We are still here. Our Gods are still honored.

This is a very good article on the desecration of Thor’s sacred Tree by Boniface.

This man was a piece of shit. He did his desecration backed by the military forces of Charles Martel (I believe it was Martel.). In case you’ve always wondered why the Heathens didn’t fight him — the asshole had an army present and protecting him. There is a similar story of St. Martin of Tours. Both accounts read as though the “saint” were alone when they destroyed the shrines. No one mentions the armed, Christian military force also present. 

Now hagiography is not history but i think sometimes we have to look at these depredations – religious and cultural genocide– as an accurate portrayal of how our polytheistic ancestors were reduced to a subaltern people and then their religious traditions erased: at the end of an ax blade and a bible.

I’d like to see that statue that marks the spot where Boniface acted put to the ax. and in general, it’s about time we polytheists were the ones bearing the axes in defense of our traditions because while there are good Christians who would be horrified by such actions as Boniface represents, there are also those like the evangelicals in Brasil, who are murdering pious priests and practitioners of Candomble when the latter won’t desecrate their shrines. Monotheistic barbarism continues.

And this type of desecration of sacred places, what monotheism did in its spread across europe was religious and cultural genocide. It starts with trees and ends with people as any study of Charlemagne’s war on the Saxons shows.

Don’t think this is one bit different from what the Taliban did to those Buddhist statues. It’s the same psychopathic impulse embedded in monotheism. Monotheism isn’t just the belief in one deity, it’s the eradication of all others.

 Christians, Jews, and Muslims should absolutely have clean space to practice their religions to the best of their ability. Everyone should love and honor their Gods as best as they possibly can; however, the moment they start encroaching into polytheistic spaces, we need to rise up in defense of our Gods, traditions, and ancestors with pen, paintbrush,  or ax, if the situation requires. Because now, as in the time of Boniface, shrines are being desecrated and polytheists are dying.  

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on January 20, 2020, in Hindu things, Interfaith, Lived Polytheism, Misc., Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Pagans converted because their wives and children were held hostage at the point of blades. They converted because they were slaughtered en masse. They converted because they weren’t given a choice. Christianity allied with empire did the job viciously and without mercy. Scholars like Hutton are off their gourd (and what’s more writing the way collaborators would) when they say anything else, you know, things like ‘pagans converted because Christianity met their needs.’ yeah. their need not to see their families slaughtered.

    Despite all of that, the Gods continued to be venerated, even if reduced to the leve of folk superstitions. Our Gods remained with us. They followed us into ideological darkness. They followed into slavery. They followed. Even when we forgot Them, They were there. THAT is the part of the story we need to remember.

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  2. Monotheism is a disease of the soul, and even the kindest, most open minded Monotheist who finds the idea of forced conversion ghastly is still a carrier for spiritual plague. I have friends and family who are Monotheists who I love dearly, but I never let myself forget that they are infected and see the spread of their infection as both good and necessary. As decent moral people we should respond to kindness with kindness, but we should also never forget that at its core, Monotheism desires death to all other religions.

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  3. It really irks me when Conservatives claim that Christianity is the “only moral good” when talking about persevering Western Civilization from SJW’s Antifa, and Atheist Communism. Nobody realizes that Christianity’s tactics were (and in some cases still are) like SJW’s at best and very much like Muslim Terrorists at worst. I wish to hell I had some kind of paper(s) that I could shove in their smug faces for “proof” that Christianity is just as evil as the “Evil” they fight against.

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