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Posted by: cludgie ( )
Date: February 05, 2015 10:23AM

This is going to hurt the Mormon Icelandic branches with their dozen members.

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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: February 05, 2015 12:59PM

I can see how they'd decline to follow a renegade desert rabbi. It's Iceland, fer crissake.

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Posted by: schweizerkind ( )
Date: February 05, 2015 01:30PM

my-old-time-family-deity-received-some-of-his-due-ly yrs,

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Posted by: reuben ( )
Date: February 05, 2015 01:35PM

We started Norse celebration traditions at the winter solstice (Christmas ). Kickin it old schoo!

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Posted by: Dave in Hollywood ( )
Date: February 05, 2015 06:31PM

I think the Hindus etc. have a good idea. If you've got different kinds of gods and you can worship some or all throughout your life, then you don't get into the godawful "my god is the one and only true god and I'm going to blow you up unless you agree with me" kind of thing.

For example, life might be better if Egyptians still worshipped the sun god?

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: February 05, 2015 06:45PM

I like it when religions are culturally relevant.

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Posted by: Shummy ( )
Date: February 05, 2015 07:28PM

Ya mean like Utard and Iyhoe spud diggers ministering to hungry Hutus by teaching them to become fishers of spuds as well as men that they may thrive on fish and chips?

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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: February 05, 2015 07:41PM

You tarred an idle ho

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Posted by: Shummy ( )
Date: February 05, 2015 07:45PM

Oh crap, I did.

Please do keep it quiet my man.

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Posted by: Itzpapalotl ( )
Date: February 05, 2015 07:48PM


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Posted by: Shummy ( )
Date: February 05, 2015 07:58PM

Itzpapalotl Wrote:


Oh yeah and tomorrow's for fryin friars, just like the Vikings we are.

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Posted by: Itzpapalotl ( )
Date: February 06, 2015 07:38AM

I'll be keeping the Frigga in Friday, personally.

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Posted by: no mo lurker ( )
Date: February 06, 2015 01:17PM


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Posted by: Senorita Lamanita ( )
Date: February 06, 2015 01:45AM

I loved this quote in the story:

"We see the stories as poetic metaphors and a manifestation of the forces of nature and human psychology.”

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Posted by: ipseego2 ( )
Date: February 06, 2015 08:58AM

Shummy Wrote:
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> http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/
> 2015/02/03/how-thousands-of-icelanders-started-wor
> shiping-the-norse-gods-again/


Some Icelanders. Far from a majority. Far from a sizeable minority, even.

Actually, we don't know much about how and what the old Norse- and Icemen actually worshipped. The stories/myths that we still have are probably just a small selection. I for my part cannot see how they can be converted to metaphors and manifestation of the forces of nature and human psychology. That will take a lot of creative adaptation.

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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: February 06, 2015 01:20PM


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Posted by: ipseego2 ( )
Date: February 06, 2015 03:22PM

anybody Wrote:
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> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norse_religion


Yes - just some of it, and I have read all the stories that are extant. The information we have is not enough to reconstruct the ancient worship, but it can serve as inspiration to construct some new kind of belief.

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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: February 06, 2015 03:39PM


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Posted by: Heidi GWOTR ( )
Date: February 06, 2015 01:36PM

As you probably know, "Give me that old-time religion" is one of this Pagan's favorite songs!

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Posted by: torturednevermo ( )
Date: February 06, 2015 01:45PM

Call me a relic, call me what you will
Say I'm old-fashioned, say I'm over the hill
Today's music ain't got the same soul
I like that old time rock 'n' roll

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