All of my readers know why I dislike the words pagan and paganism. Anyway, there is another reason to dislike the terms -- they are being taken over by the New Atheists. Yes, that is correct, the group of people who have evolution expert Dawkins, who is a professor at Cambridge, as their figurehead, have glommed onto "pagan" to describe themselves because they are all into ecology. The web site/blog Humanistic Paganism was brought to my attention today in my E-mail because of a short essay by a M.J. Lee entitled "Why Do People Want Supernatural Gods?" http://www.humanisticpaganism.com/2012/06/03/why-do-people-want-supernatural-gods-by-m-j-lee/ Right away I can see that there is a BIG problem with this essay. In my theology and world-view, the gods are NOT supernatural. Star Foster had a wonderful rebuttal, to which, of course, none of the so-called intellectuals involved with this group responded. In fact, she has published a more thorough rebuttal on her blog over at Patheos, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/pantheon/2012/when-pagan-loses-meaning-atheists-and-theists/
As a matter of an FYI, I would like to recommend a WordPress blog, The New Oxonian. He writes profusely about the New Atheists (he does not have a good opinion of them).