Resist

It’s really interesting to me that the majority of the people crying “fascist!” at everyone in the community with whom they disagree (and they’re doing it to people on the left and the right, mind you) are…atheists. They are people who have forced their way into polytheistic traditions, who may have once believed in and venerated the Gods, but are now atheists who refuse to leave our traditions alone, who are working from the inside to destroy them. They are randomly attacking teachers, elders, clergy, devotees who have faith, piety, and devotion…perhaps because they themselves have none. Guess their progressive politics don’t elevate their souls quite as much as they thought. *sarcasm*

How much weight should we be expected to give the words of the godless? Exactly why are we letting those without belief dictate the future of our traditions? Resist.

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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 December 13, 2021, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. I’m assuming this in regards to Edward Butler having his forward removed because some people accused his site Indica of supporting fascists. Absolutely ridiculous. This has long gotten out of hand. Edward Butler is as much of a fascist as I am Daffy Duck.

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  2. Atheists do not have a place in our communities. None. Full stop, no exceptions. If they want to play at being a Viking without believing in our Gods, they should join the SCA. If they appreciate and agree with the morals of pre-Christian Scandinavian peoples (or the Classical world, or Egypt, or wherever) and want to live according to them, then they should do so in their own communities. There are plenty of places for Atheists to enjoy and appreciate the various pre-Christian cultures of the world. There is no need for them to invade our spaces when they have their own.

    Most of the policies I support are considered pretty progressive or Left leaning. Protecting the environment, safe and legal abortions, LGBT+ rights, and so on. As a, for lack of a better term, “Left leaning person” I find the constant crying of fascism at people for imaginary reasons deeply alarming. It muddies the waters in a way that only helps actual fascists. The shaven headed morons waving Nazis flags love hearing progressives scream fascist more than anyone else. When everyone is a fascist, no one is a fascist, and the actual bigots can operate with impunity.

    But of course saying that probably makes me a fascist, lol.

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    • I agree with every word you wrote. Every single word. Atheists and Anti-theists have no place in our communities. I”m fine with someone being an atheist. rock on. It can be a useful perspective. But not in our religious communities. They have their own sandboxes.

      As to use of the word ‘fascist’…this is the real problem with that: it muddles the meaning of the term so much that when the real fascists come calling they won’t be recognized. The word will have been rendered meaningless. As you said, if everyone is a fascist than no one is. And let’s not even get into how disrespectful, how fucking disrespectful it is to all those who actually died under fascism, to those who fought it in WWII, and to those of us who loved them.

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  3. I never understood why people just can’t give it up – the fascists under the bed stuff. It seems to such a waste of time. If you have a list of banned people, then who is left? Oh, it just came to me – the people who make the lists of the banned people, who want everyone else to toe the line.

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    • I go by what they themselves write and yes, in many cases there as devotion at one point. I think anti-theist would probably be a better name than atheist. either way, once that line is crossed, get the hell out.

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  4. it’s perversion, Neptunesdolphin, beyond the usual authority issues of the young. It’s outright perversion and I think the only response is to leave no place in our communities for their like. you don’t want to be pious? fine. GTFO.

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    • When I was doxxed on Tumblr by the kid that doxxed your husband, the very first screenshot they used to convince people I’m a bad person was a comment I made saying that piety is a virtue. No kidding. It was literally the sentence “Piety is a virtue.” That was honest to goodness the very first thing they posted. You would have had a conniption

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  5. They’re not broken, Marcus. they’re consciously and willfully corrupted. The solution is humility before the Gods and that’s a fucking choice.

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    • There have been discussions on John Michael Greer’s Magic Monday blog on Dreamwidth about this. People have being speculating if these folks are being corrupted by demons either willingly or through arrogance. It seems that with all the cursing that people have being indulging in and the lack of concern about miasma, that demons have moved in.

      Now it is an active effort against piety and the idea of ritual purity. What I have seen in the netherworld of these folk’s blogs is an arrogance and hubris of themselves couched in victimhood. Ripe for demons.

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  6. To say someone is broken is to say they bear no responsibility for why they are in the state that they are in. that’s not the case with 99.9% of these fools. It’s a conscious choice. in fact, what we’re seeing is the result of numerous choices. all bad.

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    • I guess what I mean is that the society they live in certainly isn’t scaffolding good decisions. Sure, that’s not an excuse. I didn’t have any scaffolding either. My own parents are ardent non-practicing Catholics. As in, they ardently believe that they shouldn’t practice their Catholic faith (think about that for a few seconds). And yet I find myself aligning with what you teach. So clearly it’s not a one to one correlation. But I do have to say that a lot of the choices these people are making stem from the diseased culture we live in. No one exists in a vacuum. If we built a better society and maintained it then we wouldn’t have these problems, you know?

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