Odinism is the native religion of Scandinavian, Celtic, Anglo- Saxon, and Germanic peoples, and of other European tribes. It has been our innate faith since Cro-Magnon times and beyond…back to the time of our beginnings.. Ours is a religion of honor, joy, reason, intellectual curiosity and meritocracy.. It is a religion that speaks to our blood, that celebrates our connection with our ancestors and descendants… a living tree of life whose branches are our family.
Our European spiritual tradition and cultural outlook are very different indeed from that of the much more recent Semitic cults, also known as “Abrahamic religions”, such as Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. In fact, these cults are entirely alien to our original Aryan culture and people. The only real point of contact between our real religion and the Judeo-Christian cult is that Christianity has adopted some of our religious rituals and placed false meanings over their true significance.
For example, the celebration of our Spring Goddess, Ostara, or Eostre, and of the life force and fertility of our people, was stolen by Christianity and devoted to a Semitic man who promoted aspects of Communist philosophy instead. Such obliteration of European religion with meaningless Semitic overlays was not done because our own folk found foreign beliefs superior. Despite the commonly presented Semitocentric view, the fact is that the conversion of our folk was most often done by force on pain of death, and was not at all the peaceful transition that Christianized history generally presents, as one soon discovers when looking at the facts. There was a silver lining to the clouds however, in that our people often managed to preserve our ways with great ingenuity despite this hateful desecration of our native faith.
When one considers it in the light of day, the difference in fundamental philosophical outlook between the Semitic Christian cult and the European Odinist religion is rather extreme. For example, we have no concept of the innate evil of mankind, or of women being inferior to men, no hatred of science, reason or truth, no tradition of holy war to force our religion on others, no proselytizing, no belief that seeking knowledge is a sin, and no separation of God and nature. Even our heaven, Valhalla, is one where noble deeds are rewarded by being allowed the opportunity to perform still greater acts of heroism.
By contrast, in Abrahamic traditions, people are rewarded with bribes of 72 virgins or living in splendor for blind obedience to a Semitic god. Followers of Abrahamic religions are, in their dogmatic myth, also punished with eternal fire in hell if they dare to “lean on their own understanding”, or do what seems right or honorable, rather than what they are told to do in writings about this same Semitic god.
For Odinists, whose religious traditions have no boundaries of dogma, but instead are girded by reason and honor, and the real seeking of truth, there is no such thing as too much knowledge. In fact, our God, Odin, sacrificed in order to obtain knowledge for our sake, so that we would be able to advance, instead of trying to make us ignorant and subservient, or demanding that we be so, as Yahweh does in Semitic myths.
Both our native European religion and our natural Nordic society celebrate true spiritual experience and real merit rather than the following of Semitic dogma, thus making our viewpoint a polar opposite of the Christian perspective. Christianity instead stresses the practice of not exercising our Gods’ given judgment as a virtue, as though it were wrong to use our common sense. This Semitic doctrine also lays heavy emphasis on the concept of equality regardless of achievement, as though this were a positive thing, and as though it were true. Regardless, Nordic people who are unaffected by Christianity, in the past and now, have always embraced our traditional virtues, such as good judgement and a system of meritocracy, rather than the foreign creed of blind faith and cultural Marxism.
Odinism is a real religion, as opposed to a vehicle for cultural Marxism and political dominance. It is the heart of the genuine and shared spiritual experience of our ancestors from time immemorial, and as with our historical accounts, it is based upon reality and sincere beliefs. We Odinists are expected to be self-reliant adults and to defend ourselves and use the divine gift of thought.. In our tradition, we are not sheep who are allowed to feel nothing but peace, and who willingly embrace our own destruction, but fully developed human beings who are able to experience all feelings. Our Gods are not foreign, bizarre ones, but are of our own tradition and beliefs, and truly consistent with our ideals. This simple truth is clear to all who search their minds and hearts to find it. It is written on our very souls.
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