Saturday, May 16, 2015
HUAR doesn't speak for me
I think people of every ethnicity, and every nationality, should be free to embrace the religious paths of their forefathers. You can’t have diversity without a sense of identity.
I believe that Asatru is the modern expression of the pre-Christian religion of the people of northern and western Europe. And as someone of (mostly) northern European ethnicity, I should have the same freedom to embrace the spiritual path of my ancestors that I believe my Amerindian, Tibetan, African, and Asian friends do.
I’m a proud member of the Asatru Folk Assembly, and I greatly respect Stephen A. McNallen. He has made great contributions to the growth of Asatru over the years, and the campaign of hate against him personally is both wrong and unseemly.
I can be folkish and not be racist. I can want to spread the faith of my folk without thinking that other folks are inferior, or wanting to harm them, or obsessing about some sort of “racial purity” that nobody in the Asatru community except HUAR seems to be carrying on about.