One of my favorite Asatru groups, The Asatru Community posted an article written by the supposedly progressive website Think Progress titled The Religion of Choice for White Supremacists. It illustrates the same stereotypical nonsense that Christians today use to demonize our Heathen faith, that it’s filled with primarily hateful minions of neo-Nazis and other white supremacy groups. As someone who s half Hispanic, I have to say I take offense to the misrepresentation of our Heathen faith. First off, ThinkProgress is supposed to be a progressive site which means progressing past creating hateful stereotypes and mocking minority religious faiths. For example lets look at this line:
“It’s a comic book religion in a lot of ways,”
Really? That’s the same nonsense that conservative Christians have said to me many times. Taking up this mantle of trying to discredit a valid faith is a low blow and only shows the similarities that ignorance of certain instills. It’s much like how Donald Trump has tried to discredit the Islamic faith. So, in order to further demonize a faith that some on the Left feel is catering to white supremacy they need to stoop into the cesspool that is Donald Trump?
I understand bringing awareness to the bastardization of Asatru by filthy racists, but the article smacks of painting a picture of a faith with a really broad brush. Not all Asatruar are racists and not all Asatruar are white. Perhaps an interview with non-racist Asatruar might have helped expand the minds of the authors of this hideous, hateful article. Instead, they only cite white supremacists, which are only a minority in our Heathen faith. If you replaced Islamacists with white supremacists and replace the cited material with quotes from jihadists ThinkProgress would be all over the article saying it was Islamophobic and offensive. In this case, I think it’s proper to state that perhaps ThinkProgress has a tendency towards Asatruophobia. How else do you explain such a ridiculous article that is offensive in its own right? How do you explain the one sidedness and ignorance that is displayed? Asatruophobia. The same phobia that monotheists tend to be infected with.
I am a half Hispanic Asatruar and I am proud of my religion and thankful for the Gods calling upon me. This is something that, unless experienced, many won’t ever know nor feel. I don’t feel that I’m special because I felt the Gods calling me, it’s just an exhilerating feeling to feel the Gods walking nearby in the wooded groves or feeling the thunder rumbled the ground and believing that it’s Thor striking the anvil with mjolnir. Call me silly or insane, so be it. I’m not trying to convert to my belief system. This is how my soul feels. It’s simply a connection with the Divine, which is something anyone can feel deep in their soul.
Us Heathens always are against the Christians in various ways. We remember the unjust deeds they wrought upon our Heathen ancestors, but what have Christians done to us TODAY? Personally, they may try to sway me towards their beliefs by saying things like I worship fake gods, that Satan has wooed me with temptation into another religion or whatever else. However, the keyword is they SAID these things which is quite different than having a sword against your neck with a rabid armored man saying, “Convert or die!”. I make it no secret that I try my best to bridge the gap between Christians and Heathens/Pagans, because I feel it’s important to get over the past without forgetting and losing vigilance and to unite together to preserve Liberty and our Constitution.
Why are Christians important to the security of our own faith? Every freedom are like dominoes, when one falls the others follow suit. So, if Christianity falls it’s highly probable that all other faiths will fall with it. I don’t care if you don’t like their religion, but you need to understand why it’s important that when the Christian is being attacked it is our duty to history to come to their aid. Same goes for Christians, if you see other faiths being attacked unjustly it is your duty to come to their aid in order to secure the future of your religion as well. You don’t have to like us or agree with us, but you too need to see the importance of securing the right of worship for others. And I say our duty to history because what have we truly learned from the past when a new religion/belief comes in to replace the old?
Who is more of a danger these days? Is it the fundamentalist Christian or the fundamentalist Islam? I see more killings being made in the name of Islam rather than Christianity these days so it’s a no-brainer on who is a clear and present danger these days. I also see the Federal government willing to strip liberty from the masses more so than Christians these days. The combined forces of the Federal government wanting to expand its dominion over the people with Islamo-fascism wanting the same thing pose a great threat to ordinary Americans and every other human being who enjoy their freedoms.
We need to come together whether you’re Christian Jewish, Heathen, Buddhist, Muslim, Atheist, Pantheist, Agnostic, Taoist, Hindu, Pastafarian, Confucian and whatever other belief out there, because if we don’t keeping ourselves divided we’ll lose our country and our freedoms. Keeping to the divided mindset will only lead us down to the dungeons of slavery. We’ll all live on our knees licking the bootheels of our oppressors whether it’s the American Federal Government or the Islamic Fascists. No matter who it is that conquers us because we kept ourselves so thoroughly divided…We. Will. Be. Slaves! There’s no other way to put it than that. So, it’s up to us to change the course of history and swing it away from enslavement and back towards Liberty and Freedom with the Constitution as our absolute guide.
So America, what shall it be? Freedom? or… Slavery?