The Walrus has a new article about the Meeting House, a Canadian mega church. Personally I find even the name triggering, as that’s what the Plymouth Brethren call their churches. So it’s kind of ironic that this one was meant to rise above the scandals of conventional churches.Continue reading
Benefits of religious practices
Altruism is good for you. Caring for and about other people is good for you. Loneliness is stressful, and can give rise to those self-critical thought spirals as you lie awake at 4am. The solution? Spend more time creating connection and meaning.Continue reading
Rise of the Nones
Interesting article by Adam Gabbatt in The Guardian exploring how the pandemic has accelerated a trend of church closures in the US:
Losing their religion: why US churches are on the decline
“As the US adjusts to an increasingly non-religious population, thousands of churches are closing each year – probably accelerated by Covid”
Leaving the Mormons
An in-depth resource on leaving the Mormons: Recovering Agency: Lifting the veil of Mormon mind control.
Luna Lindsey Corbden was born into the LDS Church and left the faith in 2001, at age 26. They live in Washington State and write about topics of interest, including psychology, mind control, culture, and autism. They also write science fiction and fantasy. When they’re not busy traveling to improbable worlds, or thinking hard about this improbable world, they’re probably snuggled with their cat and an iPad.
Change is good
Orange Shirt Day
Today is Orange Shirt Day, the day for remembering Indigenous children who died in residential schools and honouring the survivors.
It was organized by grassroots Indigenous activists for many years before it was officially adopted as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Learning how to live
Metaphors for religion
It can be helpful to look at religion metaphorically, because that gives us a different perspective on it than one that is merely focused on beliefs, or even values. Useful metaphors for religions include software, cookery, dancing, music, radio receivers, ex-partners, color schemes, trees, landscapes, river systems, underground root systems or rhizomes, and cities.Continue reading
Repost: A Druid’s Journey
A lovely post about a journey into Druidry from A Wise Fool.
New Moon ♌️ It strikes me that I’ve been practising and learning my Druidry for 12 years this year. It was all the way back in 2010 when I came …Been a Druid for 12 years and all I got was this lousy….