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.
I could write an entire blog post myself about this very thing. But instead I’ll give you this one.
Today, the Dems and their leaders stood on the Capitol Steps to demonstrate the personal impact of shutting down the government and the pain felt by Federal Employees who have missed a paycheck. Congressmen held up poster sized pics of people that…., well, they looked like me. So, I started thinking about the impact of illegal immigration and how it has affected my family, those around me, the town I love.
While none of us like to see Federal employees used as pawns, it’s time for someone to speak up for Americans, the millions of us who deal with the loopholes in our immigration policies and illegal immigration, day after day, week after week, decade after decade, only to hear another politician promise a solution. Well, we finally do have a politician willing to make a stand, President Trump. Isn’t it odd his desire to fulfill this promise…
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How did we get here?
In the same way that censorship is regarded as a BUG by the old programmers who BUILT the internet, so one might regard National Security Letters as something like the EBOLA VIRUS.
National Security Letters are basically COURTLESS WARRANTS, self-granted by the DOJ and FBI. If you think that sounds unconstitutional as all hell, then you are not alone. You are likely sitting there with your mouth agape, wondering why on Earth these sleazy court-free warrants – that even include their own gag orders – should EXIST at all.
Well, NSLs were birthed along with a lot of other communist nonsense in 1978. Make sense now? Yes. They have been protected from being struck down by SCOTUS by – surprise, surprise, surprise – the Communist Ninth Circus Court of Repeals. GO FIGURE. Just like “privacy-loving” Obama “grudgingly” kept and strengthened the Patriot Act. Just like “anti-capitalist”…
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I’m not a Christian but I do follow a few Christian blogs. This video is less than 3 minutes and it’s well worth the watch. When is this man going to be arrested for sedition, or outright treason?
In recent days, I am unable to comment on posts even though I’m signed in, unless I sign in again on the blog I’m trying to comment. I haven’t even been able to click “like” because of this.
Today, I get a banner message on the top of two political blogs saying the functionality of WordPress is unavailable to me unless I sign in. Even though I’m signed in. So I sign in on both. Then a message comes up in my browser saying that WordPress would like to track my location and activities. I of course click “don’t allow” (like that will stop them). Surprise – I am still not signed in, still unable to comment.
Fuck you WordPress, I’ve never signed up for Twitter for exactly this reason. You don’t get to spy on me to learn what I’m saying on other platforms that are not related to this one. You don’t get to muzzle me based on what I say or do on other platforms.
BTW Fuck you FBI. Just in case. You should really have better things to do but who knows?
Odin does not give a shit about your petty politics. He does give a shit about the best of the best.