Welcome to A Pagan Humanist, I am William and my blog provides a means for me to engage with a larger audience than my circle of friends and local events. With that, permit me to provide some background about me. I have been actively engaged as a Pagan for over 30 years. This means that I been part of and founded groups; worked with other Pagans; attended both private and public rituals; taught; drummed; danced; expressed my views; been interviewed by the media; held offices; attend and taught at festivals; counseled others; made mistakes within the community; changed my opinion over time; learned; been too stubborn to learn; read; donated time and money; and a whole plethora of other stuff. However, by no means am I an elder in a tradition or the community. Mostly, I think that I am an average Pagan who has been around long enough to be involved with some very interesting local groups, people, and events.
I have an academic tendency in my studies where I engage in religious philosophy within a Pagan context. I served on the Board of Directors of Cherry Hill Seminary and the Conference on Current Pagan Studies for six year. Also, I enjoy cosplay from such worlds as Harry Potter, Firefly, and Disney.
In part, this blog is my means of expressing those ideas that I think about, which includes Paganism as Piety (Єύσέβεia), Applied Ethics, Religion and Science, Greco-Roman Moralist, Philosophy, Aristotle, and Evolutionary Theory. Along with my academic tendencies, I provide Project and Program Development for local government and non-profits with some data and statistical analysis.