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First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« on: February 19, 2015, 01:30:36 pm »
At least, it is according to history.com.  And, ya know what?  This is cool as hell.  I mean, the Christians get churches all over the world, and their pussy-ass saviour got nailed to a plinth of wood by a bunch of Italians.  Thor killed the shit out of a wolf that could use mountains as toothpicks.  I much prefer a god that's a complete badass to one that's basically Q with the intellect and self-control of a two year-old.
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Re: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2015, 01:59:34 pm »
Hopefully they won't bring back human sacrifice.   ;D

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Re: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 05:15:34 pm »
Hopefully they won't bring back human sacrifice.   ;D

Nah.  Unless its slimy douchebags like the Cock brothers.  In which case, we might as well send them on their way to the next world...or the Sun.
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Re: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2015, 07:25:18 pm »
...Is it too late for me to join up with this faith?
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Re: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2015, 07:51:06 pm »
The last thing the world needs is more religion.

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Re: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2015, 07:58:07 pm »
The last thing the world needs is more religion.

What we want in this thread is a neopagan circlejerk, not silly things like facts.
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Re: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2015, 08:09:52 pm »
The last thing the world needs is more religion.

Unless they are neo-Nazis, I highly doubt most Norse neopagans are really that harmful to society. I have read about this before and from what I remember, the adherents are more about a metaphorical interpretation of Norse myth than a literal one.

You know, social justice is far from the only reason to criticise religion. Just saying.

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Re: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2015, 08:12:19 pm »
Well, Neo Nazis (and everyone else who isn't aware of differences between the many Norse-derived faiths) mistake Asatru for Guido Von List's Ariosohpy, which is a typical farb move on their parts. Ariosophists were the "Thule" vein of Nazi occultists, with Asatru being simple reenactment of Norse beliefs systems as we know them.

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Re: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2015, 09:26:02 pm »
The last thing the world needs is more religion.

More religions does not mean more religious people, though. I suspect that if they weren't Norse pagas they would be some other flavour of neopagan, or Christian or Buddhist or something.

If people are going to believe bullshit, might as well have some interesting varieties of it.

(I don't fully endorse the argument above, just thinking out loud mostly)
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Re: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2015, 10:20:55 pm »
A Norse temple? Cool!!!


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Re: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2015, 11:29:55 pm »
PZ conveniently said something a while back to bolster my case. Yes, I know it's PZ, but I mostly agree with him:

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You’re all dead. Your culture is basically extinct…or more accurately, has evolved into something that doesn’t involve sea-faring raids and pillaging and slave-taking, all those stereotypical things associated with Vikings. You weren’t even all that a thousand years ago — the Vikings were one aspect of a complicated culture of farmers and merchants and politicians and fishers and city builders.

So I’m afraid that if you are calling yourself a Viking now, you’re just a silly poseur. If you’re trying to live up to Viking ideals today, you’re mistaken — no one wants to live with Vikings around anymore. Imagine a time a thousand years from now, when people try to claim the revered traditions of Americans by insisting on being called Footballers and running about in pads and cleats and punching their spouses in the head. That’s what I see in modern “Vikings”, and I say that as someone who can also claim Scandinavian descent.
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Re: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2015, 11:56:16 pm »
The last thing the world needs is more religion.

I have good news for you then. This isn't a new religion as much asa reboot of an old one. Still 3000, not quite 3001.

I get what you're saying. But I always say I'm not here to judge. If that's what these folk want to do, ok. At least the door to door god salesmen will be a bit more interesting in Iceland.
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Re: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2015, 01:46:51 am »
Or at least get more interesting reactions, since Asatru isn't big on evangelizing.
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Re: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2015, 10:01:20 am »
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Re: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years is Coming to Iceland
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2015, 11:51:40 am »
The last thing the world needs is more religion.

What we want in this thread is a neopagan circlejerk, not silly things like facts.

Yes, because anti-theism is all about facts, and not a cover for yet more reactionary bullshit.  The exact same kind of reactionary bullshit you find in Fundamentalist Christianity, but don't point that out, because its inconvenient.

We get it, you don't like religion.  Stop beatin the horse because its long since dead.  You aren't gonna convert us to your glorious, trilby-wearing ways.
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