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Posted Mar 6, '13 at 6:57pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

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Probably should have pointed this out earlier but anyway. The likes of Copernicus, Galileo, etc. received opposition from the church for their science. It's only been this recent pope that pardoned Galileo.

Hilariously enough..Charles Darwin's sailing voyage that led to his breakthrough in evolution was due to him being sent to find evidence for Christian Creationism

 

Posted Mar 11, '13 at 12:24pm

redfan45

redfan45

202 posts

if nordic mythology is right, you go to hell.

Being a "pagan" who is involved mainly in Norse/Germanic paganism, I have to disagree with that statement. "Hel" in Norse afterlife is nothing like the Christian "hel" and you have to take into account that Norse paganism along with Celtic paganism held many Shamanistic beliefs like Seidr, and the belief in reincarnation although more prevalent in Celtic society, was also in Norse philosophy and religion.

pagan is a rather blanket statement, even more so than Christian as it can cover a number of different religions, not just denominations.

Sorry, I just assume if I went into exactly what kind of Paganism/Heathenism I followed I wouldn't expect many people on here to fully understand.
But I'm into Norse Shamanism, (Seiðr) and the Úlfhéðnar who were the wolf berserks of Odin, who is considered a very shamanistic god.
I'm not into any new-age Wicca stuff.

 

Posted Mar 11, '13 at 2:02pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,666 posts

Knight

But I'm into Norse Shamanism, (Seiðr) and the Úlfhéðnar who were the wolf berserks of Odin, who is considered a very shamanistic god.
I'm not into any new-age Wicca stuff.

So you actually believe Odin exists?

As to how this could pertain to the topic this could illustrate where Christianity could end up.

 

Posted Mar 11, '13 at 2:20pm

redfan45

redfan45

202 posts

So you actually believe Odin exists?

Yes, I do.
Am I to expect harassment now because I actually believe in more than just science?

 

Posted Mar 11, '13 at 5:52pm

HahiHa

HahiHa

4,939 posts

Knight

Am I to expect harassment now because I actually believe in more than just science?

What has that got to do with science? After openly claiming your beliefs, at least be ready to talk about them, or don't speak of it at all.

As to how this could pertain to the topic this could illustrate where Christianity could end up.

Wouldn't that be unusual, seeing as how paganism essentially stems from primitive beliefs in nature spirits, while christianity is born in the "one true god" context?

 

Posted Mar 11, '13 at 6:29pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,087 posts

Being a "pagan" who is involved mainly in Norse/Germanic paganism, I have to disagree with that statement.

i was just throwing in some believes whitout checking the actual facts.
the statement i tryed to make was not that all those hells are the same. i know there are dozens of different kinds of hells or sometimes no hell at all. wich was the point i tryed to make by listen some believes.
sorry if i stept on your toes. =)

 

Posted Mar 11, '13 at 7:20pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,666 posts

Knight

Am I to expect harassment now because I actually believe in more than just science?

No.

If you would be up for it I would like to hear more about your beliefs and how you came to them. We can take it to my profile.

Wouldn't that be unusual, seeing as how paganism essentially stems from primitive beliefs in nature spirits, while christianity is born in the "one true god" context?

I wasn't referring to the context of the belief but how that context is viewed. Most regard Odin as just mythology. This is rather rare to find someone actually believing Odin exists. Yahweh could end up in the same boat.

 

Posted Mar 12, '13 at 6:42am

HahiHa

HahiHa

4,939 posts

Knight

I wasn't referring to the context of the belief but how that context is viewed. Most regard Odin as just mythology. This is rather rare to find someone actually believing Odin exists. Yahweh could end up in the same boat.

Of course. I thought you were saying christianism might end up as a sort of shamanism like that pagan cult, but you're right. Many already count it as mythology.

 

Posted Mar 12, '13 at 8:26am

partydevil

partydevil

5,087 posts

Am I to expect harassment now because I actually believe in more than just science?

the harassment usually is not because people believe other things then science proofs. but because of people that try to force their believes into others (whitout even giving a little bit of proof.)

 

Posted Mar 12, '13 at 11:44am

redfan45

redfan45

202 posts

Then there's nothing to worry about, unlike many Christians I have no intention on forcing my beliefs on anyone, and I don't know any pagan of any pagan religion that does.
I'm totally open to sharing stuff about what I believe in. And being that the type of Paganism I'm into is not new-age. It actually has deep historical, ethnic, and cultural roots that can be also interesting history. I suppose so can Christian history but usually it doesn't come off that way by the person representing it

 
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