It’s been a long time. I decided to post something here in defiance of the last few years. Like everyone else, a lot changed in 2019 and throughout 2020 especially. Now we’re well into 2021 and the world is trying to wake back up even as a darkness hovers over us. It seemed an important… Continue reading We Remain
There’s a stillness out there that awaits our return. We know it when we’re young and not so busy. We feel it when it touches us, when the wind tussles our hair. The Sacred Spaces of the world call out of to us through every waking moment of every day.
If we continue as PaganCentric, it will be with a very different focus and agenda. We are returning to our roots, and strengthening our foundations. Only time will tell how that will play out, and what it will mean in the larger scope of things.
There is enough presumption concerning my article, Pagans and Saint Patrick’s Day: The Real Meaning of the Holiday, that I feel I should say a final word on Saint Patrick to clear a few things up. I actually had to go back and read the article again, just to confirm that I did not, in fact, refer to the Christianization of Ireland as a genocide.
This has pushed so many buttons and caused so much intriguing discussion around here that we feel compelled to share it. What are some of the most annoying things people have said to you about your faith?
It has occasionally been said in some circles that I have a problem with Christians. It saddens me that some people believe that, because that perception is wrong. I’m not just some random provocateur on the periphery who flings aspersions at people “of faith” to bolster my own sense of superiority.
I have never, and will never, begrudge anyone the joy and peace they feel when they “get religion”. But however much one may wave around their new-found religious texts, insight and zeal, it means nothing until they have at least tried to make peace with the people they wronged before they “got religion”. If one… Continue reading Thoughts On Conversion And Contrition
E. Ray Moore, a Republican lieutenant governor candidate in South Carolina, is calling for all Christian parents to pull their children out of what he calls “godless” and “pagan” public schools.
It’s always fun to sit back and watch the annual brawl over our 2009 post, “Pagans and Saint Patrick’s Day: The Real Meaning of the Holiday”. There is certainly no shortage of opinions on the subject.
While I’m not a fan of “Duck Dynasty”, I’m not a hater. If I disagree with the wit and wisdom of Phil Robertson and the Duck Dynasty clan, it’s not out of ignorance of Biblical principles, but rather out of a disagreement with their perceptions of them.