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Comment by Joe C on February 27, 2012 at 7:26pm

LOL. Apparently i'm late to the party :-)  Just curious, any folks from this group still around? I'm excited to find so many folks here!

Comment by H. Rees on November 29, 2011 at 2:06pm

I think I'm home! :D

 

Hey, thanks, strangers...for being here for me to find. I've been searching for other people with similar views and I've found you!

 

I'm an agnostic atheist that practices pagan ritual as a placebo to aide my mind in instilling change. I also celebrate the pagan version of most major holidays and could stare at a full moon for hours. I think the pantheon of deities are merely personifications of concepts and ideas.

 

I can't wait to jump in on the discussions here!

Comment by Terry Mitchell on November 8, 2011 at 12:55pm

I think the better term to describe my spiritual path is Naturalistic Witch, I believe The Goddess (NATURE-THE UNIVERSE) deserves Reverence, Honor & Respect, I practice Magic, engage in Rituals and such, Pantheist Witch maybe?  

Joined though because Im sure despite the semantics, I should fit right in...

Comment by Blaine Stover on September 29, 2011 at 4:55am
For me, being an atheist pagan (or a pagan atheist) is pretty simple to define.  While most pagans believe in gods and goddesses, I tap myself into the energies of the Universe.  These energies take on different qualities which (predominantly but not exclusively) take on characteristics that could be considered male or female instead of an all-powerful, omnipotent, entity.  To me it's like getting in tune and harmony with nature on a universal level.  :)
Comment by Jo Jerome on June 22, 2010 at 12:30am
Happy Solstice ... once again!
Comment by Jo Jerome on December 21, 2009 at 3:48pm
HAPPY SOLSTICE!!!

If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, may you have happy visualizations of whatever sun god(s) seem coolest to you at the moment (I'm in kind of a Nordic mood myself). May your doing-for-yourself result in speedy and bountiful Spring blooms, literal and metaphorical.

If you're in the Southern Hemisphere, may your Summer endeavors result in overflowing awesome Fall harvests, literal and metaphorical!
Comment by Jo Jerome on November 26, 2009 at 11:34pm
The way I see it:

- If it's real, if it exists, then it's natural, not supernatural.

- We can confidently say that scientifically, we have yet to discover/measure/explain absolutely everything. Not even remotely close.

- Therefore, there are real, natural things which to us, having not discovered/measured/explained them yet, will appear supernatural.

The difference is: Do we see the apparently supernatural thing and say "Wow! God must have done it!" Or do we say, "Wow! Something new to scientifically discover/measure/explain!"
Comment by willybilly30 on November 26, 2009 at 10:03am
I don't think my minds totally let loose on the idea of a supernatural.
One of these days I am sure I will be that way tho.
I think for some it's a slow process to become the Atheist who doesn't believe in supernatural stuff.
Comment by Sean Murphy on November 26, 2009 at 8:48am
Some people can believe in Supernatural without actually believeing in gods. The question of whether such a person is an atheist is an interesting topic for debate, since in a strictly etymological interpretation of the term, such a person certainly would be, but the more commonly used definition holds that atheists do not believe in anything supernatural or paranormal. Then again, what about someone who believes in psychic phenomena, or even in magic, but believes they are perfectly natural and normal? That person meets the definition, but many (if not most) atheists would consider such a person - well, not an atheist, let's leave it at that. That is becasue many, of not most, atheists believe that to be an atheist you have to maintain purely rational and demonstrable beliefs, and psyhic phenomena (and even more so magic) have an ambiguous record of scientific verification at best. (As a Sophist, if I am in a mischievous mood, I must admit to sometimes baiting extremely strident scientific rationalists by bringing up quantum entanglement or dark energy...)
Comment by Jo Jerome on November 24, 2009 at 9:50pm
I definitely think it's possible to hug a tree, howl at the moon, and acknowledge the psychological benefits of ritual and visualization without literally believing in gods and fairies.

While terms like 'psychic' are a hot button around here, I'm one of several who believe in the quantum interconnectedness of all matter, and that it's not a stretch to wonder if it's possible for a person to feel/sense the atomic energy of another person/thing/event in ways science has yet to measure and we have yet to fully explain. All without a literal belief in a sentient sky-daddy.
 

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