religion

Posts about religion, skepticism, and how it fits into the scientific world.

Neal Litherland13 hours ago
Goddesses of Badassdom: Kali
In the annals of terrifying forces of femininity, one name stands above many others. A name that sends shivers down your spine, and can turn a man's blood to lukewarm piss. A name that is synonymous w...
David Wyld8 days ago
Rebranding a Religion
We have witnessed many rebranding efforts in the annals of marketing history. Some have been spectacular successes, while others, well, not so good! According to a recent Forbes article on the subject...
r. nuñez10 days ago
Enlightenment, Heaven & Nirvana
In some ways, these terms are simple, in some ways complicated. They are more than words, and we have to be born into, grow with, and experience certain concepts in order to fully understand them. Int...
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Syeda Tashin16 days ago
Religion? God? Afterlife?
Okay so, at the age off 11 I started questioning the existence of God and the point of religion. I soon came across a word that I thought explains perfectly what I believed in at the time—Agnostic. It...
Jennipher Dallas16 days ago
Coming Out of the Broom Closet
I grew up in San Antonio, Texas. Catholicism was and still is huge in the community I was raised. But like in most cultures and religions, there are superstitions and heeded tales of strayed paths. Th...
Leigh Fishera month ago
Mythological Parallels
Parallels in mythology fascinate me, for I feel it can be interpreted as a sign that different mythologies could have been born from different accounts of the same events. The way information is recor...
Neal Litherlanda month ago
Goddesses of Badassdom: Freya
When we read myths and legends, we get reams of text about how awesome the gods are. How clever, how manly, how wise, and we get intricate details about all their deeds and accomplishments. But when i...
Cass Magica month ago
How To Survive a Spiritual Curse (...When You Don't Know Shit, OR HAVE Anyone...) PART 2: The HEX and The Bruja
...not only was Mr. Phillips known in the neighborhood as a man who practiced Obeah, he was also a man who spent his leisure time digging in trashcans. A man of wild resources, Mr. Phillps brought hom...
Dave Wallacea month ago
The World as We Know It
The world is a place that you may never understand in some capacity. Everything you have ever done has been done for a reason. Not because of fate, I'll get there in a minute, but because of cause and...
The Taboo
It is an oddity now to have such a large group of people in the world that is still shut down in society for the oddity of their beliefs. Did you know that within all of these social confinements ther...
Linda Paula month ago
Saint Sara la Kali
Once Jesus was crucified, we really don't hear anything more about his mother Mary or Mary Magdalene. As legend has it, a very concerted effort was made to destroy all of his followers. Jesus was a ma...
Laura Holtea month ago
Believe That We Are All One
I hate being asked about my religious beliefs. My easily argued against belief is that "mainstream" religion was created as means to control an uneducated, unpoliced, widely spread, and disconnected p...
Gods and Goddesses of War in Mythology
Indulge me for a minute, would you? You’re about to go into battle against your country’s most formidable foe. They have 100,000 men in their army and have been burning and pillaging the countryside. ...
Aaron Wraitha month ago
A Higher Consciousness
Since time immemorial, humanity has tried to understand our place within this world, the cosmic universe, and the infinite. Existence is dependent on our understanding that there is a self, a thing within us that is aware. This is what we call consciousness. But, this consciousness transcends beyond common awareness of our physical existence and surrounding. It exists as part of the eternal, the infinite and the higher form of being. So, what exactly is this higher consciousness? The awareness w...
Lilli Behom 2 months ago
Post-Secondary Basics for Witches
For many witches, the experience of going to post-secondary education is a chance at freedom to practice or expand your craft. It's hard to know what to bring or what to get to practice your craft so ...
Will Evans2 months ago
How I Became Atheist
I grew up in a somewhat religious house. My dad wasn't religious, nor was his entire side of the family, but my mom's side taught me religion as if it were fact. My grandmother was (and still is) a mi...
Charlotte Williams2 months ago
Dark Facts About the Greek Gods
The Ancient Greeks reinvented the world through philosophy, architecture, literature and so much more. Lovers of learning and the founders of a mighty empire, the Greeks knew no bounds. They dedicated...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
Why Pagans Believe in Psychic Ability
The term “psychic” is usually used in the secular world to denote a mental process “of the mind.” But in the world of pagans, it means something else entirely. A psychic uses their supernormal abiliti...