Why the racists and extremists problem within Heathenism..

It is a very sad thing that there are a small number of very loud and vocal racists and hate oriented extremists that flock to Heathenism, claiming their twisted ideas are what Heathenism is about. These people tend to have a very poor fund of knowledge and low intelligence in general and actually have values that are strongly in opposition to the values the Vikings and the Norse had, as well as a total lack of any sense of spirituality what so ever. I found a really good blog post by grumpylokeanelder that explains very well why such people tend to be drawn to Heathenism.:

http://grumpylokeanelder.tumblr.com/post/40855031880/question-why-do-a-few-people-draw-a-link-between-norse

Another post from a different blog with much details.:

http://solarsublimity.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/the-shadow-of-racism-in-american-heathenry-or-why-american-heathens-cant-have-nice-things/

Racism, extremism, hate, extreme forms of social conservatism, all these things are NOT WHAT HEATHENISM IS ABOUT! Anyone who tries to claim these things should be connected to Heathenism has no place in Heathenism.

Hail Tyr! One-handed god. Feeder of the wolf. Battle god. Sword god. Oathbinder. Lawkeeper. Leader of the Thing. Truest and most steadfast of gods! May you keep out those who would turn to Heathenism for their own ignorant hate oriented extremist agendas. Keep holy the spiritual Thingsted that is the Heathen path so that true seekers of spirituality that is related to connecting with the gods of the north can practice in frith, joy, and harmony, and so that faith in the old gods and goddesses of the north can grow strong in the modern age.

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3 responses to “Why the racists and extremists problem within Heathenism..”

  1. Lucius Svartwulf says :

    As I look at it, Heathenism is about family. The Universalists all go “Everyone is family!” The Folkish go “Our family is our line, and it is good, but no one else is bad.” And the Racists go “Our family is the best ever!”

    I would that we could teach the Racists another way, bring them truly into the fold as enlightened and loyal people. Bashing them because they are ignorant, or they hate, sometimes with cause (if not educated thoughts), isn’t the way to improve the situation.

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