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To: pastorbillrandles

I am an Anglo-Saxon Heathen. I attempt to (as authentically as possible) practice the native religion that was in existence for thousands of years in northern Europe before the Romans co-opted the foreign Middle Eastern Jewish religion and spread it over Europe.


8 posted on 09/26/2009 8:40:56 AM PDT by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: joseph20

Thats interesting. does that mean you do Yule, and Samwhein and so forth?


9 posted on 09/26/2009 9:04:51 AM PDT by pastorbillrandles
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There is zero strength or wisdom in heathenism -- never has been, never will be. Heathenism, as is so well pointed out in Part 1, enables the situation where men can presume to be kings over fellow men; the tenets of Judeo-Christianity necessarily weaken and debilitate those men who would presume to be kings. Not ONE heathen civilization in history can even touch the slavery-free prosperity and bounty of the Judeo-Christian West as it has developed over the course of human history. Of course these civilizations haven't been perfect -- man isn't perfect. And it's no coincidence that the great Western Civilization's degeneration and rot correlates DIRECTLY with its gradual abandonment of Judeo-Christian law and values.

I like and enjoy many people that I don't particularly respect -- vegans fall into that category (no meat, eggs, dairy, or honey); I can like the person and be kind to the person, but have zero respect for him or her because veganism CERTAINLY is the path to death and extinction; only either the feeble-minded or vainly deluded embrace it. Vegans would DIE "in the wild" quickly and their children would die as well. It is the same with atheists and those who think there's value in paganism. Like the vegans, "in the wild" their societies would be short-lived. The only reason atheists/pagans, like vegans, are able to indulge in such beliefs is courtesy of those very same dietary norms/religions they reject and scorn.

Those who argue by pointing out the more sordid aspects of Judeo-Christian history again miss the point. HUMAN failing is what caused the problem in those Judeo-Christian instances. Other forms fail because they are fundamentally flawed and would fail even if men followed the tenets perfectly -- which can never happen because we cannot be perfect, as the bible makes clear.

The bible is wise and proven; smart people heed it. Stupid people deny and reject it, and cause strife for themselves and the world.

10 posted on 09/26/2009 9:44:25 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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