Since some like to complain about how their religion is picked on and it's always about them, thought this would be interesting.
Do you feel the folkish interpretation of Reconstructist Heathenry is valid based on the info in the Eddas and Sagas? Does the Universalist position make more doctrinal sense? When Marby and Kummer were thrown in Dachau and their libraries seized by the Nazis, did that influence impact the folkish interpretation in ways that would not have happened without that influence?
(reminder, that's the word "universalist" as it applies to Reconstructionism, not as it applies to Eclecticism, Christianity or pantheism)
There is a point being made here, though I welcome the discussion with those who I know do understand the question as we've discussed it before.
Answer by soyousay at 8:22 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
Sorry, NP, but I'm admittedly lost. Are there links to enlighten those of us who are unfamiliar with this topic?
Your point might be, though, that most of us are unfamiliar with this topic, which makes it difficult for us to discuss/debate it. On the other hand, most of us are familiar with the religions of the Abrahamic god because we were most likely raised in one of the faiths and/or are surrounded by them in our daily lives--through family, friends, community, politics and media, which makes it a more natural and frequent topic to debate in this section--which would make those who subscribe to those faiths feel that their choice of religion is being "picked on". Maybe?
Answer by jsbenkert at 8:40 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 8:53 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
Answer by sahmamax2 at 8:57 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 9:15 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 9:29 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 9:39 PM on Jun. 10, 2011