Out of Utah comes the case of Leishman v. Patterson et al, where an Asatru prisoner claimed he was denied rune tokens made of wood (he was offered cards or runes made out of some synthetic material, probably plastic) and was not allowed to perform blót for more than ten years, apparently because blót is a… Continue reading Asatru Prisoner News: Leishman v. Patterson et al
Read on the web this weekend, written by a Lokean in a post about why Heathens “hate” Lokeans: “Many Lokeans I know live with physical disabilities, chronic illness, or are neurodivergent.” That should tell you all you need to know about worshiping Loki.
This says it all. It’s not the subheader. I expect the Christians to regard my Gods as “false”, just as I regard their god as a fraud. That just comes with the territory of dealing with folks who don’t share one’s own beliefs. The problem is that parenthetical. They “let” Pagans pray before public meetings.… Continue reading Everything wrong with Town of Greece v. Galloway in one headline
One of the benefits of Asatru is that it manages, for the most part, to escape the “science vs. religion” debate that so often dogs some Christian, Muslim, and Hindu denominations (as well as others, to a lesser extent). The essential cause of that friction is that these literalist (often called “fundamentalist”) interpretations of religious… Continue reading Science and Asatru
From the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, at Western Michigan University on May 8, 2014. (h/t to Medievalists.net)
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway. The case stemmed from the practice of the town of Greece, NY, to start its town council meetings with a sectarian Christian prayer, often invoking “Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior,” and similar phrasings. After… Continue reading On Town of Greece v. Galloway