religion

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

D.A. Ravenwood8 days ago
Pan's Labyrinth (Pt. 2)
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see the land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. – Aldo Leopold, A Sand County A...
D.A. Ravenwood18 days ago
Pan's Labyrinth (Pt. 1)
“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see the land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” – Aldo Leopold, A Sand County...
K S23 days ago
Culture, Religion, and the Intersection of the Two
I shift between whether I refer to myself as an atheist or an agnostic. Perhaps an agnostic atheist would be the most accurate—it's not so much an active disbelief in any deity as it is a passive lack...
john cosmaa month ago
From Chaos to Civilization
Egyptian mythology has many fascinating features. One of the most interesting of these features, and sometimes frustrating, which one really doesn’t find anywhere else, is that there is more than one ...
Eadig .a month ago
What Is a Witch?
While getting myself ready to write this article, I start making a cup of tea. Not the type of tea that people are used to drinking but a special tea that I concoct for myself. When others make tea, i...
What Is Litha?
Litha is a celebration of the summer solstice, which was on the 21st, a mere three days ago. Solstice comes from the Latin term solstitium (“sun stands still), The sun on this date, is at its highest ...
Kadesh Vegaa month ago
Obscure and Recommended Writings by Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley is largely known as one of the most prominent figures of the occult in the modern age, and very infamously known for his antics and larger than life persona—however he is cemented in ...
Cecilia Bizzia month ago
How to Celebrate Litha (Midsummer)
Above the Pagan wheel of the year is represented and it is now Midsummer, or as it's also known as "Litha". The summer solstice, that marks the longest day of the year.
There Is No Such Thing As The Apocalypse
Some fringe groups believe in the end times. The thing is that W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan seemed as though he was flirting with the end of times. The attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11/...
Valerie Holta month ago
The Situation Is Key
To fully understand a piece of writing, you must look at the original message of the writing. The only way to do that accurately is to understand the social situation in which the writing was created....
Valerie Holta month ago
Book of Revelation
John, the author of the Book of Revelation, specifically called his book a prophecy (Rev. 1:19). Since John referred to his writing as prophetic, an understanding of it must be approached as such. The...
Valerie Holta month ago
Religious Wars
Our generation is at an interesting point in history where a belief in science is more widely accepted than any deep religious belief. More often than not, people pick and choose which parts of religi...
Hanin Najjara month ago
Could You Give up Food and Water for 30 Days?
Ramadan is a month where Muslims around the world fast from dawn until dusk for 30 days. They do not eat or drink during the day but can eat and drink at night. It is followed by a huge celebration ca...
Pan So2 months ago
Beginning as a Witch
I started consciously following the path of the witch just over a year now. After a few personal experiences that almost made me think that I was going mad, I decided to look into these and after addi...
Cosmic Peak2 months ago
Arguments for the Existence of God. Are They Still Relevant Today?
Throughout the history of theology, there have been many arguments proposed to justify the existence of God. They have all not survived without some form of criticism, in many cases coming from believ...
Joy Ergang2 months ago
Dear Scientology
Dear Scientology, I am done! Done being a victim. Done being exploited for your gain. Done giving money that I don't have for services and books that don't improve my life. I am done being brainwashed...
Emily Ann2 months ago
Why Wicca Isn't a Demonic Thing
When most people think of witchcraft, they think of ugly witches with green skin and pointy hats that ride around on broomsticks and turn people into frogs, just for fun. Other people hear the word wi...
Sapphire Ravenclaw2 months ago
Hindu Gods
There are many Hindu gods and goddesses and each individual, or family, will choose which particular gods or goddesses they wish, or need, to worship. Each god or goddess may be worshipped continuousl...