If Thor controls the thunder in Scandinavia, why would a neo-pagan in the United States worship him? Would it make more sense to worship a Native American god who controls thunder? Why/why not?Answer Question
Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:36 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
If Thor controls the thunder in Scandinavia...
Wow. What an incredibly oversimplified and inaccurate statement. If you're actually curious (which I seriously doubt you are), you can read more here. And here. And here. But if you really want to go there - why do so many Americans worship the god who originated with a few isolated tribes in the middle east instead of the gods of the Native Americans or their ancestors who originated in Europe, Africa, South America and/or Asia?
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:51 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
Answer by Kaelansmom at 5:26 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
Why is it that Christian religion can be question all the time, but someone asks a question (that isn't even worded in a hostile or mean spirited way) isn't considered not a real question.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:45 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
Just because Pagans had most of their historical documents DISTROYED by those who demanded conversion, doesn't mean our path is ANY less valid than yours. OK You really want to go toe to toe with the whys and the hows?
Answer by pnwmom at 7:36 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
I don't think she said it wasn't valid. It's an interesting question as to why, especially for someone like me who isn't as familiar with many of these gods or Native American gods.
Also there was a lot of persecution of christians and documents destroyed during the first several centuries. Jews have been persecuted and Muslims also. I don't think she was trying to go toe to toe.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:52 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
Answer by pnwmom at 8:15 PM on Jan. 2, 2011