Christian Bigotry · Christianity · Paganism

Grieve Indeed the Growth of Neo-Paganism

(Cross-posted at witchesandpagans.com) Over at Pantheos, Timothy Dalrymple, on his Philosophical Fragments blog, posted about a trip he recently made with the editor of the Pagan channel at Pantheos, Star Foster. After a pretty nice and friendly introduction, though, he lays open his bigoted Christian heart and says: As a Christian, of course, I grieve the growth… Continue reading Grieve Indeed the Growth of Neo-Paganism

Paganism · Theodism · Tribalism

The Gift-Cycle in the Modern World

One of the centerpieces of ancient Germanic culture was the gift-cycle. Warriors in the service of a chieftain would be rewarded with gifts in return for their loyalty; one of the kennings (poetic circumlocutions) for “king” is “giver of rings”, a reference to the practice of giving arm-rings of precious metal to one’s supporters. It… Continue reading The Gift-Cycle in the Modern World