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25 May 2006

What I Am.

I AM:

A worshipper of the gods of my paternal ancestors, the Aesir and the Vanir.

I AM NOT:

A racist.

I DO:

Make offerings to my deities, seek their aid and guidance, and do my best to honor my ancestors and my descendants by doing good things in this life.

I DO NOT:

Perform a "Black Mass", sacrifice animals, give a stiff-arm salute, or dress up like somebody out of Lord Of The Rings.

I AM:

Respectful of others' belief systems, even if I dislike what some of their adherents do to/say about folks like me.

I AM NOT:

A follower of a deluded, megalomaniacal, and honorless (not to mention dead) Austrian housepainter.

I LIVE:

With honor.
In frith.
Boldly.

I BELIEVE:

That the Aesir and Vanir dwell yet in the Nine Worlds.

That my faith is my faith, and I have no right to force it on anyone who doesn't share it.

In the virtues of Courage, Truth, Honor, Fidelity, Discipline, Hospitality, Industriousness, Self-reliance, and Perseverance.

In doing what is right, rather than what is "right now".

That what we do in this life affects those who come after us, and that I am charged with living a life that my descendants would be proud of talking about.

That all are worthy of respect, even when they refuse to give respect to me.

I WILL:

Defend my kin and others, just as Thor defends the whole of Midgard.
Live a life of honor and worth, so that those who come after me will not be ashamed.
Speak the truth, even though it may currently be out of fashion.

WHAT I AM:

Is Asatruar--and I'm damn proud of it.

2 comments:

brainwise said...

I am late in coming to this entry. But I am glad I finally saw it. Well said, well intentioned, well done!

Bernulf said...

I really, really enjoyed this declaration of yours - it's the first time I've ever encountered something like this, and I think it's just awesome!

Consider your blog, and this post, officially linked, and all the horrors that entails ;)