Friday, July 18, 2008

God Bless! Hail Odin!

I am an Heathen. And that means that I have a whole pantheon full of Gods and Goddesses. I will write more about that at a later stage.

One of my pet peeves is the repeated blessings that I receive from good meaning people in the form of "God Bless". I know they mean well, but sometimes, it irritates the hel(l) out of me. And it irritates me so much not for the fact that they bless me, what bad can that do, but for the fact that they would be hell bend if I would reply back with: "Hail Odin", which would be the appropriate response for me. And believe me, I have done this in discussions with an Evangelical Christians, and they were often very offended.

For me, this has everything to do with tolerance, or intolerance to be more precise. Why is it okay to say "God Bless" to someone and be offended if they reply in kind with their own deity of choice? To me, this is a situation of different standards. One for Christians and one for everybody else. It has to change.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Eric S said...

Look Odin is a direct ancestor of my. And that whole descended from the god's thing is nice but really, he was just a man. That is not so credibly said about Jesus.

Unknown said...

if you were really a follower of Asatro you wouldn't give 2 shit about offending christians ;) you would smash em fookers in the face with a a battleaxe!

Siglind said...

Sweety, I suggest you do a anger management course. You might be able to reconcile with Jaweh in due time. Real Heathens do not have to punch other people because they are secure in their faith. My experience is that those who have anger issues generally just try to be non-Christian... And that just takes time before the anger goes away and you reconcile. So, good bye, good riddance....