Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Stop giving my religion a bad name
I'm sick to death of a bunch of extremist whackos giving my religion a bad name.
Mine is a noble religion that has roots that are thousands of years old. My ancestors valued honor, and courage, and manliness, and motherhood. My ancestors saw people who slandered their enemies with whispered campaigns as wretches worthy of contempt. They worshiped gods that responded to insults with combat. My religion teaches that we are literally descended from the gods, and hold within us a divine spark that comes from Odin, or Rig, or Freyr, and that spark grants us a connection to those gods that people without that spark simply do not possess. My religion teaches that certain beings are friends of men, and worthy of worship, and others are our enemies, and are not.
But today there is a group of fanatic extremists who are bent on hijacking my religion. They twist and warp the very weft and weave of my faith, and present a version to the public that is a distorted reflection of the truth, as if it was seen in a fun-house mirror.
These valueless wretches say that it's perfectly all right to honor and worship to the very same beings who will attack and slay the gods at Ragnarok.
These worthless curs deny the existence of my Folk as an entity, saying that having an ancestral connection to the gods is meaningless.
the very Folk that gave birth to our faith isn't worth preserving, and is in fact the cause of all the ills of the world.
These rudderless weaklings align Asatru with the neopagan movement, making it just another "flavor" of Wicca, Druidry, and Unitarianism, rather than a vibrant and self-confident faith unto itself.
These cowardly villains are so afraid of the truth of our religion that they engage in whispering campaigns to deny us a chance to practice or tell others about our religion in peace.
These loathsome fools insist that men being manly and women being womanly is somehow wrong, as if men and women were indistinguishable and interchangeable widgets in some machine.
All this and much more besides they continuously bleat out for the public to hear, and through repetition of the lie, they succeed. They try to convince others that their totalitarian, insecure, and self-serving ideology is somehow the real face of Asatru. Even worse, they are unrelenting in spreading the lie that those of us who believe in our Folk, descended from the gods and which values masculinity and femininity, and who choose not to honor the enemies of the gods, are somehow motivated by hate of others, rather than love of ourselves.
They are the ones distorting and hijacking our noble faith. They are the ones spreading lies and distortions, and pretending to be the public face of our faith. They are the ones giving our religion a bad name, by trying to turn it into something it is not.
They are wrong, they are the minority, they are the extremist whackos, and they will not succeed.