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    A Private School for Odinists/Asatruar/Heathens?

    This question kinda struck me after having replied to the 'How Do We Protect Our Children?' Thread. Since I'm pretty sure Odinism/Heathenism is recognized as a religion in most of the Western world, I don't see anything really hampering the American Asatru Assembly or the European groups of heathens from establishing their own private schools and learning institutions. Has this been done? How might society at large view this? Would this non-profit organization just get demonized by the MSM?

    I think it would be a very interesting project to take on.

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    I think it fair to ask why pro-Germanics (of all faiths) don't home-school their children. Children need to be around their own familes to learn the world view of their parents. Public/private schools are there to teach children society's world view, which most of us can agree is anti-preservationist and unhealthy.

    Private schools are much better at teaching children than public schools to be sure, but they are still strangers raising your children.

    Such a school as the op suggests could be done, but I think the best education is at home. I am always pushing for it at my own house, but my wife still thinks our first grader needs to go to school.

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    Is Odinism a recognised religion any where? If so, then there should be no reason why a dedicated school run in the same way as other religious based private schools could not exist.

    It takes money and the right person to run it.

    This is a similar idea to the thread I started about morality based segregation. I think it would be the way to go and as it is not a Christian school and therefore a minority religion we can reap some of the rewards of the PC state.
    I grew up on a belief of honour, courage and the old world values. The world isn't about that anymore, preferring to die a slow death of fast food and cheap thrills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zimobog View Post
    I think it fair to ask why pro-Germanics (of all faiths) don't home-school their children.
    This is mostly not possible outside of USA. It is not an option here in Scandinavia for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    Is Odinism a recognised religion any where?
    I know that Asatru is recognized as an official religion in Iceland (or it was, last time I checked).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zimobog
    I think it fair to ask why pro-Germanics (of all faiths) don't home-school their children.

    Private schools are much better at teaching children than public schools to be sure, but they are still strangers raising your children.
    Home schooling isnt allowed here. Parents who refuse to send their children to school can be fined and even imprisoned for continued refusal and the child given into children's homes to ensure school education. As far as I know this is similar in most European countries.

    While I agree to a certain degree that children need to be educated and raised by their parents, it is - from a general view point - not that bad to send them to school. Socialising with siblings is one thing (if they have any), socialising with other children is quite another, to learn to behave among larger groups of people/children is also not bad, as well as to learn to accept authority from teachers (as this is something that future employers would want to see, they usually dont want little anarchists).

    The next thing is that home schooling requires the parents to be fit in all fields of education. You might easily be able to cover basic math, (superficial) geography and history, but unless you're yourself a math genie you will fail to teach your kids higher math, chemistry and physics for example. And what about a second or third language? However, I think most parents cannot stem the task and give their kids the necessary knowledge to pick up higher education levels later on.

    Now, I understand that this wouldnt make much of a difference in America with public schools, but as said, home schooling is no option here.


    Quote Originally Posted by Eduric
    Since I'm pretty sure Odinism/Heathenism is recognized as a religion in most of the Western world, I don't see anything really hampering the American Asatru Assembly or the European groups of heathens from establishing their own private schools and learning institutions. Has this been done? How might society at large view this? Would this non-profit organization just get demonized by the MSM?
    Cant say much about other countries, but somewhen last year I heard about a school project, where protestant parents wanted to initiate a protestant school in Berlin, to protect their children from all the multikult and the dumping down of education quality. This school project - mind you, christian - still gets blocked, the city of Berlin has, when I heard about that, for the second time denied to rent them a building and to give the required licenses to run a school, with the notion that a protestant school would reject children of other faiths. Now imagine what the anyway by and large considered "racist" Heathens would face.

    So in Germany, forget it. I'm also not sure whether Asatru is a recognised religion at all here. There are groups being recognised under the laws of "registered societies" which grants them some privileges such as freedom from taxes, but this isnt the same as recognising the religion officially. Couldnt find any infos about that, so I assume that it is not (maybe members of Odinic Rite or Forn Siðr could say more about this?). It would be extremely difficult I think to have a private, Heathen school here, as private schools regardless of background are difficult to initiate.

    But generally it would be a good idea to start such a project, indeed.
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    Perhaps in Germany parents could get together and just form informal/private afternoon schools, where the children would go on some afternoons of the week to learn about Asatru, the history of our people (without PC), etc. This would be just complementary to the normal curriculum they learn at school - just correcting the indoctrination/political correct aspects of it. Isn't that also what the muslims did, before some schools introduced islamic lessons at school?

    In the future e-learning will probably become more important with video/audio streaming and virtual blackboards, then such a thing is even possible when the parents don't live close to each other (forming virtual asatru study groups for the children).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Æðelric View Post
    I know that Asatru is recognized as an official religion in Iceland (or it was, last time I checked).
    In, Norway, Sweden and Denmark too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich Harrer View Post
    Perhaps in Germany parents could get together and just form informal/private afternoon schools, where the children would go on some afternoons of the week to learn about Asatru, the history of our people (without PC), etc. This would be just complementary to the normal curriculum they learn at school - just correcting the indoctrination/political correct aspects of it. Isn't that also what the muslims did, before some schools introduced islamic lessons at school?

    In the future e-learning will probably become more important with video/audio streaming and virtual blackboards, then such a thing is even possible when the parents don't live close to each other (forming virtual asatru study groups for the children).
    The idea is good but what i cant understand it is how children would realize all what they would hear..In school they will learn one version of history and in afternoon school the another version. It could be very difficult for them so anyway here would be a lot of work for parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich Harrer View Post
    Perhaps in Germany parents could get together and just form informal/private afternoon schools, where the children would go on some afternoons of the week to learn about Asatru, the history of our people (without PC), etc. This would be just complementary to the normal curriculum they learn at school - just correcting the indoctrination/political correct aspects of it. Isn't that also what the muslims did, before some schools introduced islamic lessons at school?

    In the future e-learning will probably become more important with video/audio streaming and virtual blackboards, then such a thing is even possible when the parents don't live close to each other (forming virtual asatru study groups for the children).
    This is exactly what chinese and asian minorites living in USA were doing back in the 1950s. Chinese children were going to public crap schools by day (and fed by western mindset, alien to their identity) and then attending chinese-speaking schools by night. Sure they were overweighted by work and stressed, but as we see chinatowns were, are and will be fortresses of chineseness - the "chinatown phenomenon" is by all means not an accidental thing.

    Also bear in mind that in XIXth century polish minority in Westpreussen set up their own undercover schools teaching polish language - Bismarck put a great effort to germanize Poles and then german state were persecuting them in the same way, the BRD now persecute ethnic Germans. Millions of reichsmarks were spent for nothing, since thousands of activists engaged in system of undercover schools teaching nationalism. And fruits of that was 1918 uprising against german rule... conducted by people educated in those nationalist schools.

    I'll bet Germans could be as good as Poles and Chinese in challenging the system!

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