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  1. How precisely are you going to spend money to do...

    How precisely are you going to spend money to do this? What people do (or not do) with their bodies is ultimately their choice. It comes down to a combination of individual proclivity and...
  2. We pay taxes to public schools so people can get...

    We pay taxes to public schools so people can get the academic and vocational training and have an educated work force. We don't pay taxes so kids can be perfect physical specimens.

    And I only...
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    Yes, there are those who perceive the myths in...

    Yes, there are those who perceive the myths in psychological terms rather than cosmological truth.

    There are also Heathens who simply don't believe at Ragnarock at all. While surviving...
  4. I appreciate the place of physical activity for...

    I appreciate the place of physical activity for the young -especially in the age where obesity runs rampant.

    That being said, I am not a fan of institutionalized physical education in schools. ...
  5. By reading the historic texts from the early...

    By reading the historic texts from the early Roman Empire to the late Viking Age, and by matching those texts to the known archaeological record, we actually have a fair idea of what they did and...
  6. I was raised nominally Lutheran. I still show up...

    I was raised nominally Lutheran. I still show up to the Crucified Carpenter's House for weddings and funerals if it involves family and friends.

    And church dinners. Don't know where you're at,...
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    The Seamus Heaney translation is not bad at all.

    The Seamus Heaney translation is not bad at all.
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    :D I guess that's not a bad thing, really. ...

    :D I guess that's not a bad thing, really.

    But Heathenry is, IMO, a religion more of doing and being, not thinking. A religion of farmers, poets and warriors, not philosophers and theologians. ...
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    Ah .... well that explains some of your views...

    Ah .... well that explains some of your views elsewhere. ;)

    I don't wish this to come across as an attack, but Heathenry is a cultural folkway which includes within itself many religious...
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    Did Hermeticism influence historical Heathenry?...

    Did Hermeticism influence historical Heathenry? No way in Hel.

    Has Hermeticism influenced modern Heathenry? It has influenced certain groups and certain individuals, like Eddred Thorson. And...
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    I don't wish to attack you, but honestly, if I...

    I don't wish to attack you, but honestly, if I may ask, what is the point of all your intellectual gymnastics designed to reconcile Christianity with Heathenry?

    I think a lot of Heathens secure...
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    Important! Poll! You too? I thought I was the only one ....

    You too? I thought I was the only one ....
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    I'm not sure about "Druids" but I ran into a...

    I'm not sure about "Druids" but I ran into a small band of Folkish Celts a few years ago on another Heathen forum. They were based out of the American South (the leader was a Texan and in the US...
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    Well, yes. Christians have a special place in...

    Well, yes. Christians have a special place in their heart for Israel. It's their Holy Land, too. That's why they launched the crusades when it was captured by Muslims.

    Doesn't make...
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    Whoah. I'm no friend of Christianity, but where...

    Whoah. I'm no friend of Christianity, but where do you get this from?
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    Whatever it was I didn't get to read it before it...

    Whatever it was I didn't get to read it before it was deleted.

    Anyway, no harm, no foul. I didn't mean to sound so completely dismissive.

    However, I do think we're talking about different...
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    Probably, but Ogham is for Celts. Runes are for...

    Probably, but Ogham is for Celts. Runes are for Heathens.
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    I'm sorry, but honoring the gods of your blood...

    I'm sorry, but honoring the gods of your blood kin is rather incompatible with honoring some crucified Jew as a god. Anyone who says differently is in denial, or trying to sell you a line.

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    I don't think the other gods are aspects of Odin....

    I don't think the other gods are aspects of Odin. However, it's possible some of these "gods" are actually not gods at all but Norse literary invention of the Skalds. There is no evidence Loki is...
  20. Oh, they make easy fodder for multi-culturalists,...

    Oh, they make easy fodder for multi-culturalists, who can then portray anyone interested in "Germanic preservation" as a bunch of ill educated, inbred, violent street thugs whose main achievements...
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    Then go with Odin! :D There are some loudmouth...

    Then go with Odin! :D There are some loudmouth Heathens out there that will say you shouldn't pick Odin as a patron unless you're willing to die at any moment in his service. There are even some...
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    "Birthrunes" are interesting and such, but I'm...

    "Birthrunes" are interesting and such, but I'm not sure how seriously I take them.
    It is far better to simply honor the god with whom you feel you have most in common.

    I do caution you though...
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    Well, I deliberately confined this to the major...

    Well, I deliberately confined this to the major Germanic gods. Thor, Odin and Freyr are "the big 3." Throw in Freya and Frigga for the females (though men can approach them for certain things)....
  24. I'm sorry, I don't mean to be rude, but Wikipedia...

    I'm sorry, I don't mean to be rude, but Wikipedia is not a highly reliable source for history and should never be cited as such.

    Todd, Malcolm. The Early Germans. Blackwell Publishing. 1992. ...
  25. The Germanic tribes and the Celts had slaves. ...

    The Germanic tribes and the Celts had slaves. Not on the level of the Greeks and the Romans, but they had them.

    Not sure about the Dacians.
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