The arrogance of the Christian god
It’s good for several laughs, not the least of which is the fact that all Christians and Muslims, and a great many Jews, insist there is no god but their own – yet in the bible itself we find YVWH referencing himself as being in a company of Gods. We find him dictating laws that he then commands his followers to directly disobey.
It’s sad how people take that book and use it as a club against those who they don’t like, those who don’t follow their ways. Europeans have no idea how very much of the ethos they *think* is Christian, is actually pre-Christian native ethos that their ancestors have syncretized into the desert faith.
May you have a blessed Eostremonath (Easter month, which is what the Anglo Saxons called this month).
Due to a recent conversation on a secret, closed group I belong to it spurred some questions.
Odhinn, by the time of the Anglo Saxon Conversions to Christianity, had the reputation of being treacherous, deceitful, oath breaking, etc. I think that this, in part, is why the conversion of Anglo Saxon England went easier than Sweden for instance.
He was a God of War. He required blood. Lots of it. He required the triple death in many cases but He was perfectly satisfied to accept blood. In fact I believe it intoxicated him, much as the Mead of Inspiration did.
So let’s examine this. Odhinn hung on the tree, sacrificed himself to himself, in search of enlightenment. That tells me pretty plainly that he is a God in search of not only wisdom, but the evolution that comes from wisdom properly assimilated.
My personal experience, my personal gnosis, of Odhinn, is that he NEVER lies. He also never tells the whole truth either. His reputation for treachery, I believe, comes from this very thing. It allows peoples’ personal biases to to color what they hear, often to their disappointment and peril. I myself have been guilty of this on occasion. My gnosis regarding this has made me evaluate most things in my life in this light. Is it re-affirming personal biases? Is it beguiling me because it’s what I want to hear? Am I ignoring signals and evidence I should really be taking into consideration? This has changed my outlook on life in ways you can’t imagine. Is my life happier for this? NO. But it’s healthier in many ways.
So my questions to you are these:
- How do you think Odhinn approaches His people in the current era? We don’t sacrifice people to Him any more. If He gets blood it’s because we give our own. How does He get our attention now?
- How do you think he has changed over the millennia?
- Do you think he has evolved? Is He more, or less treacherous?
- Why do you think he has gained such a position of supremacy?
- I have added a question – why do you think people are worshipping the Gods more than the wights and ancestors?
Please, take as much space as you need to answer these questions, or make a blog post of your own and link back for me to read.
This is big. There is a syndrome called “benzodiazepine abstinence syndrome” that can last for YEARS after last use of these drugs. It causes tremors, increased anxiety, cravings for it, sleep disturbances, mood disturbances. Most people who are genuinely addicted to benzos will never completely recover especially if they are older. This is big, it’s a way to both manage their anxiety and get through abstinence syndrome.
I’m getting quite tired of the “studies” put out by people with ties to Big Pharma who try to scare people. Marijuana does not cause schizophrenia. That’s a genetically linked disease. Marijuana does not increase violence, unless you count the cartel violence because it’s an illegal drug and of course growing, transporting, and dealing are all dangerous occupations because it’s illegal.
Want to know what does cause all kinds of problems? Big Pharmaceutical drugs. Oxycontin. Oxycodone. Xanax. Ativan. Suboxone. Yes, suboxone. There’s a whole underground market for this drug. It sells for as much as $20 a pill or strip. What about the violence associated with these drugs? What about the deaths associated with these drugs? Show me the massive increase in marijuana overdose deaths – in fact, show me any marijuana overdose deaths at all (1 supposed toddler OD because of parental stupidity doesn’t count).
It does make people drive very slowly. It gives people “the munchies” if they are new to using or don’t use regularly, if you use regularly it actually reduces appetite.
I will have to look on my old laptop but I also have a study that shows that opioid use goes down by a pretty substantial margin when marijuana is used in conjunction with opioids in pain patients. Like 35-40% or more.
Marijuana has been known and used for at least 10,000 years. There is documentation for its use in ritual and in medicine going back at least several thousand years. We have cannaboid receptors. Because we evolved to use marijuana. Do I smoke? No, because I will lose my living if I do. Would I if it were legal? Yes. And it should be legal. Government should not be in the business of telling adults what they can and cannot do, what they can and cannot ingest, what they can and cannot smoke.
Marion Marechal is a French citizen with familial ties to the “far right” (which the press always tries to portray as white supremacist and racist) has the exact right ideas:
“How did we get here how did we get here? Because the EU and French governments forgot one crucial point. To open oneself to the outside you must have a solid core. To welcome you have to remain and to share you must have something to offer. Without nation and without family the limits of the common good, natural law, and collective morality disappears as the reign of egoism continues.”
As I replied to on someone else’s blog yesterday, Nationalism is Tribalism writ large. Nations are built on a common culture, ethos, morals, and to a certain extent, ethnicity. Family first, then community, then nation.
The essential problem with civic nationalism – the “melting pot” – is that this assumes every immigrant, or even every citizen, has the same ethics, morals, and sense of fair play that the founding population of this country had. The reality is that they don’t, and this is where our conflicts arise. When one group hates the other, and when one group consistently takes while the other gives, when one group maintains a strong sense of both identity and wounded resentment while the other is blind to their heritage and identity, civic nationalism fails. When only one group plays by the Melting Pot Rulebook (TM) it hollows out the nation, the community, the family. Look around. THIS is civic nationalism in action.
I don’t know much, but I do know the center cannot hold.
I’ve been having a sort of burnout with my businesses lately. My job is never finished, literally, and my paycheck does not remotely make up for the “satisfaction” of working for essentially free while the business builds. I know, it takes about 5 years to really get going but after 3 I’d really like to be seeing a little more progress.
So I offered a prayer to Freyja, who was one of the Gods I called on when I started one of the businesses. She is connected to both, as is Frigga, Hella, and Eir, but I specifically called on Freyja and the ancestors to give me guidance. Am I on the right path?
I didn’t have a gift for any of them. I apologized and promised a gift as soon as I was able to get one, whatever they wanted (and gave them options to choose from that were within the budget). I did a random rune generator to divine what alcoholic beverage they all might desire. I wrote down a list of alcohols and runes that would correspond first so we were all clear.
Thurisaz. Well that’s damned odd and it isn’t on my list. What alcoholic beverages start with th? None? OK well what if they’re pronounced like Thor is in modern day Sweden?
Hmmm. Tea – no alcohol but I’m happy to brew some. Tequila. Really. Really? I’m not opposed to offering it but it seems like an odd request for Norse Gods. So I divine again. Thurisaz. Um. OK.
So I stop at a store on my way home. On the shelf is ONE BOTTLE of “Corazon” brand tequila, with a heart on the label, in a specially shaped bottle with a cork not a screw top. It’s not cheap but it’s not the most expensive thing I perused either. I take that as a sign. I bring it to the cashier. Holy crap it’s on markdown and suddenly IS the cheapest thing I perused. OK Freyja and ancestors I’m suitably chastised.
So yes. If you ask, they’ll answer. In no uncertain terms. And the business has suddenly gained more than 100 potential customers in literally 3 days’ time. Thank you ancestors. I know you want me to succeed because it reflects on you. I’ll try to do you proud. Thank you Freyja. I’ll try to be worthy of your blessings.
via Against the Folkish “Pagans”
this writer’s glaring ignorance regarding folkish heathen anyway is showing. I would bet he/she/it/ knows exactly zero folkish Pagans and lives in a pseudo intellectual leftist echo chamber where nearly anything goes. The obvious lack of critical thinking is easy to see. This piece is one long logical contradiction masked as condemnation.
via You’re a Little Whitey, Aren’t Ya?
And I want to know why it is that, four guys from California who were – logically, and as it turned out, predictively – expecting violence against their persons, and took appropriate precautions – were arrested for “incitement to riot” and ‘rioting” in Charlottesville? I know that is a complicated sentence. I apologize. I just want to know why 4 guys who allegedly spend their lives living in a manner that promotes individual responsibility and physical fitness, and teaches others to protect themselves, are the bad guys when all they did was put tape on their knuckles to protect them.
And it’s two women who posit this with much in terms of circumstantial evidence.
I came to this article via a round about clicking of links on various other sites; I think this is logical and believable.
My major issue with patriarchy is that men do not police themselves when it comes to abusive behavior toward their women. I would be perfectly happy to have been a home maker had things turned out differently for me. I was not happy to be abused and taken advantage of when I was, however. If other men had come to my (then) husband and confronted him about his behavior, forcing him to behave in a more loving and respectful manner to the mother of his children, things might have turned out very differently. For all of us.
ETA I’m including a link regarding this very subject to a post I wrote several years ago
If data about us, ourselves, does not belong to us absolutely, then we are all slaves. Permanently. With no option for buyout.