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The present day practice of Ásatrú in Iceland

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The present day practice of Ásatrú in Iceland

Post Neon Knight on Tue 8 May - 0:10

http://icelandmag.is/article/11-things-know-about-present-day-practice-asatru-ancient-religion-vikings Quoting:

The religion of the original Viking settlers of Iceland, the old Norse paganism Ásatrú, is not just still alive and well in Iceland, it is undergoing something of a renaissance. Here is our quick guide to the current state of Ásatrú, the ancient religion of the Vikings, in Iceland.

1. It was abandoned in favor of Christianity in the year 1000
2. It was re-recognized in 1973
3. It is Iceland's fastest growing religion
4. No proselytizing or missionary work
5. One high priest, 10 Goðar
6. All the ceremonies are open to the general public
7. First pagan temple since 1000 will be opened in 2018
8. There is no prescribed dogma or scripture
9. It is a religion of peace and tolerance
10. It rejects militarism and the glorification of heroism, battles and blood.
11. Ásatrúarfélagið has received hate mail from reactionary heathens abroad

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Re: The present day practice of Ásatrú in Iceland

Post OsricPearl on Tue 8 May - 16:45

"Paganism Light," in other words. They want the religious belief without the sacrifice, either that of self-control or of blood.

The vanity of the age.
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