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Thread: Atheist Ásatruars: Can Heathenry and Atheism Be Reconciled?

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    We are indeed all inherently spiritual. Some just don't recognise it as such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodulf View Post
    My understanding of the concept of "Wyrd" or "Orlog" is a blending of sheer chance, luck inherited from past lives and ancestors, and the weaving of the Norns. Wyrd suggests we are active participants, not helpless victims, but at a point, we are destined to die. The information we still have seems to show our ancestors saw Wyrd as something to follow, actively and with courage, and not as an excuse for fatalistic acceptance and submission.
    Wyrd is much like Hindu Dharma, and simply a law of causality. There were people in lore who did not seem religious because they "rely on their own strength". This is also considered a legitimate path for Hinduism, in which a person ascends due to "right action" and learning to discern spiritual truths for themselves (Jhana path).

    So to answer the OP, belief isn't really relevant. In ancient times I doubt anyone ever denied the existence of the gods, everyone had belief. They were obligated to perform certain communal rituals, mainly offerings and giving thanks, but what they did beyond that did not matter. In India aside from the above mentioned methods there is also Bhatki, devotion to a god. This is the path I choose, but its not for everyone.

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    One doesn't have to believe in supernatural powers in order to believe in the Æsir and Vanir. I believe in their literal historical past existence and ancestral lifeblood coursing through Germanic veins onward to untold generations. Maybe this is humanistic religion, like World Church of the Creator or Cosmotheism, but it's not Atheism, because I hold both belief in their existence, plus their main root from which all Germanic heritage is derived. Accept no substitutes...

    After all, Eden was just the Hanging Gardens of Babylon named after Adonai and the Tower of Babel was just the ziggurat of Marduk. Maybe those were really important to Shemites of Shinar, but hardly Indogermanic concerns. Therefore, I believe in the simultaneous existence of personages and places vital to another volksgeist, without placing special emphasis on it. That's just another culture, no more fantastic than ours.

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