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Only some religions are mythology
Posted 12/1/13
So, tell me, why is Æsir faith referred to as myth by those of Abrahamic faith? Are they really trying to say that their Abrahamic gods -- and I am implying that it's polytheistic because they can't even decide among themselves which image of their god is the correct one -- are somehow less probable of being myth than ours because they have a lot more people than we do who are twirling their thumbs and making this world a much worse place to live in? And if so, then aren't they the pagans whom we should convert or eradicate for the sake of what's best for humanity? I really do fail to understand why we at this day and age are still referring to those of Nordic faith, Æsir faith as it were, as pagans, and as heathens, when these terms do not only mean that we don't share the Abrahamic faith with them, or that we belong to polytheistic faith, but also that we are uncivilized immoral savages. And it seems sort of upside-down that we are the uncivilized immoral savages when we never tried to spread our faith, or convert others, or say that if you do not believe in our gods then we will cut off your head or hang you or burn you, like they did and still do. Aren't they the heathens, the pagans, the uncivilized, immoral, savages?

But let's go back to the myth- part. How come Æsir faith is based on fairytales while Christianity, Islam and Judaism is not when we have just as much proof of our gods existence?
Posted 12/1/13
I`m a Pantheist, i don`t trust Religious people and Atheist people.

Humans were mortal, this is why they don`t see Gods and they don`t believe them.
Earth is located at the 5th Dimension, Heaven is located at the highest dimension, Hell is located at the lowest dimension.

Mortal humans, Animals, Plants = 5th dimension.
Gods,Angels,Aliens = Higher Dimensions.
Demons,Mythical Creatures,Dinosaurs = Lower Dimensions.

If your an Atheist, trust your intuition.
Posted 12/1/13 , edited 12/1/13
I just want them to, either:
A. change the terms used in encyclopedias, or
B. change the definition of these terms in dictionaries.

Because as I see it, it's evident from where these terms originated and of what they are synonymous; terms that are biased in favor of Abrahamic faith; short of claiming that Abrahamic faith is much more plausible and righteous than Æsir faith, which is false, or notions at best. Or, have I - whom have spent some time researching what these terms really imply - got it wrong? But how, and where? I seek confirmation, or rebut.

What makes Æsir faith heathenism?
What makes Æsir faith paganism?
What makes Æsir faith mythology?

How does one justify that Æsir faith is heathenism, paganism and mythology, while claiming that Christianity, Islam and Judaism is not? And one might just ask atheists and agnostics the same question, or a similar one. Specifically, why are they not correcting these false interpretations of the Æsir faith, and if they are not false, then why are they not correcting the false interpretations of the Abrahamic faith?
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Posted 12/1/13
Please excuse my ignorance, but until today I assumed the Norse Religion had died out years ago. Given that most Americans have no idea what Sihkism and Jainism are, it'd be a safe assumption to say that most also don't know Æsir is still a faith practiced today. Now, I'm not saying this is a good thing, I think it's highly regrettable that people have to put up the ignorance of the masses, but that is the reality if the world we live in today.

My guess is that people call Norse Mythology Mythology is that they assume that it died out, and that nobody practices it anymore, much like Greek Mythology.
Posted 12/1/13

G0GOPANDA wrote:

Please excuse my ignorance, but until today I assumed the Norse Religion had died out years ago. Given that most Americans have no idea what Sihkism and Jainism are, it'd be a safe assumption to say that most also don't know Æsir is still a faith practiced today. Now, I'm not saying this is a good thing, I think it's highly regrettable that people have to put up the ignorance of the masses, but that is the reality if the world we live in today.

My guess is that people call Norse Mythology Mythology is that they assume that it died out, and that nobody practices it anymore, much like Greek Mythology.


And here's my problem. Just because nobody practices Zurvanism or Vedism anymore doesn't make it any more or less mythology than it were before. We refer to them as ancient religion, or now-extinct religion. We don't refer to them as mythology. Anyone is free to look that up.
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Posted 12/1/13 , edited 12/1/13

dankuuwut wrote:
So, tell me, why is Æsir faith referred to as myth by those of Abrahamic faith?


Because of the same reason as they refer to all other religions as myths, I'd wager...



dankuuwut
Are they really trying to say that their Abrahamic gods -- and I am implying that it's polytheistic because they can't even decide among themselves which image of their god is the correct one


Incorrect. because even though the various sects can't agree on one interpretation of god, each sect still believe in just one. It's still monotheism.



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And if so, then aren't they the pagans whom we should convert or eradicate for the sake of what's best for humanity?

We shouldn't eradicate anyone based solely on their religious beliefs.



dankuuwut
I really do fail to understand why we at this day and age are still referring to those of Nordic faith, Æsir faith as it were, as pagans, and as heathens, when these terms do not only mean that we don't share the Abrahamic faith with them, or that we belong to polytheistic faith.


Because of ignorance, pure and simple.



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but also that we are uncivilized immoral savages.


I've never heard anyone say that. Then again, Æsir faith isn't exactly very common...





dankuuwut
And it seems sort of upside-down that we are the uncivilized immoral savages when we never tried to spread our faith, or convert others, or say that if you do not believe in our gods then we will cut off your head or hang you or burn you, like they did and still do.


Christians still do this? Where?



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Aren't they the heathens, the pagans, the uncivilized, immoral, savages?


Depends from person to person.



dankuuwut
But let's go back to the myth- part. How come Æsir faith is based on fairytales while Christianity, Islam and Judaism is not when we have just as much proof of our gods existence?

Because people are stupid.



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Because as I see it, it's evident from where these terms originated and of what they are synonymous; terms that are biased in favor of Abrahamic faith.


No. The terms still mean what they mean. How people USE the terms is a different thing entirely.




dankuuwut
What makes Æsir faith heathenism?
What makes Æsir faith paganism?
What makes Æsir faith mythology?


According to freedictionary:
Heathenism -- "One who adheres to the religion of a people or nation that does not acknowledge the God of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam". or "An adherent of a Neopagan religion that seeks to revive the religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Germanic peoples".
That isn't a derogitory term in itself. In fact, most heathens wear that title with pride. You should too. It's only an insult if you let it offend you.

Paganism -- "An adherent of a polytheistic religion in antiquity, especially when viewed in contrast to an adherent of a monotheistic religion".
Seems like a rather accurate description of Æsir faith to me.

Mytholody -- "A body or collection of myths belonging to a people and addressing their origin, history, deities, ancestors, and heroes".
Once again -- an accurate description.





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How does one justify that Æsir faith is heathenism, paganism and mythology, while claiming that Christianity, Islam and Judaism is not?


Blind, unquestioning belief. It's kind of the trademark of monotheists.




dankuuwut
And one might just ask atheists and agnostics the same question, or a similar one. Specifically, why are they not correcting these false interpretations of the Æsir faith, and if they are not false, then why are they not correcting the false interpretations of the Abrahamic faith?

But we ARE correcting the false interpretations of abrahamic faiths.
There's a BUTTLOAD of anti-monotheistic reading and videos out there. Religious criticism is at an all time high.





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And here's my problem. Just because nobody practices Zurvanism or Vedism anymore doesn't make it any more or less mythology than it were before. We refer to them as ancient religion, or now-extinct religion. We don't refer to them as mythology. Anyone is free to look that up.

Actually, it DOES make them myths. I refer to the definition up there.
And we DO refer to them as myths. I have never met a single individual that does not refer to these ancient religions as "myths". It's totally common practice.
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Posted 12/1/13

Zeta-Nu wrote
Mortal humans, Animals, Plants = 5th dimension.
Demons,Mythical Creatures,Dinosaurs = Lower Dimensions.


Uhm... What?
Posted 12/1/13 , edited 12/1/13

Syndicaidramon wrote:


Zeta-Nu wrote
Mortal humans, Animals, Plants = 5th dimension.
Demons,Mythical Creatures,Dinosaurs = Lower Dimensions.


Uhm... What?


Dimension is not a Fantasy World, it is a location of different world where Humans can`t see.

9th Dimension = God`s Home
8th Dimension = Paradise (the new Garden of Eden)
7th Dimension = Heaven
6th Dimension = Space
5th Dimension = It`s right here on Earth
4th Dimension = Inner Earth/Hollow Earth
3rd Dimension = Hell
2nd Dimension = Earth`s Core
1st Dimension = The Abyss (Lucifer`s Throne)

If you didn`t understand, then go to this webpage and ask him some questions.
https://www.facebook.com/Trimurti66X1

i better go, bye.
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Posted 12/1/13

Zeta-Nu wrote:


Syndicaidramon wrote:


Zeta-Nu wrote
Mortal humans, Animals, Plants = 5th dimension.
Demons,Mythical Creatures,Dinosaurs = Lower Dimensions.


Uhm... What?


Dimension is not a Fantasy World, it is a location of different world where Humans can`t see.

9th Dimension = God`s Home
8th Dimension = Paradise (the new Garden of Eden)
7th Dimension = Heaven
6th Dimension = Space
5th Dimension = It`s right here on Earth
4th Dimension = Inner Earth/Hollow Earth
3rd Dimension = Hell
2nd Dimension = Earth`s Core
1st Dimension = The Abyss (Lucifer`s Throne)

If you didn`t understand, then go to this webpage and ask him some questions.

i better go, bye.


What.

Posted 12/1/13 , edited 12/1/13
I think he's talking about multiverses. I read somewhere that we may be in one of the the lower universes of many others with different laws of physics and some we might be able to detect moving in and out of ours

umm... bareeeee interesting.
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Posted 12/1/13 , edited 12/1/13

Zeta-Nu wrote:


Syndicaidramon wrote:


Zeta-Nu wrote
Mortal humans, Animals, Plants = 5th dimension.
Demons,Mythical Creatures,Dinosaurs = Lower Dimensions.


Uhm... What?


Dimension is not a Fantasy World, it is a location of different world where Humans can`t see.

9th Dimension = God`s Home
8th Dimension = Paradise (the new Garden of Eden)
7th Dimension = Heaven
6th Dimension = Space
5th Dimension = It`s right here on Earth
4th Dimension = Inner Earth/Hollow Earth
3rd Dimension = Hell
2nd Dimension = Earth`s Core
1st Dimension = The Abyss (Lucifer`s Throne)

If you didn`t understand, then go to this webpage and ask him some questions.
https://www.facebook.com/Trimurti66X1

i better go, bye.


But we CAN see space. We CAN see the inner earth. We just have to look at it/dig there/travel there. That's not dimensions, that's merely different locations in the same physical dimension.
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Posted 12/14/13 , edited 12/15/13
I had a cultural anthropology professor that use to say that the word "mythology "was just a term used by people to denote a belief system they didn't believe in.It therefore represented an example of being '"culture bound" by those that employed it. Well, it sure did in his class.
Posted 12/15/13
Who's excluding who?
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Posted 12/19/13

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All of mythology is based on truth.


In what sense?
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Posted 12/22/13
All religions are myths. We're just rogue conglomerates of matter flying around on a chunk of matter in the middle of matter.
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