Okay, so the title of this post is misleading. We have two separate posts today, one about Paganism in the modern world and the latter discussing the Pagan value of self-reliance as it relates to food and community.
The first, from down under, comes to use from the Average Pagan blog. He brings us a part 1 and part 2 post, though both are fairly short and easy to read together, discussing some statistics on world religions and then, later, Paganism’s differences with those other religions, primarily Christianity, and some growth potential the author sees for our communities.
The latter post, from We’re Made of Mud and Clay, shares with us an experience the author had at a potluck dinner and how such communal dinners both represent struggles with self-reliance in our community but also the very real need we have to keep building our community and making it stronger.
Mmmmm …. Pot luck. Now I want stew.