What I Believe (Steve, writer and publisher)

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Steve is a writer and publisher in his forties. He lives in New England with his two (male) partners in a polyamorous triad and is an ordained pagan priest.

1. What are your spiritual beliefs?

My spiritual belief is summed up in the phrase “Nothing is true, everything is permitted.” Technically, I’m a polytheistic panentheist, meaning I believe in many divinities and that divinity is both immanent in creation as well as outside/apart from it.

I suppose you could say that I’m a “pagan agnostic” as well since, essentially, I believe that spiritual Mysteries are, by their very nature, unprovable. Therefore theories about them are all equally untrue. That does not mean the same thing as false, however. It just means that we cannot know, in a certain, objective sense, that one spiritual belief is correct and others are incorrect. I say: wonderful! That means they all get to be right—for someone, somewhere, at least.

My belief is that belief itself is something we choose—or choose not—to have. We ultimately determine its shape and feel, even if we’re just “tailoring” something “off the rack” to fit (or embarking on a process of self-change in order to fit into it).
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