Asatru · History · homosexuality · sex

Sex and Asatru

Asatru, like most pre-Christian religions, is what might be called a “sex positive” religion in modern parlance. That is, we shouldn’t have the same intense hang-ups about sex and sexuality that plague the Abrahamic religions; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The sort of thing that leads to mandatory celibacy for Christian priests and the insistence that sex… Continue reading Sex and Asatru

Child Abuse · Paganism · Witchcraft

Paganism’s Pedophilia Problem

Kenny Klein, the diddlin’ fiddler ofN’awlins The neopagan “community” is overly fond of complaining that Asatru has a “racism problem.” But as recent events in the news have made starkly clear, they’re the ones who have a problem, and that problem is a thousand times worse than the (largely unfounded) complaint they make about us.… Continue reading Paganism’s Pedophilia Problem

Asatru · Christianity · Devotional Polytheism · Everyday Religion · MTD

“Nice Guy” Gods

Back in 2005, researchers Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton wrote Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. In it, they try to figure out what American teens thought about religion through interviews with about 3,000 teens, and in particular were coming from a standpoint of evangelical Christianity. That perspective doesn’t invalidate… Continue reading “Nice Guy” Gods