I thought this was a very good blog post.
I don’t feel like I fit in within Heathenry, since so many Heathens dismiss UPG and God-touched people out of hand.
Since I’m a member of the Norwegian Forn Sed (Forn Sidr), I call myself a Forn Sidr Pagan, or just an Old Norse Faith Pagan.
This (long) post has been a long time coming. I’ve referenced my feelings about personal background and development in some other articles and have been spending a lot of time trying to explore myself in relation to the modern Pagan movement and Heathenry. Although the title was inspired by Bertrand Russel’s piece “Why I am Not A Christian” I won’t, as he does, seek to deconstruct the idea of a particular deity. I will, as he does, explain why the values expressed in the religion in question do not fit mine, and why that leaves me in a difficult place.
Let me begin by explaining that I’ve had a love for the Aesir and Vanir since childhood. I first read of them in children’s fiction when I was four or five and rapidly advanced to reading more adult storybooks about them. Later on I discovered source material like the Eddas…
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