Reblog: “Asatru is not a vehicle for romanticized machismo”; #WeStandWithIceland

Oh for Gods’ sake, people, the Asatruar in Iceland build the first physical, permanent public temple of our faith in centuries, and your bigoted response is to send them hate mail?

GET OVER YOURSELVES.

Quick, before Loki shows you how!

-E-

#WeStandWithIceland indeed!

Freya: The Gold Thread

Yesterday an article from Iceland Magazine made the rounds on FB. Apparently the Ásatrúarfélag, Iceland’s Asatru association, has been receiving hate mail from conservative Asatruar outside of Iceland. Hate mail, from conservative Asatruar outside of Iceland. Just the fact that any Heathen group anywhere–much less the Icelandic Asatru group that succeed in getting Asatru officially accepted as a religion and who is building the new Heathen temple in Reykjavik–would be receiving hate mail from conservative Asatruar because of their stance on gay marriage pisses me off and skeeves me out more than I can even begin to express. The sheer amount of ass-hattery and WTFery and just plain idiotic cutting-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face inherent in this exceeds my ability to even articulate it.

However, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, the high priest of The Ásatrúarfélag, handled it with aplomb. As the article, “The Icelandic Pagan Association receives hate mail from reactionary pagans abroad”, states:

Hilmar adds that he and other members…

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About EmberVoices

Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than a decade, where she trained to be a Seidhkona, Galdrakona, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects and regularly presents rituals and workshops at festivals. Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into cross-training and service for the wider Pagan community. This has including medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for local counties. She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. Ember has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.
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2 Responses to Reblog: “Asatru is not a vehicle for romanticized machismo”; #WeStandWithIceland

  1. They’re not going to change their mind because of some hate mail. They’re vikings.

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    • EmberVoices says:

      Well part of their point is that they’re *not* Vikings, and haven’t been for centuries, and would Americans please stop romanticizing kthnxsbye.

      But yeah, no, they’re not going to change what they’re doing. I’m just pissed it’s happening at all.

      -E-

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