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Thread: Do Heathens/Pagans Believe in the Literal Existence of the Gods?

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    The only useful thing I learned during my philosophy studies was a sure-fire method of curing someone who has the "outside reality does not exist" syndrome. The solution is to ask him/her to climb to the roof of the tallest being around, and throw themselves off the roof. If they refuse to do it, it means that they believe in an objective outside reality after all. And if they actually do it, well, they won't claim that "outside reality does not exist" anymore either, because they'll be dead.
    The external, of course, 'exists,' but its existence means nothing to the subject save in its relation to the subject, and the best way for the subject to relate to his objects is for him
    to unify his thoughts with the world around him
    I don't think you understand my question. If they 'really' exist, they would be literal entities with or without your or my existence - whether people believe in them or not. If it's only in your mind, then it means they do not really exist. I don't think this is so difficult to comprehend.
    I understood, and my response to the question is that all that is meaningless to the subject. I object to people worrying their little minds about trivial concerns, and permitting their understanding to be crippled as a consequence of these trivialities. Thus I refrained from voting.
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    They exist as [Jungian] archetypes of the Germanic soul.

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    They do.

    Our gods are not some sign for metalheads to dress up as ancient Germanics on a weekend for a horn of mead or a round of LARP.

    While our gods are also a manifestation in everything that is natural, they still exist as such, they are not solely symbolic.
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

    (Heimdalls Wacht, In kalte Schatten versunken, stanzas 4-6)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan the Barbarian
    Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, and why we died. All that matters is that today, two stood against many. Valor pleases you, so grant me this one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, the HELL with you!


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    Well, first of all, no there is no such guy running around acting as a heathen jesus, and while we do have certain devotional kind of rites, we don't ask our gods for help all the time, they want us to find a way.

    Anyway, I've been able to connect with the gods on various occasions, so as far as I am concerned, they exist.
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

    (Heimdalls Wacht, In kalte Schatten versunken, stanzas 4-6)

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    I'll try to get it written out some time.
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

    (Heimdalls Wacht, In kalte Schatten versunken, stanzas 4-6)

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