "Only natural causes affect the universe; there are no supernatural causes." With the exception of the above statement, you have
  • B. T. Newberg
    B. T. Newberg says #
    Good to meet you, Elani. Disagreement is more than welcome, of course.

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