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    Calling It Quits

    That's right folks, I'm outta here. I won't bother going into detail as to the main reason why I'm leaving. It's just as well, I suppose, as I should probably be attending to more pressing matters in my life anyway.

    Ordinarily in this situation, I'd just leave without saying a word, but in this case I could not leave in good conscience without expressing my appreciation and admiration for a couple members here, namely Patrioten and Valkyrie. I have always found their posts informative, thought-provoking and enjoyable to read. Young beacons of conservative sensibilities they are. One of them is Christian, the other one is Heathen, and I'm basically an atheist, yet together I think we could fix the world if we were ever given the chance.

    Best of luck to both of you! Cheers!

    One last suggestion for the forum: I think it should officially pronounce itself as as a place for Germanic pagans with Christianity deemed as an opposing view. As it is, the general atmosphere here is such that it's not really accommodating for Germanics who want to celebrate their Christian heritage.

    Well, that's it for me.

    Tschüss,

    TB

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    I am very sorry to see you or anyone else go for a differing opinion. I, personally am not a christian, but my very best friend and fellow Germanic and his wife are and I do not see a problem with that. As far as being edited out I do not know anything about that, but I do think that quitting the forum is not the right way to go. Forums thrive on debate and exchange of ideas if they are going to work. I have had differing opinions with members of this forum on some subjects and have agreed with that same member totally on another. We ALL have something to offer and when we lose one member I believe we ALL lose. Reconsider please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torch_Bearer View Post
    One last suggestion for the forum: I think it should officially pronounce itself as as a place for Germanic pagans with Christianity deemed as an opposing view. As it is, the general atmosphere here is such that it's not really accommodating for Germanics who want to celebrate their Christian heritage.
    Care to suggest what being more "accommodating" for Germanic Christians would be?

    People's posts get edited for their inappropriate behavior, not for their religion.

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    Your obsession with pagans is quite exaggerated, considering not everyone who criticized Christianity was a pagan to begin with. And playing the discrimination card is so ungermanic.

    Toodeloo.

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    Torch_Bearer, I don't think you should leave.

    But being honest, I've to say some Christian peoples reaped what they sowed in that thread. I'm Christian myself, and I've felt a little bit ashamed and embarrassed, thinking about what will visitors and onlookers think about Christians and Christianity, when they read the insults and bragging from that thread, and comments about pride in crushing and 'pwning' Pagans. If a person brags about crushing someone, it's going to attract hostile responses.

    It's saddening for me to see this conflict. I'm not against debate between Heathenism and Christianity, but this theme seems to have split the membership in a negative way.

    In my view, the solution isn't complaining and giving up, it's staying and contributing in a positive way. I don't like to think we're some kind of opposing view on this forum. If there are Pagans here who contribute negatively, the Christian members mustn't propagate that example. We've to try to give positive examples.

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    Skadi is not a religion forum.
    I came to understand that and you should too.
    Skadi is heterogeneous.
    Many people with many beliefs.
    That means you'll encounter opposition to your belief sometimes.
    The Pagans are defending their faith.
    They're doing the same thing any Christian would do too.
    Or anyone who is convinced his beliefs are right.

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    Good bye and good luck

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    Torch_Bearer,

    I don't think you should leave either. Not all Heathens hate xianity. I myself am not even opposed to it.

    If you choose to leave, I wish you the best.

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    I did not get involved with that thread for precisely this reason. Religion always seems to be divisive nowadays. Originally it was a way to bring people together and define a common culture, but now it is an excuse for division. There should be nothing that divides us as a people.. nothing. If there is, it weakens us at the precise moment when we cannot afford to be weakened. For each of you reading this, I want you to think long and hard about whether you are bringing our people together or stubbornly driving wedges between us, and exactly what the latter will mean for our collective future.

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    Torch Bearer, I'm sorry to see you go, but I can empathise.

    As it is, the general atmosphere here is such that it's not really accommodating for Germanics who want to celebrate their Christian heritage. You know what? This is not really a problem for me since I'm not here to "celebrate my Christian heritage" or even to discuss my Faith with other Germanics. I never have been.

    I am so weary of the general hostility and the cowardly attacks (yes, it takes a coward to ridicule a person's sacred beliefs when they aren't standing there before you.)

    This pettiness on the part of bickering forum members (Pagans, Christians, and Heathens) is below our Folk and is only destructive and divisive.

    If it doesn't stop, I'll be joining Torch Bearer and others who have left quietly over the past few months. Didn't even notice, huh?

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