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Pagan News Beagle: Faithful Friday, June 5

One of the primary aspects of many a religion is "theology" or the practice of studying and organizing the nature of the divine and other religious ideas. How then might theology be applied to Paganism? Or, as Gus diZerega asked recently, should it be applied at all? We take a look at theology and other forms of religious studies both within and outside of Paganism today, along with other stories. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle.

First up, Helene Mobius of the Pagan Federation was recently asked to participate in a debate about the role of women in religion. How'd it go? Read all about it at The Wild Hunt.

What exactly is "Ego-Paganism?" At Patheos John Halstead talks about one of what he considers to be the three main branches of Paganism, contrasted with "deity-centric" and "nature-centric" Paganism, including what he argues are its central principles.

The Summer Solstice is just around the corner. But it's not the only festival to take place around this time of year. This slideshow from the BBC takes a look at the Quyllur Rit'i or the "Star Snow Festival," an indigenous celebration in the Andes that blends Christian and pre-colonization practices.

Is the Christian god a man? Traditionally the words used to describe the Abrahamic deity have been masculine in nature, but this piece from Kate Bottley at The Guardian argues that trying to pin the Christian god down to one gender is limiting in a way that oppose the religion's theological concepts.

Speaking of alternative theologies is it possible for atheists to have a theology? That's the question this article from The New York Times asks, which looks at attempts to frame atheism and secular humanism in an organized manner more capable of directly challenging religion.

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