I live in fear for the day when members of various dominant faith groups start voting lock-step with the pronouncements of their spiritual leaders, because true democracy would soon wither and die in such an environment.
By Jason Pitzl-Waters | November 1, 2010; 02:40 PM ET | Comments (12)
When we take a step back and realize that the "conflict" is an imaginary dualism, powered as much by mainstream media and cynical politicians as it is by extremists on either side, we can then expend our energy on more useful dialectics
By Jason Pitzl-Waters | October 25, 2010; 07:10 PM ET | Comments (10)
Religious belief, even when it seems trivial, can have a dramatic effect on policy.
By Jason Pitzl-Waters | October 18, 2010; 03:56 PM ET | Comments (5)
Turn off the hate-spewing commentators and go out and meet your neighbors. Practice the tolerance, love and compassion that every religion at its best preaches. Remember--if we fail to support the right of any one religion to meet, worship and educate, our own rights are jeopardized.
By Starhawk | August 26, 2010; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (32)
In the Pagan view, ecocide is a heinous crime on a level with genocide--for indeed, to kill an ecosystem is to destroy the people and cultures that depend on it for survival.
By Starhawk | June 19, 2010; 02:37 PM ET | Comments (4)
Sex, in Pagan "thealogy," is a Good Thing, a gift of the Goddess, a way we connect deeply and intimately with one another and with the great creative forces of life. Sexuality is sacred. "All acts of love and pleasure are my rituals," says the Charge of the Goddess, one of our most beloved liturgies.
By Starhawk | April 23, 2010; 12:35 AM ET | Comments (26)
Generosity, justice and fairness are old Pagan virtues, and Robin Hood is one aspect of our Pagan Gods. In fairy tales, the hero/a wins the aid of fortune when she shares her loaf with a beggar or lays his cloak at the feet of a poor widow. The greedy, hoarding, grasping or jealous person ends up defeated and despised.
By Starhawk | April 13, 2010; 03:15 AM ET | Comments (19)