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« Reply #15: June 12, 2011, 06:29:08 am »

Why should Heathens alone be given a violent stereotype? 
Context.  Heathenry was the first of the cultural polytheisms to develop into a distinct subgroup within Pagandom and move in a reconstructionist direction, so it gets its rep from how it contrasted to the stereotypes about, and orthodoctrinaire thinking within, existing neoPaganism.


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« Reply #16: June 12, 2011, 09:29:13 am »

I'd say that's where the two sorts of usage unify - defense/protection of home and garden and kin.


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« Reply #17: June 12, 2011, 11:26:50 pm »

I think there's a definite emphasis on "the warrior" and that some people might use that idea as an excuse to be "macho" and aggressive. My background is in modern Paganisms that advocated nonviolence (I remember reading about someone who didn't use an athame because she "didn't think we should ritualize weapons"). I personally see Frey in particular as an example of a god who doesn't actively go seeking out trouble, but if trouble comes to his doorstep, watch out! There's also that bit about how no weapons were allowed in his temples, which (historical accuracy aside) could possibly figure into a general philosophy of nonviolence.

In short, I think that some people use Heathenry as an excuse to act aggressively towards others, when I see it more as: "Don't go around attacking people when they haven't done anything to you, defending yourself against someone who is attacking you is okay." However, just a bit of a disclaimer, I think it's wise to obey the laws of the land as well, the justice system doesn't usually approve of vigilantism, but I think that's just common sense. However, I don't think that means that you need to tolerate it when people put you down for your views, for instance, don't back down in that sense. If someone offers you "violence" in the sense that their words hurt you, then I don't think you need to be a doormat about it.

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