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Denmark to Accept Norse God Marriages (Pagan religion officially recognized)
Newsday ^ | 11/06/03 | Jan Olsen

Posted on 11/06/2003 11:12:11 AM PST by MikalM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Home to the Vikings of yore, Denmark said Wednesday it will let a group that worships Thor, Odin and other Norse gods conduct legally-recognized marriages.

"To me, it would be wrong if the indigenous religion of this country wasn't recognized," Tove Fergo, the minister for Ecclesiastic Affairs and a Lutheran priest, told The Associated Press.

Under Danish law, the state Evangelical Lutheran Church has sole authority to recognize other religious communities.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christian; denmark; lutheran; marriage; norse; odin; pagan; religion; scandinavia; viking

1 posted on 11/06/2003 11:12:12 AM PST by MikalM
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To: MikalM
What about the Norse God funerals?
2 posted on 11/06/2003 11:12:55 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: MikalM
Did Walt Simonson write their Bible?
3 posted on 11/06/2003 11:15:20 AM PST by RightWingAtheist
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To: MikalM
I can get married by the Viking Kittens?
4 posted on 11/06/2003 11:15:54 AM PST by shadowman99
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To: Semper Paratus
Good question! Are they going to get Viking funerals, too, or would that violate some wacko environmental laws?
5 posted on 11/06/2003 11:17:09 AM PST by wimpycat
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To: Semper Paratus
Aren't they the one's with the ceremony where they nail the bride's pigtails to the wall and the groom cuts her loose by throwing axes?
6 posted on 11/06/2003 11:17:24 AM PST by expat_panama
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To: MikalM
Somebody's been playing Age of Mythology just a little too much.
7 posted on 11/06/2003 11:17:29 AM PST by Grig
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To: MikalM
"I'm a viking! And I've come to take your land, oh yes! I've come to take your land, and I've come to burn your crops and steal your horses. And I've come to ... step on your chickens! And soil your quilts!"

-Pa Grape as a Viking in "Veggie Tales"
8 posted on 11/06/2003 11:19:14 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: MikalM

9 posted on 11/06/2003 11:19:38 AM PST by El Conservador ("No blood for oil!"... Then don't drive, you moron!!!)
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To: shadowman99
Yeah. Do the Viking Kittens do secularist or orthodox Norse weddings?
10 posted on 11/06/2003 11:20:17 AM PST by theDentist (Liberals can sugarcoat sh** all they want. I'm not biting.)
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To: MikalM
Getting married by Thor kinda gets the marriage off to a rocky start.
11 posted on 11/06/2003 11:20:32 AM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (If everything you experienced, believed, lived was a lie, would you want to know the truth?)
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To: MikalM

Some still vociferously protested the ban on "Gay Norse Marriages"

12 posted on 11/06/2003 11:20:41 AM PST by JennysCool
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To: expat_panama
Aren't they the one's with the ceremony where they nail the bride's pigtails to the wall and the groom cuts her loose by throwing axes?

LOL Isn't that a Viking Bachelor Party?

13 posted on 11/06/2003 11:20:49 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Semper Paratus
Isn't that a Viking Bachelor Party?

No wait, I was thinking about the 'quicky norse divorce'.

14 posted on 11/06/2003 11:25:05 AM PST by expat_panama
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To: MikalM
How appropriate, today is Thor's Day, I mean Thursday.
You know maybe we're not that far away from Paganism.
Now excuse me while I take down my Halloween decorations and put up some Winter Solstice, I mean Christmas decorations.
15 posted on 11/06/2003 11:25:32 AM PST by don'tbedenied
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To: MikalM
Hold ma flagon hon!

OOHWEE! Let's go berzerker and have a honeymoon in Ireland the way they used to! Where did I put the keys to the dragon ship? Seen my helm laying around anywhere?
16 posted on 11/06/2003 11:27:12 AM PST by Lee Heggy (Make God laugh...tell him your plans.)
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To: MikalM

17 posted on 11/06/2003 11:31:40 AM PST by ASA Vet ("Right-wing Internet wacko")
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To: Lee Heggy
It's Thorsday - I need to wear my weejuns?
18 posted on 11/06/2003 11:32:58 AM PST by talleyman (Caviar emptor (a warning from the sturgeon general))
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To: shadowman99
Or how 'bout the Swedish Bikini Team ?
19 posted on 11/06/2003 11:56:25 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

20 posted on 11/06/2003 12:04:29 PM PST by MikalM
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
You mean married TO, not BY the Swedish Bikini Team? If so - no, they're all ours (or mine I should say).

/ Swedish freeper

21 posted on 11/06/2003 12:08:42 PM PST by anguish (while science catches up.... mysticism!)
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To: MikalM
INTREP - PAGAN ALERT
22 posted on 11/06/2003 12:18:41 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: wimpycat
Are they going to get Viking funerals, too, or would that violate some wacko environmental laws?

Not to mention the wife or other female that accompanies the deceased on the final voyage.

23 posted on 11/06/2003 12:39:36 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Proud member - Neo-Conservative Power Vortex)
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To: anguish

"Ist fur de hinky hinky MAN AND WIFE!"

24 posted on 11/06/2003 12:41:17 PM PST by expat_panama
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To: anguish
Swedish Bikini Team- militant Norsists?


Gallery of their training at Southwest Pistol League (secret Norsist militant camp?) sportshooter.com (then click on the bikini at the bottom right to continue heh, heh)

25 posted on 11/06/2003 12:59:19 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: mrsmith
Heh, wouldn't the norse religon be more unPC than christianty?.
26 posted on 11/06/2003 1:31:14 PM PST by John Will
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To: John Will

27 posted on 11/06/2003 1:51:31 PM PST by expat_panama
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To: restornu
FreeRepublic doesn't allow posting of full articles from Newsday.com. Your post will probably be deleted if they catch wind of it.
29 posted on 11/06/2003 4:33:50 PM PST by MikalM
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To: MikalM
I thought it was the LA Times and Wash. Post! I don't recall Newsday.

I would not have a clue how to hunt down the list.

Thanks
30 posted on 11/06/2003 5:05:15 PM PST by restornu
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To: expat_panama
Thees veb seete-a veell help yuoo leeterelly trunslete-a Ingleesh tu Svedeesh:

http://rinkworks.com/dialect/

It will probably come in handy for the odd bit of ritual service:

Minister: Du yuoo, Sven, teke-a thees vumun es yuoor levffool vedded veeffe-a, tu hefe-a und tu huld, fur reecher oor fur puurer, tu lufe-a, hunur, und chereesh, teel deet du yuoo pert?

Sven: I du.
31 posted on 11/06/2003 6:05:45 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (The scariest nine words in the English Language: We're from the government. We're here to help you.)
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To: Grig

"Somebody's been playing Age of Mythology just a little too much."

I'll say, they've already invaded and claimed an arctic island that Canada says is theirs.


33 posted on 11/19/2004 7:38:00 AM PST by Grig
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