June, 2017

Metaphysical Shops, Payment Cards, Authenticity, and Fraud

This post is inspired by this article. For a little background, there’s a growing trend in companies that offer e-commerce or payment processing, in which Pagans are forbidden from selling spiritual supplies.  (For example – in this story, Square terminated their agreement with an occult shop owner.  Etsy is also famous for delisting occult products.)  Predictably, many Pagans are bent out of shape over this – they feel that it’s discrimination, because Christians are able to sell spiritual supplies. On the other hand, in the article above: A representative from Square told me that the company prohibits “occult” items because […]

Paganism and Handmaids

This post is inspired by a post on Patheos by Matthew Currie, called “Is The Handmaid’s Tale Anti-Christian?” I apologize in advance if this comes across like a literary analysis.  I love doing them, and The Handmaid’s Tale offers a rich commentary on society, so please bear with me. A little about The Handmaid’s Tale If you haven’t watched the show (which is what I’ll be referring to), or read the book (which I haven’t, but I imagine the themes are similar), then please go do so.  Or at least familiarize yourself with the narrative. Margaret Atwood is a master […]