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    New places of worship planned in Reykjavk

    New places of worship planned to be erected in Reykjavk

    Over the next few years, three new houses of prayer will be built in Reykjavk, reports Frttablai. The Russian Orthodox Church, the Association for Medieval Norse Paganism (satr), and the Association for Icelandic Muslims have all received promises for lots in Reykjavk. The applications are currently under review at the Environmental Committee.

    The Association of Icelandic Muslims needs a 4 - 5,000 square meter lot for a mosque that is planned to be just over 2,000 square meters. Currently, a lot in the Ellida River Valley is under review.

    The Russian Orthodox Church will be 600 square meters and also include recreational facilities for the congregation and a school. Two to three lots are under consideration for the church, in skjuhl or on the Landakotstn across from the Russian embassy (and next to the Catholic Church) or at Hvallagata 14 where there are buildings belonging to the Catholic Church. According to Father Timofej, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Iceland, all potential places are good but the Landakotstn is the best because it is close to the Russian embassy. He said that the church will be built in the traditional style with bulb-shaped spires. Construction of the church will begin this summer or as soon as city officials give the church "a green light".

    The Association for Medieval Norse Paganism (satr) is set to receive a 1,500 - 2,000 square meter lot for a 700 sq. m. temple. The temple will include additional facilities for the congregation, a forested area close to landmark Perlan is the lot currently under discussion for the Pagans.

    N bnahs rsa borginni

    rj bnahs vera vntanlega reist Reykjavk nstu rum. a er Rssneska rtttrnaarkirkjan, Flag satrarmanna og Flag mhames*trarmanna sem hafa fengi vilyri um lir Reykjavk og er mli essa dagana til umfjllunar hj umhverfisri.

    Flag slenskra mslima arf 4.000-5.000 fermetra l undir mosku og er stefnt a v a byggingin veri rmlega 2.000 fermetrar a str. Veri er a gera ttekt linni vi hliina Staldrinu noran vi Garheima krikanum hj Stekkjarbakka og Reykjanesbraut. Lin tilheyrir Elliardalnum og arf v a gera breytingu aalskipulagi dalsins ef etta a n fram a ganga.

    Helga Bragadttir, skipulagsfulltri Reykjavk, segir a lagt veri til vi skipulagsr a svi veri teki til deiliskipulags sem allra fyrst ef kvei verur a thluta mhamestrarmnnum essari l. etta svi geti komi til vibtar nnur starfsemi, til dmis sem tengist dalnum.

    Tveir til rr stair koma til greina fyrir kirkju og flagsheimili Rssnesku rtttrnaarkirkjunnar, anna hvort noran vi fyrirhugaan duftgar vi Leynimri skjuhl, Landakotstni vi blasti gegnt rssneska sendirinu ea vi Hvallagtu 14 ar sem n eru byggingar kalsku kirkjunnar.

    Fair Timofej, yfirmaur Rssnesku rtttrnaarkirkjunnar slandi, segir a kirkjan veri bygg hefbundnum stl me kplum anda kirkjunnar og a hnnun og framkvmdir hefjist vonandi strax sumar ea um lei og borgaryfirvld gefa grnt ljs. Hann segir a byggingin veri 600 fermetrar a str, kirkja, safnaarheimili og skli.

    Fair Timofej segir a allir stairnir su gir en kannski s Landakotstni besti staurinn v a aan s stutt rssneska sendiri auk ess sem kirkjan s gu sambandi vi brur sna kalsku kirkjunni.

    er til umru a thluta satrarmnnum 1.500-2.000 fermetra l undir byggingu um 700 fermetra hofs, flagsheimilis og dmhrings skgarjari Leynimrinni. satrarmenn myndu ar hafa sameiginlega akomu me Perlunni.
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    I do believe it is long over due that the satrar association gets a temple, and the place the temple is supposed to be built is one of the most beautiful areas in the city, heavily forested and stands at a hill looking over the city. It will bring nothing but more beauty to the city and add an extra feeling of tranquilly to the area where many birds call their home.

    As for the Orthodox Church, well I see no reason why they need a church here in Iceland, but than again I never saw a reason for the Catholic Church either. Since the Orthodox church will be built right next door to the Catholic one Im hoping their followers get aggressive one Sunday sermon and tear each others churches down

    As for these crazy Icelanders who have taken up to follow the lunatic Muhammad and now want a mosque to follow their utterly foreign religion in hope of attracting their Arabian idols to Iceland..well I do have my doubts if the mosque will ever be built but if the project ever gets started I will most certainly protest heavily and I know for a fact most of my friends and family will too. Its outrageous enough just to discuss about giving them land :

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    Lundi - I have a family branch in Iceland. There is a sect of the Bahai religion there (a sect of Islam). One of my relatives was ensnared and has married one of their group. We have lost a member and gained a mixed race aspect. We are very unhappy, not because we are racist but because we are never going to see that branch of the family tree produce any more true Icelanders. The centre is, I think, in the Faroe Islands and there are tentacles at the University in Iceland where I think my relative met this alien universalist creed. I have heard that 400 converts fall to this religion every day worldwide. That is scary. Many are not Iranian. So when you get angry or upset about the mosque for "Icelandic" muslims or Catholics please get extra upset for the fact that Iceland allowed the Bahai in there. 00002:

    But really good news about the Asatru temple. This is wonderful to know. 01:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Falcon
    But really good news about the Asatru temple. This is wonderful to know. 01:
    Wow... that would be on top of my list as a tourist attraction! I definitely want to see this... wow again.

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    The temple would be built on the same hill as Reykjavk's famous rotating restaurant Perlan, or "The Pearl"

    Seen here in the background:



    Winter:



    Although it would be built on the other end of the hill within a very beautiful forested area :animal-sm

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    The building of such a temple will cause a gathering of the ancients in that the ancestral spirits and ancestors so vital to the Heathen religion will become focussed or concentrated in that area, like a node of energy, operating through the people who go there to honour them.

    When will there be a campaign to reinstate and rebuild the great temple at Upsala, broken down by the Christians? Or the re-rection of the broken Irminsul? Or the felled Thorburn's oak of the Saxons? These are our true monuments. Maybe they will return to us as we return to them.

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    Millions of mosques in England, millions. But not one in Cornwall....yet... (SW England has the lowest population of immigrants in the UK.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rose of rohan
    Millions of mosques in England, millions. But not one in Cornwall....yet... (SW England has the lowest population of immigrants in the UK.)
    Apparently they go up at a rate of one a week.:O

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    I got angry while reading about the mosque... The first thing I'm gonna see every morning when I to work or school would be that f-ing mosque and belive me when I say that's NOT what I wanna see.

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