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Spirit Free of Religion

The Seeker’s Guide by Elizabeth Lesser is one of the myriad of books that I am currently reading.  I read it several years ago when I lived in a different city and was a different person.  Now that I am married and have a young child, I’m finding that other parts of the book make […]

Man, Myth or Pretty Cool Guy?

With the Easter holiday finishing up in most of the Christian world, I decided to ask my family members a couple of questions this weekend.  A bit of background first, though.  I was raised Christian by parents who are believers but not strong church goers.  My maternal grandfather, on the other hand, was a very […]

Sitting with Buddha

A few days ago, I spent some time sitting in front of the Buddha in the picture to the right.  He is part of the Royal Ontario Museum’s collection, and is perhaps my favourite.  He used to sit in a quite, darkened hall, but with the renovations he is now is a light, open space […]

Loss of Faith

Over the years that I have been aware of the greater Pagan community, I have seen some relatively well known spokespeople step away from Paganism and declare that their beliefs now lie in another direction.  Some do this vocally, and insult Paganism on their way out the door, others do it quietly, making us wonder […]

Disbelief is Best?

A little while ago I watched the Bill Maher documentary (mockumentary?) Religulous.  He essentially takes a look at the Big Three religions and points out just how silly their literal beliefs are.  He talks to a Vatican priest who thinks that most Christian beliefs are ridiculous, a Muslim rapper from the UK who sings about […]