Opposers to Asatru



 


We strongly oppose satanic and universalistic interpretations of the Norse-Germanic spiritual traditions as well as those who attempt to discriminate on gender-based grounds. It is an unfortunate necessity that requires this page, but due to a great amount of deliberate mis-information from Satanist, Christian, Wiccan, and Universalist Asatru websites that have a relatively high profile on the internet, we feel this disclaimer must be placed on our website. The sites to which are referred to claim to be Asatru or Norse Heathen while promoting Asatru as a variant of Satanism, or a universal religion of which anyone of any ethnic background could ascribe to. But in actual fact, the practice of the native Germanic traditions has nothing to do with spiritual universalism or Satanism.

Asatru is based on freedom, honesty, fidelity and respect for nature, and all life therein. The main principle of the heathen custom is that every human being is responsible for themselves and their own actions. As devoted Heathens we actively promote religious freedom and open communication. We strive, through education and by living example, to restore our ancient religion to its rightful place among the world’s faiths, and to reveal and refute, whenever possible, misrepresentations and propaganda against our beliefs and our ancestral Gods.

In addition, there are a few people of other faiths who promote hatred of us because we are Heathen. Heathens and Pagans the world over continue to suffer prejudicial treatment because of our religion. To this day, many of those who practice their native ethnic religion must continually strive to overcome two thousand years of oppression by fundamentalist religious zealots, who from the beginning of the organized Christian church systematically attempted to eradicate all Heathen religions from the face of the Earth. So it is clear that many misconceptions about our faith and ways have been circulated by religious fundamentalists, and it is largely due to this anti-heathen propaganda that false conceptions of Heathenism have arisen.


587CE- Missionaries start converting the Visigoths in Spain to Christianity.

589CE – Lombard King and Queen begin their conversion to Christianity, shortly thereafter they impose Christianity upon their kingdom, and the population within it, and became the official and supreme religion to the exclusion of all others.

601CE – Augustine convinced the English Christian King Ethelbert to destroy the Heathen temples and idols and repress Heathen worship. Missionaries were sent to the West Saxons.

626CE – King Edwin of Northumbria and his court are converted to Christianity.

634CE – The completion of the conversion of the Kingdom of Northumbria.

635CE – Cynegils, king of Wessex, is converted to Christianity.

640CE – The newly Christianized Eorcenberth of Kent orders the destruction of temples dedicated to Odin.

653CE – The Kingdom of Essex is converted to Christianity.

654CE – Penda, the last Heathen king in Mercia, England, is killed. The Mercians were then forced into conversion to Christianity by the sordid son of Penda, prince Peada, who converted because he wished to take his daughter as his wife and his own native faith of Asatru prevented it.

664CE – The Synod of Whitby determines the correct manner in which the date of the newly Christianized Heathen celebration of Easter is to be calculated. Its date is henceforth moved to be in line with the Jewish passover.

686CE – Wessex England, the last true Heathen kingdom in England, is finally converted to Christianity.

690CE – Willibrord, the first major Anglo-Saxon missionary to try to sell Christianity on the shores of Germania, arrives in Frisia. Willibrord tried to erase all signs of Heathendom. He destroyed many heathen temples and sacred forests.

695CE – Willibrord was rewarded for his deeds and appointed bishop of Utrecht. He ordered a cathedral to be built there, and restored a destroyed Frankish church. In 714, the Frisian king Radboud and his armies drove away the Christian intruders, but Willibrord managed to escape, although his churches were burnt and his priest were killed. The newly liberated Frisians again worshipped their ancient Gods, and rebuilt their Heathen temples.

715CE – Benedictine monk Winfrith (the future St. Boniface) begins his missionary work in Germany. St. Boniface believed that converting the Heathen people couldn’t be done by merely an unending power of faith and convincing, but faith had to be imposed and maintained by the force and power of the state.At Eschwege, he is said to have destroyed a statue of the Gods. Boniface then had to return to Hessia to repair the losses which occurred during his absence, many having drifted back to their native religion.

719CE – St. Boniface toured Bavaria, Alamannia, and Thuringia. He found that the population had reverted to their native Heathen religion of Asatru. Duke Gotzbert, and some years later his son, Hethan II, had been martyred on account of their injudicious zeal in trying to spread Christianity.

725CE – St. Bonface desecrates and cuts down the ancient Donar (Thor) Oak Tree near Fitzlar, Hesse. Subsequently the Pope appoints St. Boniface the metropolitan of Germany for his “good” work in spreading Christianity.

746CE – The Christian Frankish Duke Karlmann murdered thousands of Heathen Alamannic Germans in what became known as the “Blood bath of Cannstadt.”

750CE – The Saxons avenged themselves upon their Christian aggressors by invading France and sacking 30 monasteries.

772CE – Charlemagne begins his 30 year genocidal war against the Heathen Germans to convert them to Christianity. He destroys their sacred temples, holy groves, and cuts down the sacred tree Irminsul. (Charles earned his honourific title of “The Great” – le mange – from Christian historians for spreading Christianity by force, brutality and murder). Charlemagne imposed a tithe on all Christians in his kingdom to further support the spread of Christianity by militaristic means.

774CE – Charlemagne annexes the Lombard kingdom, expanding his territories by force in the name of the Church.

777CE – Widukind, the duke of Saxony and the chief antagonist of Charlemagne during the Saxon Wars, is forced to flee north to his wife’s relatives in Denmark. Thus, by this date, the Danes had become fully aware of the threat of Charlemagne and Christianity. When Charlemagne went to Spain in 778, Widukind returned and revived the rebellion, and the Saxons raided Frankish regions.

785/6 CE – The Saxon Duke Widukind is subdued by Christian invaders. In order to preserve his Folk from further genocide he submitted to a nominal baptism at Charlemagne’s hands. Immediately afterwards, the VIKING RAIDS begin in 787, with the Norse raid on the monastery on Portland in Dorset (Southern England). (*Archaeology and Dendro-chronology prove that by this time, the Danish kingdom had already constructed the earliest layers of the great wall of Denmark the “Danevirke” or “Dane’s Work” — to guard against Frankish Christian encroachment.)

782CE – Charlemagne has 4500 Heathen Saxon German nobles executed at Verden, for the crime of not converting to Christ.

804CE – Charlemagne wages his last war against the last remaining Heathen Saxons. He succeeds in conquering them and forcing them to nominally accept Christianity under pain of death, and thus extends his empire to the Elbe.

829CE – Christian missionaries arrive in Sweden. They are met with a lot of opposition from the Heathen Vikings and the Sami who did not wish to convert to Christ.

870CE – Harold the Fair-haired conquers Norway in the name of Christ with fire and sword, and gets his nickname because of a vow he made not to cut his hair until he had killed, or driven out every heathen in Norway.

870CE – Iceland is colonized primarily by heathen Norwegian refugees that were being persecuted and killed by the newly converted Christian King Harold. Olaf Tryggvason later sends Christian missionaries to Iceland to convert and baptize a number of influential men, but they had to leave in a hurry after the missionaries killed several men for slandering their Christian God. Olaf threatened to maim or kill all Icelanders in his realm when he heard how much resistance there was to Christianity.


882CE
– Ludvig III, the King of both West-Frankish and East-Frankish kingdoms, dies in his religious wars against the Heathens from the north.

964CE – King Harold of Denmark is baptized at Mainz, Germany. He then returns to his country with missionary monk Ansgar to spread and enforce Christianity upon his own people.

993CE – Olaf Tryggvason becomes first Christian king of Norway. Undeterred by the obstinate resistance of the people, Olaf forces Christianity upon his people by threats, murder, and torture…. including having members of the Heathen priesthood tied up and left on a shallow rocky reef at flood tide, a long and terrible wait for death.

994CE – Olaf Skotkonung, king of Sweden accepts Christianity and declares it to be Swedens’ official religion, with no other religions allowed. The people who refuse to convert to Christ are removed from their land, beaten and/or killed. Heathen temples are destroyed and Christian churches built in their place.

1000CE – Iceland decrees by law that Christianity will be the official religion of the island. Although Heathenism is still allowed, it can only be practised in private as public displays of the old faith are made illegal and punishable by law.

1012CE – First persecution of “Christian heretics” in Germany for deviating from the Christian Churches’ official dogma.

1018CE – Olav II Haraldsson, (St Olav) annihilated the petty kings of Southern Norway, and crushed the aristocracy to enforce the acceptance of Christianity throughout the kingdom of Norway, including the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

1100CE – Zealous Christian missionaries destroy the great Heathen temple at Old Uppsala in Sweden, replacing it with a Christian church

1100 – 1200CE – On Church orders, over 2 million German men and women in what is known today as Austria, Switzerland and Southern Germany, were mercilessly slaughtered because they would not convert to Christ.

1212CE – “The Children’s Crusade.” 50,000 German and French children are torn from their families and pressed into military service in the Middle East. Many die miserably of violence, hunger, and sickness, or are captured and sold into slavery. Few ever return home to their families.

1234CE – Over 10,000 German men, women, and children are killed at the command of the Bremen archbishop for being “heritics.”

1525CE – After almost a thousand years of Christianity first reaching England’s shores, the Bible is first translated to English by William Tyndale. Before this date, the religious authorities made it a punishable crime to translate the Latin Bible into English, because it was felt that the English people should not be able to read it for themselves.

1560CE – The Bible is first translated to German by Marten Luther, previous to this it was an illegal and punishable offence to allow the common person to read the Bible for themselves.

Why are we returning to Asatru, our native spirituality, and renouncing Christianity – which has been the dominant religion of our peoples for over one thousand years? An equally important question to answer is “Why did our ancestors leave their native religion in the first place?”… Historical evidence has shown that long ago our people were taken from their ancient spirituality through deliberate treachery, deceit, threats and violent forceful means of making the various Germanic tribes accept Christianity, they did this by:

DECEIT; Falsifying the true nature and content of the teachings of Christianity.

TREATCHERY/ CO-ERSION; Christian missionaries desacralized and demonized the Germanic deities declaring that they were really demons, witches or as in the case of Odin – Satan himself. They also further lessened their status by turning many of them into Christian saints. There was strong pressure from economic sanctions imposed by the Christian law, forbidding business transactions between Heathens and Christians, unless the Heathen would accept the Christian religion and baptism.

THEFT; Directly and purposefully stealing many Germanic Heathen holy days, traditions, symbolism, and vocabulary and converting these to have Christian meanings.

VIOLENT FORCE; Genocidal wars, murder.

While the kings and noblemen of the various Germanic tribes were the first to be converted to Christianity, it was not quite the same Christianity as was practised in Rome, nor that which is entailed in the Christian Bible. In the Germanic lands, the Christian missionaries portrayed Christ as a Germanic, spear-wielding hero. Heathen charms were converted to Christian uses. Such thoroughly Heathen ritual celebrations such as Yule-tide and Easter were forcefully converted to Christianity and given new Christian meanings. Symbel, the ritualized drinking rounds continued to be practised, with the toasts being Christianized. And the sacred feasts continued almost unchanged. Heathen temples were destroyed or converted to churches.

For the common folk, merely the names of the Gods changed. They continued to practice Heathenry in their homes, and throughout their lives. A long period of mixed faith continued long after the conversion of their tribal leaders. Heathen traditions, although not actual worship, survived in many forms right up to the present day. Ploughs which had been blessed in the fields in Heathen times were brought into the Churches to be blessed in the spring. Christian festivals were celebrated with Heathen customs such as Maypole dancing, and the dead honoured in funeral feasts as they had prior to the conversion. Even the Heathen gods were still being invoked in charms for healing as late as the 10th century on the continent and Britain. And as late as the reign of King Canute in the 11th century, laws had to be enacted against Heathen practices.

While the kings would convert their kingdoms to Christianity, very often their successors would simply covert the kingdoms back to Heathenry, and folks would lapse back to the old religion when the Church was not looking.

INTRODUCTION
Firstly, we must firmly assert that we respect the decision of all people to believe, follow and worship any religion that they see best for them and that we are not Anti-Christian in any way, nor are we trying to invalidate their right to exist as a religion. We are also firmly against the disparaging and maligning of the religious beliefs of others. Asatru is not a religion that defines itself in opposition to Christianity or any other religion. However, we are firmly against the destruction and ignorance of our native religion imposed upon us by the persecution and oppressive deceit of the invading Christian missionaries that has carried on to this day.

We are revitalizing our native indigenous religion of Asatru and as it was Christianity that had destroyed our ancient ancestral religion, culture, and traditional way of life we MUST thoroughly examine the Christian faith our ancestors were forced and coerced into accepting.  As such, we strongly assert that the Christianity that was preached by the missionaries in the 6th – 10th centuries throughout the heathen Germanic lands deliberately did NOT accurately reflect Christ’s true teachings in the Bible and we vigorously believe that had our ancestors been made aware of the true tenets of Christianity, they would have rejected it even more vehemently than they had. While Christianity could not eradicate our native religion of Asatru, it was very successful in assimilating its festivals and traditions, thereby supplanting it. The Christian missionaries were so successful in fact, that many of our people today have no idea that Christianity is not the original religion of Europe, and that it actually had to be imposed by force and deception.  In the article below we utilize some texts of the Christian bible to show that the true teachings are in direct opposition to Asatru’s ancient moral code, and value system.

In our efforts to reclaim the spiritual birthright of our people we must first reveal Christianity for the sanctimonious and contradictory teaching that it really is. We must expose its true historic origins, and analyze its duplicitous teachings and values in order to awaken our people from their slumber and hence reintroduce them with their native ancestral religion which is based on spiritual truth and the immutable laws of nature.
We feel that it is our duty to detail some of the hard and disturbing facts of this book which has become “holy” to many of our people. As we will amply demonstrate, its teachings have crippled the hearts and minds and wreaked havoc on us for far too long, shackling the minds and spirits of our people, causing the dark ages and setting back civilization and progress. One of our foremost goals is returning our folk to their native spirituality and values and to demolish and forever lay to rest some horrible Judeo-Christian spiritual concepts. We aim to return freedom to our people, namely, freedom from the fear of the Christian Hell.
Christianity has confused, crippled and divided our “native spirit”. It has changed the whole course of our history; we were conquered and brought down to our knees by false words as no empire had ever subjugated us before.
Christianity has waged a deadly war upon the higher ideals of Mankind, it has set a ban on the all the fundamental instincts of this type of humanity and have distilled the devil out of these natural instincts. Christianity has sided with everything weak, low and faulty, it has made an ideal out of the antagonism towards all the self preservatives of a strong life, and has even corrupted the reasoning of the strongest of intellects by teaching that the highest values of intelligence are sinful, misleading and full of temptation. An animal, species or individual become corrupt and decadent when it loses these very instincts, when it purposely selects and prefers that which is detrimental to it.
While few people in modern times actually take Christianity’s’ “true teachings and tenets” seriously enough to truly live by them, many would still be in agreement that at the very least our culture passively consents to and radiates Christianitys domination on the very outlook of our society. This in itself is quite a serious concession and one that has had many catastrophic events on the culture, government and our people. After all these many hundreds of years, many of our people still don’t know what the imposition of this alien creed of fear and deception has done to us, and even less does it understand what it is still doing to us today. After over a thousand years of Christianity can our people and their thinking be brought back to their sense, and their native spirituality? If we look at events in human history, and examine the sick and dying state of Christianity today, the answer is an overwhelming YES! This is one of our main battles – to open up the eyes and thus begin the process of straightening out the thinking of our people, it is a matter of persistence, organized education and dedication. Only once we have exposed the treachery, deceit and atrocities that were perpetrated upon our ancestors, can we begin in earnest to reestablish our own people’s traditional values, rich culture and heritage free from this alien creed. Asatru is based on the spiritual realities of the universe in which we find ourselves. We focus on the real problems confronting the world and seek to build a better and stronger society for the betterment of us all. We have an ancient structured ethic which is complete comprehensive and constant. Properly organized and harnessed our combined potential is without limit.

 

CHRISTIANITY PART 1
When first introducing the Christian religion to the heathen peoples of Europe, the Christian missionaries made it a strong point in converting the peoples by comparing our many ancestral gods & goddesses with their humanlike traits of passions, loves, lusts, hates, and faults with their one perfect all powerful, all knowing, all wise god who had endless amounts of love, compassion, and forgiveness for us his creations and his followers. This new concept and portrayal of a single superior God who could do anything was an amazingly strong argument in convincing some of our ancestors to convert to Christianity, who valued wisdom and strength very highly. But does this image of God as cast by these missionaries match that of what is written in the bible? Let us now examine what the Bible really tells us about the nature of their perfect God:

 

DISCORDANT GOD FROM THE DESERT:
Throughout the bible (and especially the New Testament) we are continually urged to be more perfect, more God like. We are told that our short comings and weaknesses are as numberless as the stars in the night sky, and in contrast to this we are reminded repeatedly how immanently perfect God is (See Matt 5:48, Deut 32:4…), are told that he is very loving and gracious, the very incorporation of all wisdom. He is also described as merciful, forgiving, just and that we are all equal in the eyes of God.
In church we are continually told that the Christian God created everything, he was, is, and shall always be in complete control, his power is supreme, unlimited and unchallenged. He is all-wise and never makes a mistake and he knows past, present and future. As the bible itself asserts “not a sparrow falls from the sky, nor a hair falls from your head but that God wills it” But since he is purported to be all of these things we must ask ourselves many things: Why did he create Hell before he made humankind? Did he plan from the very beginning to create billions of people so they could be sent into a fiery torture chamber where they will burn for all eternity with out mercy? Being wise and infallible he must have known what he wanted, what he was doing, and what the end result would be all along.
In the opening verse of the bible flatly states that in the beginning God created heaven and earth and everything that exists was created in six days. yet not mentioned in this is that since the creation was limited to this first week that two monstrosities were created at the same time, one is Hell, the other is the devil.
Satan is already mentioned in the third chapter of Genesis in which the story of the seduction of Adam and Eve by the serpent is told. So the very FIRST day that God had put Adam and Eve into the garden of Eden, God had already made Satan as well as Hell.
Since God is all knowing, and all powerful, perfect and never makes a mistake, then how is the Devil there in the first place to aggravate, challenge, oppose him, and thwart the holy trinity of God and his ardent will to save us all from hell? How come the devil seems to be winning? Why is the Christian God so tolerant of Satan? After all, how could the devil stay alive with the ability to operate at all without Gods collaboration and blessings? If the devil is the root of all evil in this world and the next, why was he created in the first place? Did God make a mistake? And if so why doesn’t he simply destroy the devil and fix the problem? After all he is all powerful so it shouldn’t really be a problem. He certainly didn’t hesitate to drown all of humanity (with the exception of Noah and his family) in the Great Flood, so then why doesn’t he eliminate the source of the problem and eliminate Satan? If we look in the book of Job in the Old testament an extraordinarily curious story presents itself that helps to clarify this special relationship between God and Satan: JOB 1:6 “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to be present before the lord and Satan was among them” From this we can see that God had many sons, and that Satan and Jesus were just two of them.
We wonder that if God is so anxious to save us all then why is he so obscure, so shy, so terribly confusing about the issues? There are over 17 different versions of the bible all being circulated as “the true religion”. If the issue is really more important than life itself then why doesn’t the Christian god make everything crystal clear before sending billions of his “beloved” into the fiery furnace forever? Why doesn’t he make a personal appearance once in awhile? This would certainly be more convincing than the confusing, contradictory claims of the bible. In the Old Testament he used to hop back and forth between heaven and earth on a regularly frequent basis and had time for such nonsense as wrestling with Jacob all night (Genesis 32:21-32), so since all of our souls are on the line, why wont he make a personal appearance in the world today?
For what reasons would a good, kind and loving God heap such vengeance upon us by tossing us into Hell for ALL TIME? The reasons are almost endless: perhaps someone was thirsty and you didn’t give them a drink at the right time, perhaps you were born into another religion and never really heard of Jesus, perhaps you have taken the lords name in vain during a brief moment of anger and frustration and hence “blasphemed” ( that being a cardinal sin which is NEVER forgiven) that too would incur upon you the eternal wrath and vengeance of God. In to the fire pits of hell you go, no mercy and no reprieve. And just to top it all off the chapters that comprise the “Revelation” in the bible is evidently supposed to show what is in store for us poor mortals, and what is in store is a pretty horrible , tragic and tremendously catastrophic mess.    Revelations is full of pain suffering and agony with the constant referral to vengeance and righteousness, and while it belabors our point to go on here about all the horrors that this “loving god” has planned for us as is detailed in these 22 chapters. Please look it up for yourself if you wish to further see proof of the “good news and glad tidings” Jesus supposedly brought to us and just exactly how kind, loving, and compassionate the wrath of the Christian God really is.

 

ORIGINAL SIN:
We are told that it is through “Original Sin” we are all naturally born sinful, bad and tainted with evil. All of the instincts that Nature gave to us are evil, and therefore Jesus had to come to us to save us from our “wicked” natural desires and hence save us from going to Hell. This is what is referred to as “salvation” and “being saved by Jesus”. The origin of “Original Sin” was when Adam and Eve were talked into eating the apple from the forbidden tree by Satan who was in the form of a serpent. This concept and story is generally accepted by many Christians yet it raises many serious questions: Why did the Christian God put the tree out there in the first place, if not to entrap the poor naive couple who were only ONE day old, as simple minded as a newborn babe and had no possible way of knowing what was going on? How can Adam and Eve be blamed for this mess and all of their descendants expected to pay the penalty? Adam and Eve can’t be held responsible as they were no worse than what their “creator” had made them. They had no experience and no understanding of what was happening. If God had created the devil and Hell then why should eating an attractive fruit that would give them knowledge and enlightenment be such a heinous crime that would drastically change the course of events from the very first day they were created? After all doesn’t the serpents suggestion of gaining knowledge, becoming wise and knowing the difference between good and evil make a lot more sense than just a straight directive of “not eating the fruit”? If you take away just this one single solitary element away from the whole, then ALL of Christianitys’ purpose and teachings fall into non-entity. The entirety of Christianity is dependant on this one single belief of “Original sin” and this is the ONLY reason that we supposedly need to be saved! The obvious conclusion to all the above is that it was a rigged deal from beginning to end, designed and created by the all loving god to send the vast majority of humans to Hell for them to suffer in agony in eternal in fire. This is a great miscarriage of justice to punish all succeeding generations, literally billions and billions of us for the simple act of Eve eating the forbidden fruit, Especially when you consider they were conned into it by the very persuasive Serpent with the apparent collaboration of the Christian God.

 

CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE OF FEAR:
The concepts of heaven and Hell were already introduced in the Old Testament, but they were of very minor importance and certainly neither were as dramatically portrayed in the spotlight as they are in the New Testament. But having firmly established the new concepts and importance of Heaven and Hell ( especially Hell ) the “new teachings” of Christ set a high premium on faith – that is “the belief in that which you cannot see nor prove”. Simply put this means “believe what we tell you to believe, although we don’t have a single shred of evidence to offer and no matter how ridiculous and contradictory our teachings are, or you will go to hell forever!”
Hell is of such an overwhelming magnitude in the Christian religion and it is used into clubbing its victims into panic and submission for the Church. We are told that the horrible pain of Hell is relentless, it is excruciating. you cannot rest or sleep, you cannot even faint or pass out, there are no sedatives or painkillers. You cannot die there is no relief, there is no way out, there is no reprieve, no forgiveness, no pity. The pain is intense, it is all over, it is endless and forever. Can you truly imagine such a horrible concept? Can you possibly conjure up anything more horrendous? Only the most depraved mind filled with hatred and viciousness could dredge up such a beastly idea from the lowest depths of inhuman depravity. The concept of “salvation’ is this: if you don’t become saved then you will go to hell and burn forever and ever. By using these psychological weapons like the stick and carrot method to the ultimate extremes the human imagination could conceive, they deceived, bludgeoned and bullied our ancient ancestors into fearfully accepting the new faith of Christ. In sharp contrast to Hell was Heaven, dreamed up as the very epitome of bliss, happiness and peace by the medieval Christian church, yet strangely the Christian heaven is only described once in the Bible: Matt.13:31-32 – “The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof”.
There are certain natural healthy human emotions that stir mankind into action, amongst them are Love, Hate, and Anger. Conversely there are certain natural emotions that paralyze and incapacitate, foremost amongst these is Fear, Panic and Confusion. The founders and missionaries of Christianity deliberately utilized these treacherous weapons to the hilt, capitalized on these human frailties and used it as a powerful weapon to intimidate, to paralyze and to whip their victims in line and thereby enslave them. These teachings have inflicted untold mental anguish onto billions of victims by spreading its horrible concept of a monstrous Hell and its eternal torture. These fears are real to the uninformed and the gullible. This psychological technique is exactly the same as how some parents deal with innocent little children: when a child comes into this world their minds are as blank as a piece of white paper. At first the child is extremely naive, and impressionable. The child has implicit faith in its parents. If a parent tells a child stories of Santa Claus, shows pictures of Santa then the child believes in the actual existence of Santa Claus. To the child the concept is as real as reality itself. If the child is told about an evil bogey man, he will believe that too. If the bogey man is used to frighten a child and told the bogey man will get them if they don’t behave, then the cruel deception can be used as a psychological club to keep the child in line. To the child the concept is real, and the fear is real, because the child is easily deceived as they have yet to develop the mental capacity to discern reality from fantasy. And so it is with the concept of the ultimate Bogey man and his gruesome land of Hell,
Unfortunately, people do not stop being gullible when the become adults. Millions of adults are more gullible and superstitious than little children. Although they may be adults, the concept of Hell has so thoroughly been ingrained into the heads of these Christian victims from early childhood, that to them the concept is more real than reality itself and much more frightening. Many Christians are so thoroughly indoctrinated that they don’t even stop to question and analyze the true origins or meanings of their beliefs! Their minds are now like concrete – all mixed up and hard set. As they succumb to the fear and panic from even contemplating such a horrible fate that is supposedly in store for them that they become docile victims, ready to believe anything, do anything, at the command of their spiritual superiors in the religious hierarchy. It is this deliberate fear and panic that has worked wonders on its gullible victims and is the essential root and foundation upon which Christianity has been able to build itself a vast, rich and powerful empire. All this fear has had a very neutralizing and disastrous effect on the deceived and deluded. Mankind was thus hypnotized and paralyzed into inaction, waiting for the return of Christ. And after more than 2000 years the believers are still waiting, nature goes on as it has in the millions of years preceding and as it will in the millions of years to come. After 100 generations they are still holding the bag, worried, paralyzed, waiting…
Fears can be real or they can be imaginary, A real fear is one based on a genuine and imminent threat of danger (a criminal breaking in to your house with a gun for example) a fear based on something that no one has ever seen felt, or smelled and as such originates in such a contradictory book as the Christian bible is a fear based on a fantasy and is unreal. Real fears are a helpful protective device nature has built into all creatures as an aid in the constant struggle for survival. Unreal fears are a form of psychosomatic sickness that are detrimental to the physical and mental being of its victims. They do much more than unnecessarily make people sick; they warp their personalities, paralyze their activities and make them easy prey in submitting to the will of someone stronger. Thus fear can be used as a perfect tool to control another’s thoughts and actions. The majority of people’s fears are imaginary. Most are unreal and unreasonable, these are termed phobias. One of the oldest and most universal Phobias that has afflicted mankind since our earliest beginnings has been the fear of the unseen and the unknown. Into this murky picture of fears, phobias, and superstition stepped the early Christian founders and missionary to aggravate and amplify existing fears and capitalize on them to the hilt. They harnessed the full potential of all such fears and exploited them in order to enslave their converts. With their ultimate weapon of fear, they added the ultimate horror concept of all time – the Christian Hell – with its endless torturing of souls burning in a fiery pit for all eternity.
All this begs the question: Why should anyone be coerced or tricked into believing anything? If you can not be freely convinced about the situation based on the evidence presented or the lack of it, why must you be threatened with torture, vengeance, and retribution? These are the methods of Gangsters and Tyrants. ANY belief that is arrived at under false pretenses and information, threat or coercion is not a rational conviction but is instead a dishonest one. Yet throughout the bible and the history of Christianity, these means of threats, coercion, and fear is what is used to get people to follow the teachings of Christ and his father. They constantly bombard you with concepts that tell you that you are a “sinner” and have been since birth, that you have to completely remake and remodel yourself from the form in which nature created you with all its healthy needs and instincts that were implanted within you for your own self preservation since they are all bad and wrong. You have to be born again and “believe in the lord” so that he and his grace will save you from eternal damnation. The introduction of this horrible concept of Hell has wreaked havoc on our people and drastically altered the course of our once illustrious history for the worst.

 

CHRISTIAN PRIESTHOOD:
“How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us.” – Pope Leo X (1513-1521)
Hypocritically the professional preachers of Christ play their part in following the ways of Christ. In truth they neither believe in nor practice the foremost teachings of their lord as embodied in their bible. They can be categorized as the most hypocritical of all, where as they are drawing a salary and freeloading off of their flock, they would be one of the last to “sell all they have and give it to the poor”. Where as they preach it is better to give than to receive they are the first to have out their hand and persistently urge you to give, give, and give some more.
Simply by the fact that they have their churches as a place of worship is against the bible: Jesus said prayer should be a private affair devoid of public display:- Matthew 6:5-6 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room (or closet.) and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret…”

The “Salvation” that the priest keeps dangling in front of you is so ridiculous and impossible to attain that BY THIER OWN RULES not even they will qualify to be one of the very few who will gain entry into the Christian “Kingdom of Heaven”. The suppression of logic, common sense and honest questioning of their doctrines is still highly powerful today. History has more than shown us that as long as a people can be kept ignorant, confused and in fear that they can easily be enslaved and exploited by tyrants, and none so more than the religious tyrants that have continually suppressed any honest criticism or questioning of their most effective tool – their doctrine of fear. They invented the story of Hell to frighten people and thus gain control of their minds, their money, time and resources using this fear they manipulate and exploit them. This is how it has worked for almost 2000 years. The early Christian founders invented the concept of sin, for only by means of the belief in sin are they able to rule. The Priests true function is to denaturalize and thereby” sanctify”. The Christian Priest is not able to speak of the “facts” concerning what the bible really says without also falsifying them by his interpretation. He depreciates and desecrates nature and has made himself the sole means of “reconciling oneself with God” and as much as it is fundamental that one must render subordination to the priest for he alone is able to “save” your soul from an eternity in Hell.   To the Christian priest, sins, weakness and guilt are indispensable, they are his tools of his trade as only through them he is able to make his living. It is NECESSARY that people should sin. The priest is like any other professional that wants to retain his job. Through his training, he alone should know better than anyone else that there are no “Sinners”, “Salvation” nor the Christian Kingdoms of Heaven and Hell.
These priests who preach the self-conquest of the mind, body and spirit as it is advocated in the bible cannot claim to be ignorant of this. These worn out assertions are constantly being pushed by this overzealous group whose very existence depends on guilt of our innermost human nature, sin, and a fear of their Hell.

CHRISTIANITY PART 2
While the forceful, violent aspects from the Christianization of Germanic Europe is well documented, one will rarely hear of the equally insidious but lesser known tactics of treachery and deceit that were used by the early Christian missionaries in order to persuade the VERY resistant heathen Germanic population into converting to Christ.
In their efforts to gain followers the Christian missionaries made many grand and false assertions on two main points to help them attract new followers:
A) Christianity is a religion of love, peace, and tolerance.
B) There is easy access into the Christian heaven for the faithful believer.
These tactics were relatively successful in gaining voluntary converts to their new religion. Let us now examine what the bible and history have to say about these two assertions.

 

EVERY ONE IS GOING TO HELL:
Early Christian missionaries taught their potential converts that you only needed to have faith in the Christian God, then it would be simple to have “salvation” and you were virtually assured a guarantied place in heaven ( this is still preached and believed by many modern Christians across the world today) but examination of the bible tells us that not only is getting to heaven a very difficult task, it is virtually impossible! As you will soon read, the exclusions will pile up one after another until there is no doubt what the Bible is really telling us that the overwhelming vast majority of us humans are destined to go to Hell forever.
If you mention Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount” to the average Christian, they probably wont have the foggiest idea what it is all about and will most likely assume that it is a collection of beautiful and idealistic platitudes that would be nice for us all to achieve. In fact if we were to achieve any of those things that Jesus advises we would surely destroy our lives and our civilization in short order. These concepts contained within the “sermon on the mount” are the main foundation on which Christianity stands and are in complete contradiction to all the laws of nature, and the good clean healthy natural instincts that nature has imbued in all of us for our happiness, self preservation and advancement. It is in complete contradiction to all of the sensible laws that civilization has built up over many thousands of years. Furthermore it stands sharply in contrast to how the majority of self proclaimed Christians ( past and present) have lived. Most of the “Sermon on the Mount” is contained in Matthew Chapters 5, 6 and 7. But its teachings are repeated with additional similar ideas throughout the four Gospels in particular and also sprinkled throughout the rest of the New Testament.
So considering that the tenets contained within Jesus’ “Sermon On the Mount” represents one of THE main pillars of Christian values, and implicitly details the requirements for getting into heaven, let us now look at some of these ideas and see just how beautiful and idealistic they really are, and to the extent to which our heathen ancestors were truly deceived:

ON WEAKNESS AND STRENGTH:
- Matt 5:3 Christ says” blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” Matt5:5 “blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth”
Once the ideas of heaven and hell have soaked in your mind as being real then naturally you would want to be blessed in the eyes of the Christian church ( and therefore by the Christian God), to do this you must become meek (defined by the dictionary as: being weak, manifesting patience and long suffering, deficient in spirit and courage, submissive, tame) poor in spirit (which means lazy, undisciplined, dumb, and ignorant). Whereas before this would make one the village idiot he is now upgraded to become the inheritor of the Earth. The concept of voluntarily becoming submissive, week and stupid is completely against the laws of nature and in direct opposition to the dynamic ancestral spirit of Asatru. Everything in nature that is to survive and advance itself is quick, smart, strong, and bold. Whereas the week, stupid and slow fall by the wayside.
- Matt 5:25 Christ says “Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art in the way with him, lest thine adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison”. And further in Matt 5:40 Christ advise us “and if a man will sue thee at law and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also”
This tells us to let other people to take advantage of us and to let them walk all over us. In essence this says that no matter whether you are right or you are wrong, don’t put up a fight to protect your rights and property, or to uphold justice.
- Matt 5:44 Christ gives us this advice “Ye have been heard that it hath been said, thou should love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy, but I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them that despitefully use and persecute you”
The dictionary’s definition of enemy is this: “One that seeks the injury, overthrow, or failure of a person to which he is opposed; one who is injurious, harmful, deadly.” Therefore this kind of suicidal response to love and help one who is trying to do you, and those that you love harm is contrary to the laws of nature as well as an affront to common sense, and past experience.

ON SIN and GETTING INTO HEAVEN:
- Matt 5:29 and 30 Christ admonishes us to” if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out…if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off”    This means that if your eyes, hands or any other part of your body have caused you to sin, you must mutilate and destroy those offending parts of the body.
- Matt 5:39 Christ says “Resist not evil” and “turn the other cheek”
- Matt 7:21 Christ says “Not everyone that says to me, Lord, lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven. Many will say to me in that day Lord, Lord, have I not prophesied in thy name and in thy name cast out devils, and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them: I never knew you, depart from me ye that work inequity”
In other words, despite your best efforts, despite your faith and good deeds, despite your love and loyalty, Jesus says: you can go to hell
- Matt 10:37 Christ says “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: And He that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me is not worthy of me.”
- Matt 12:31 Christ says ” wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy ghost shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come”
If you have blasphemed against the Holy Ghost ( which is also God and Jesus) then you have had it with no chance of any forgiveness or the slightest chance of mercy.
- Matt 12:36 “But I say unto you, that every idle word that men speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned”
If these are the rules of the game, everybody is in great peril as any words that you say may be the ones by which you are condemned.
- Matt 16:24 Jesus said to his disciples, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it”
This means that to truly believe in Christ you must follow his way of living, deny your natural human instincts for survival and if you choose to abstain yourself from this harsh lifestyle which would surely kill you, then you are going to Hell.
- Matt 15:4 “For God commanded, saying Honour thy Mother and Father: and he that curseth father or mother, let them die the death”
Another transgression that will doom the offender to the pits of Hell.
-Luke 14:26 “If a man comes to me and hate not his Father, and Mother, and wife, and children, and brethren and sister, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple”
This means you can only have room in your Heart for Jesus, His father and the Holy ghost, if you care or love anyone else at all in the least, you are going to Hell.

ON PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY:
These teachings are designed to undermine the responsibility that one would have towards their family, or a citizen might have for their country. It tells us not to work, not to plan, not to do anything that will ensure a secure and happy existence in the future. In fact it admonishes you from so much as taking proper care of your own sustenance and care of your own body.
- Matt 5:42 Christ tells us to ” Give to him that asketh of thee and from him that would borrow of thee turn thou not away”
This bit of advice tells us that we should give away your possessions to everybody that asks anything of you, to lend money or your belongings to anyone and everyone who asks you. If this were actually put into practice as Christ demand we do if we want to get to heaven, no one would be able to continue for long.
- Matt 6:19 “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and dust dost corrupt, and where thieves break thorough and steal, but lay your treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and steal
- Matt 6:25 & 26 Christ says ” therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. He says” Behold the fowls of the air for they sow not neither do they reap nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly father feedeth them. Are ye not much better that they?”
further this in Matt 6:31 where Christ tells us ” Therefore take no thought to what we shall eat or what we shall drink for after all these things do the gentiles seek”.
- Matt 6:34 Jesus tells us to “take No thought for tomorrow, for tomorrow will take thought for the things of itself”
In the preceding pieces of advice we are told that it is completely pointless to be industrious or thrifty, and to be a constructive builder. We are urged to forget about providing for our families, planning a future or building any enterprise or constructive effort, ANYTHING that would ensure our families and our own prosperity.

ON POSSESSIONS:
Again and again we are told to get rid of all of our earthly possessions and give it all to the poor, or to sell all of our belongings and give the money to the poor. Although this in itself would make you yourself poor, we are still persuaded to give all of the hard earned possessions that you have accumulated over a lifetime. After all, he tells us if you need something from God just ask him and he will give it to you.
- Matt 7:7 Christ says “ask and it shall be granted to unto you”
- Matt 19:20 “The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?” and Jesus said unto him “If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven: come and follow me” When the young man went away sorrowful, Jesus said to his disciples ” Verily I say unto you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. Again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God”
- Matt 19:21 Jesus says ” go and sell all thou hast, and give it to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure up in heaven”.
- Matt 19:25 “When his disciples heard this, they were exceedingly amazed, saying Who then can be saved? to this Jesus said “With men this is impossible: but with God all things are possible”
- Luke 6:24 & 25 “But woe unto you that are rich! for ye shall have received consolation. Woe unto you that is full! For ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep”
The moral here is that if things in your life are going well and you are enjoying life then you must worry all the time anyway, and see nothing but gloom and doom ahead or you will burn in Hell for all eternity.

We can clearly see from this essential component & requirement for getting into the Christian heaven, exactly how the early Christian missionaries deceived our ancestors into converting to Christ by not detailing the basic tenets of their religion; Their very first targets for conversion was the very richest segments of heathen Germanic society; The Kings and nobility.

ON INTELLIGENCE:
- Matt 7:1 Christ says “Judge not that ye might not be judged”
Nature gave us all an intelligence which sets us apart from the rest of the creatures of this world. One of the finest attributes that mankind has developed over time is the use of this intelligence and sound judgment. We all use judgment thousands of times each and every day , and if we were all to suspend the use of our capacity for judgment, which we were all born with, we would in effect be abandoning our senses we need to survive, and we would in essence become a hopeless imbecile.
- Matt 18:3 Christ says” Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”    From this we are to understand that to become as humble and simpleminded as little children, we are to forget all of the experiences and judgment that we have acquired through all of our lives, or else we will not qualify to enter the gates of heaven.
- Matt 18:6 “but who so shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and that he were drowned in the depths of the sea”
If we have offended any of the followers of Christ who have become as little children( as detailed above), we then are better off if you were drowned. This too disqualifies one from reaching heaven.

ON FORGIVENESS:
Apparently these mean that no matter what one does to you, how horrible, cruel and unjust the crime that was perpetrated against you or your loved ones, you must forgive them 100% completely or you will go to hell.
- Matt 18:34 – 35 Christ says “And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to his tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my father do also unto you, if ye in your hearts forgive not every one of his brothers their trespasses”
- Mark 11:26 Christ says” but if ye do not forgive, neither will your father your trespasses”

Christianity appeals to all of the disinherited peoples, In St Paul’s words “And God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, things which are despised hath God chosen, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are: that no flesh should glory in his presence”Corinthians 1:27-29. Thus Christianity stands in opposition to all those who are noble, strong, beautiful, talented, loved… As these Christian teachings spread, the obsession with “saving souls” became the main preoccupation of many of the new converts. So instead of attempting to become better, smarter, or stronger and taking care of their duties in the here and now they became increasingly obsessed with what would happen in the here-after much to the detriment to themselves, families, and their people. The “Sermon on the Mount” attempts to destroy all reason, all human nature and the instincts – EVERYTHING that is beneficial, that promotes life, happiness, security and that has a guarantee of the future. It states that if you do not follow these rules then you are going to go to hell for all time. And by doing so it attempts to reconstruct life in such a way that it no longer has any meaning… after all, in the true Christian doctrine, only salvation is necessary and everything else is a deviation from this path.

Christianity seeks to convert every natural value into its opposite, and every honest natural impulse into a disgrace of the soul. The church fathers and priesthood had a vital interest in turning the notions “good”, “bad”, “true” and “false” upside-down as they could thereby recatagorize mankind as being sick and therefore needing their services to be “saved”. They flourish only at the cost of denying his followers of all the healthy elements of life. Christianities expedient is to make you ill, for ONLY by Christianities own self appointed and exclusive path to the “truth” can you be saved from the eternal torments of Hell. Sinners must be constantly sustained by this hope which is actually a contradiction, and which cannot ever be realized.
It is said that one cannot be truly “converted” by the merits of Christianity – they are either born into it, or they must be confused, sick or weak enough for it. Others who posses enough intellect, courage, health and contempt rightly eschew this religion that taught mankind to misunderstand our place in nature. The very word Christian is also highly misunderstood, it actually means “Christ like, to live and preach as he did”. Hence there was only one true Christian, and he purportedly died on the cross. The ONLY distinguishing trait of the Christian ethos is of the Christian mode of existence, a mindset and life style that one cannot sustain and survive for long. Whither has the last shred of decency and of self respect gone if the general populace are otherwise so unembarrassed, and thoroughly anti-Christian in deed and thought yet still declare themselves Christians and flock to communion? They speak of faith, yet act according to their instincts.

THE NEW COVENANT – SALVATION ONLY FOR THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL:
Christ, the proclaimed hero and founder of Christianity is repeatedly represented as Jewish and has a genealogy stretching all the way from Abraham through King David and Joseph.
- Matt 1:1-21 “This is the family history of Jesus Christ: He came from the family of David, and David came from the family of Abraham . Abraham was the father of Issac. Issac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers. Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah. Perez was the father of Herzon. Herzon was the father of Ram. Ram was the father of Amminadab. Amminadab was the father of Nahshon. Nahshon was the father of Salmon. Salmon was the father of Boaz. Boaz was the father of Obed. Obed was the father of Jesse. Jesse was the father of King David. King David was the father of Solomon. Solomon was the father of Rehoboam. Rehoboam was the father of Abijah. Abijah was the father of Asa. Asa was the father of Jehoshephat. Jehosephat was the father of Jehoram. Jehoram was the father of Uzziah. Uzziah was the father of Jotham. Jotham was the father of Ahaz. Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah. Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh. Manesseh was the father of Amon. Amon was the father of Josiah. Josiah was the grandfather of Jehoiachin and his brothers. After they were taken to Babylon: Jehoiachin was the father of Shealtiel. Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel. Zerubbabel was the father of Abiud. Abiud was the father of Eliakm. Eliakim was the father of Azor. Azor was the father of Zadok. Zadok was the father of Akim. Akim was the father of Eliud. Eliud was the father of Eleazar. Eleazar was the father of Matthan. Matthan was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Joseph. Joseph was the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who was called the Christ. So there were 14 generations from Abraham to David. And there were 14 generations from David until the people were taken to Babylon. And there were 14 generations from the time when the people were taken to Babylon until Jesus was born. This is how the Birth of Jesus came about: His mother Mary was engaged to marry Joseph, but before they were married, she learned that she was pregnant by the power of the holy spirit. Because Mary’s husband, Joseph was a good man he did not want to disgrace her in public, so he planned to divorce her secretly. While Joseph thought about these things an angel of the lord came to him in a dream and said “Joseph, descendant of David, don’t be afraid to take Marry as your wife, because the baby in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins”

- Matt 2:1-2 “Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in Judea during the time when Herod was king. When Jesus was born some wise men came from the East to Jerusalem and asked “Where is the baby who was born to be the King of the Jews?”. Further in Matt 2:4-6 Tell us this of Jesus’ mission on earth: “Herod called a meeting of all the leading priests and teachers of the law and asked them where the Christ would be born. They answered “In the town of Bethlehem in Judea. The prophet wrote about this in the scriptures. But you, Bethlehem in the land of Judea, are important among the tribes of Judah. A ruler will come from you who will be like a Shepard for my people of Israel
- Luke 1:68 – 77 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them. He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David, as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, that we would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us.
Thus he has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors, and has remembered his holy covenant, the oath that he swore to our ancestor Abraham, to grant us that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear,in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins.
- Luke 2:21 tells of Christ being circumcised on the eighth day as is the religious custom only of the Jewish people.
- Micah 5:3 “The Lord will give up his people until the one who is having a baby gives birth; then the rest of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. At that time the ruler of Israel will stand with the Lords strength and with the power of the name of the Lord his God. Then the Israelites will live in safety, because his greatness will reach all over the Earth. He will bring peace. Assyria will surely come into our country and walk over our large buildings. We will set up seven Shepard’s, eight leaders of our people. They will destroy the Assyrians with their swords; They will conquer the land with their swords drawn. They will rescue us from the Assyrians when they come into our land, when they tread over our borders”

In the Old and New Testament, the Bible repeatedly tells us that the Jews are the chosen people, and ONLY they shall be allowed in to heaven:
Isaiah 41: 8-15 The lord says “People of Israel, you are my servants. People of Jacob I choose you. You are from the family of my friend Abraham. I took you from places far away on the Earth and I called you from a far away country and said :You are my servants’ I have chosen you and have not turned against you. So don’t worry, because I am with you. Don’t be afraid because I am your God. I will make you strong and help you; I will support you with my right hand that saves you. All those peoples who are angry with you will be ashamed and disgraced. Those that are against you will disappear and be lost. You will look for your enemies but you will not find them. Those who fought against you will vanish completely. I am the lord your God, who holds your right hand, and I tell you ‘don’t be afraid, I will help you’ You few people of Israel who are left do not be afraid even though you are weak as a worm. I myself will help you’ Says the lord. ‘The one who helps you is the Holy One of Israel. Look, I have made you like a new threshing board with many sharp teeth. So you will walk on mountains and crush them; You will make the hills like chaff. You will throw them into the air and the winds will carry them away; a windstorm will scatter them. Then you will be happy in the Lord; You will be proud of the Holy One of Israel. The poor and needy people will look for water, but they can’t find any. Their tongues are dry with thirst. But I, the lord, will answer their prayers; I, the God of Israel, will not leave them to die.”
- Isaiah 43: 1-7 Now this is what the lord says: He created you, people of Jacob; he formed you, people of Israel. he says, ‘don’t be afraid because I have saved you. I called you by name and you are mine. When you pass through waters, I will be with you. When you cross through waters you will not drown. When you walk through fire you will not be burned, nor will the flames hurt you. This is because I, the lord, am your God, the Holy One of Israel, your savior. I gave Egypt to pay for you, and I gave Cush and Seba to make you mine. Because you are precious to me, Because I give you honour and love you, I will give other people in your place; I will give other nations to save your life. Don’t be afraid, because I am with you. I will bring your children from the East and gather you from the West. I will tell the North: give my people to me. I will tell the South: don’t keep my people in prison. Bring my sons from far away and my daughters from far away places. Bring to me all the people who are mine, whom I made for glory, whom I formed and made”
- Jeremiah 31: 31-34 “Behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that I will cut a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah, not according to the covenant that I cut with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which covenant of mine they broke, although I was a husband to them, but this shall be the covenant that I will cut with the house of Israel: After those days I will put My Law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
- Deuteronomy 5:1-22 Moses receives the 10 Commandments from the Hebrew God, Yahweh who makes it abundantly clear that these are his spiritual laws meant only for the Jewish people exclusively.
- Deuteronomy 6:2-15 Yahweh makes it clear that he is the ancestral God of the Jewish people to the exclusion of all others
- Deuteronomy 7:1-7 Yahweh says “For thou art the a holy people unto the lord God, The lord God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all other people that are upon the face of the earth” Here Yahweh makes it absolutely clear immediately following his deliverance of the 10 Commandments that these spiritual laws apply to the Jews exclusively as Immediately following this as he commands his “chosen people” to Rape, kill, and steal the land of their neighboring tribes and make slaves of any survivors.
-Deuteronomy 10:14 – 15 The lord owns the world and everything in it – the heavens, even the highest heavens are his. But the lord cared for and loved your ancestors, and chose you their descendants over all other nations, just as it is today.
-Deuteronomy 12:1-3 Yahweh says “These are the commands and laws you must carefully obey in the land the lord, God of your ancestors, is giving to you. Obey them as long as you live in this land. When you Inherit the land of these nations, you must completely destroy all the places where they serve their Gods, on high mountains and hill and under every green tree. Tear down their altars, smash their holy stone pillars, and burn their Asherah (a Canaanite Goddess) idols in the fire. Cut down their idols and cut down their names from those places.”
- In Exodus 29:45 & 46 God says “Behold I drive out before thee the Amonite, and the Canaanite, and the Hitite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. And further in verse 13:”But ye shall destroy their altars and break their images and cut down their groves” In other words: kill, ravage and destroy all other peoples to make way for Gods chosen people.
- In Ezra 9: 1-15 Ezra’s Prayer About Jewish Intermarriage with gentiles:
When these matters had been concluded, the leaders approached me with this report: “Neither the Israelite laymen nor the priests nor the Levites have kept themselves aloof from the peoples of the land and their abominations (Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians, and Amorites); for they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, and thus they have desecrated the holy race with the peoples of the land. Furthermore, the leaders and rulers have taken a leading part in this apostasy!” When I had heard this thing, I tore my cloak and my mantle, plucked hair from my head and beard, and sat there stupefied. Around me gathered all who were in dread of the sentence of the God of Israel on this apostasy of the exiles, while I remained motionless until the evening sacrifice. Then, at the time of the evening sacrifice, I rose in my wretchedness, and with cloak and mantle torn I fell on my knees, stretching out my hands to the LORD, my God. I said: “My God, I am too ashamed and confounded to raise my face to you, O my God, for our wicked deeds are heaped up above our heads and our guilt reaches up to heaven. From the time of our fathers even to this day great has been our guilt, and for our wicked deeds we have been delivered over, we and our kings and our priests, to the will of the kings of foreign lands, to the sword, to captivity, to pillage, and to disgrace, as is the case today. “And now, but a short time ago, mercy came to us from the LORD, our God, who left us a remnant and gave us a stake in his holy place; thus our God has brightened our eyes and given us relief in our servitude. For slaves we are, but in our servitude our God has not abandoned us; rather, he has turned the good will of the kings of Persia toward us. Thus he has given us new life to raise again the house of our God and restore its ruins, and has granted us a fence in Judah and Jerusalem. But now, O our God, what can we say after all this? For we have abandoned your commandments, which you gave through your servants the prophets: the land which you are entering to take as your possession is a land unclean with the filth of the peoples of the land, with the abominations with which they have filled it from one end to the other in their uncleanness. Do not, then, give your daughters to their sons in marriage, and do not take their daughters for your sons. Never promote their peace and prosperity; thus you will grow strong, enjoy the produce of the land, and leave it as an inheritance to your children forever. “After all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and our great guilt-though you, our God, have made less of our sinfulness than it deserved and have allowed us to survive as we do– shall we again violate your commandments by intermarrying with these abominable peoples? Would you not become so angered with us as to destroy us without remnant or survivor? O LORD, God of Israel, you are just; yet we have been spared, the remnant we are today. Here we are before you in our sins. Because of all this, we can no longer stand in your presence.”
In Matt 10:5 Christ commands his disciples “Go not thou in the way of the gentiles and into any other cities of the Samaritan enter ye not, but go rather into the lost sheep of the house of Israel” Here again we learn that the teachings of Jesus are for the Jewish people exclusively.
- Matt 15:22 – 26 gives us the following story ” And behold a woman of Canaan came to out of the coasts and cried unto him saying – “Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David, have merry on me! My daughter is grievously vexed with a devil and she is suffering very much” But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, “Why do you send her away, for she crieth after us?”. But Jesus answered and said “God has sent me only to the lost sheep, the people of the house of Israel” Then the woman came to Jesus again and bowed before him and said “Lord, help me!” Jesus answered “It is not right to take the children’s bread and give it to the dogs”. To understand this, we have to know who the “children” are, and who the “dogs” are. There is no argument among scholars about the meanings of these words, but they don’t like to dwell on it. The “children” are The Children Of Israel – Jews. The “dogs” are Gentiles – non-Jews. That term was used by the most racist of the Israelites
- Luke 24: 19 – 22 One of them named Cleopas, asked ” Are you the only visitor in Jerusalem who doesn’t know the things that have been happening there these last few days?” “What things? he asked. “the things that happened to Jesus of Nazareth” they answered. “this man was a prophet and was considered by God and by all people to be powerful in everything he said and did. Our chief priests and rulers handed them over to be sentenced to death and he was crucified. And we had hoped that he would be the one who would set Israel Free!
- In John 4:22 We find Jesus is speaking to the women of Samaria and says to them ” Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews” Here Jesus is spelling it out for all the Gentiles, salvation is a Jewish thing and the Gentiles that worship me as their God are so confused they don’t know what it is that they are worshiping. In this we couldn’t agree more.

He is a vindictive God who advocated to his “chosen people” the principle an “eye for an eye” and a “tooth for a tooth”   This supposedly “universal” Gods’ wild infatuation and continued exclusive privilege to salvation for only the Jewish people while everyone else is sent to burn in hell forever is nothing short of being extremely bigoted and fanatically racist.
We can see this special privileged relationship with God’s “chosen ones” in the story of the ten commandments that God gives to Moses to pass on to his people, it says “Thou shalt not kill”, but in the very next chapter the same God commands his people to “Go into Canaan and kill everybody in it”   Again with the Commandment “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife” we can see that these laws of God are to be upheld only by the Jews and only towards their own people, for while all the males were being put to the sword, the women are to be raped.
These plainly illustrate once again that he is the tribal God of only the Jewish people and these commandments are his laws for them exclusively.

As we shall see later, it is ONLY in the writings of St.Paul that the tribal God of the Jewish people becomes the universal God of all mankind.

RELIGION OF LOVE???:
Similarly the Early Christian missionaries would extol the grandeur and glory of an eternal afterlife in the Christian Heaven, The bible contains only one paragraph wherein Jesus is detailing heaven, and it describes nothing of which they preached.

The adherents to Christianity continually call their religion a religion of love, peace, kindness and tolerance. So far we have seen that the most outstanding feature characteristic with the whole of Christian teachings is the horrible psychology of fear, designed to make one ready to comply and do most anything that the “Sheppard’s” of the church would urge them to do. But the trouble is that many Christians have never taken the time to actually study the New Testament to which they claim to be so dedicated too. Some have read smatterings of it but have not put all the pieces together and come to fully comprehend what it is really saying:
- In Luke 13:51-53 Christ says “suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you Nay: but rather for division, for from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The Father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father. The Mother shall be against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother, the mothers-in-laws against her daughter-in-law, and the daughter-in-law against the mother-in-law”
- Matt 10:21 Jesus openly predicts the divisive effect that his religious teachings will have on mankind and says “And the brother shall deliver up his brother to death, and the father the child: and the children will rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my names sake”
- In Matt 10:34 Jesus says “Think not that I am come to send peace on Earth. I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance with his father, the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a mans foes shall be of his own household”
If you look at the history of all the wars that were fought in the name of the Christian God we see that this is exactly what happened time after time again, with countries being laid waste, families turning against one another, homes destroyed and literally hundreds of millions of lives lost as a result of slight differences in Christian theology, and Christians forcing their religion on to other people who do not want it.
- In Matt 12:25 Jesus really spells out what he intends: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought into desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand”
From these teachings we can see that he did not come to unite but to divide, and divide he did.  As these teachings spread throughout the lands the more the process of dissolution and the ferment of disintegration set in. As these teachings spread it set mankind against his inner-most nature, they became increasingly confused, confounded and divided, Through the fear of Hell, they began to forsake the good judgment that they had built up over many millennia and they abandoned their good instincts, their cohesive family units became undermined and they lost much of their responsibility to their families, tribes and people.
We are continuously told that Jesus came to earth to bring us the “good news” and “glad tidings” which is supposedly to bring us “peace on earth” and “good will to men”. On the contrary it is the teaching and philosophy of gloom and doom, and if taken seriously enough by its followers it will surely destroy them. The supposed “good news” that Jesus brought to us is that there is an everlasting hell to which virtually ALL of humanity will be relegated, and even if you should escape it, most if not all of your relatives will surely end up in Hell. As a psychological weapon, fear – the monstrous fear of Hell – is by far the most powerful. Christianity introduced into the minds of hundreds of Millions of people from their earliest tender childhood, the most vicious and hideous concept that was ever invented by the mind of man. There is no more deprived and hateful idea than sending people into confinement, to have them burn for all eternity without any chance of mercy and reprieve. No where else in the history of ALL human religions has a more fearful and atrocious concept been dreamed up and promoted as the Christian idea of Hell.

Just as Christianity utilizes fear as a powerful psychological tool so you will submit to their authority, they also use LOVE to blind you of clear thinking, for love is the state in which mankind views reality most differently from what it really is. The whole force of illusion reaches its zenith here, and is at its most powerful. When a person is in love they will endure more than they would at any other time, and will voluntarily submit themselves to much more hardship. Through this hazy state of mind the worst in life is more easily tolerated, and to some it is no longer seen. Thus blinded by “the authority” of the church, the teachings of the bible and by the idea of the Christian God’s eternal love towards them, the disciple pays no attention to the weaknesses of its teaching. For only when mankind knows very well the strengths and weaknesses of his faith will it have any true depth of meaning and power.
While continually and contradictorily calling itself a religion of love, tolerance and kindness, Christianity has repeatedly used the most brutal means of both mental and physical torture to those who oppose it, conducting mass murders, usually with the approval of, if not the specific direction of the highest church authorities to bludgeon its way into power, both physically, economically and politically.
Let us look at how they were since the inception of the Christian church. There is NO other religion in the history of the world that has inflicted more anguish, suffering and confusion. So in sharp contrast to its image of being about love compassion, and tolerance, the methods the church and its followers used to convert our heathen ancestors included executions and many varied instruments of torture such as the breaking of bones and tearing the flesh off of living human beings, burning at the stake, thumbscrews, the rack, pouring molten metal down one’s throat or through one’s ear, branding irons, red hot metal boots. Some of These methods being used as recently as the 19th century. The perpetrators of these methods were “civilized” men who’s hearts and minds had been infused with the loving creed of Christ. The victims of these tortures were not only their enemies whose single offense was to cling to their native spiritual beliefs, but as well as their own Christian brothers who even so much as slightly varied from those of the “official” dogma of the Church.
All the main tenets of the Christian church have been revealed in their true colours as the being calculated to depreciate and supress our natural, normal, healthy instincts and values. We have shown the real value of the horrid inventions the Christian church has made, which the priests uphold, and to what end they serve.

BIBLE AS TRUTH
   While many a preacher will readily quote verses from the bible, reputed to be words spoken by Jesus himself, they will only pick and choose only certain ones which reinforce the general notion of Christianity as a positive force for mankind and which casts their religion in a positive light.

The Christian churches have always strongly discouraged anyone from seeking legitimate evidence supporting the existence of Christ or verifying any of the Biblical stories. They vigorously condemn intermixing their religion with logic, reason and the idea of freedom of thought. They do not like it if you ask questions or when you take it upon yourself to personally read the bible. For a true Christian is supposed to be like a sheep, completely oblivious and awaiting the command of his sheppard. They say that only a trained priest can properly interpret the bible and only he can be the medium through which you are to know God. They don’t like to be challenged in theological matters, they only want accepting, gullible, susceptible minds who will blindly believe what ever they are told to believe, otherwise its Hellfire and eternal damnation as your dire penalty. The priests assert that the only evidence you need is the “beautiful feelings” of Christ in your heart, which is supposed to be the surest sign of divinity and their conviction as the criterion of truth. Unfortunately most people do not recognize that the truth and the belief that something is true are two totally different things.
When we compare the first four books of the gospel with each other, which supposedly tell more or less the same story, we find that they contradict each other in so many numerous details that one only needs to read and compare them for themselves to truly believe it. But then after all, Christianity is a self proclaimed teaching designed to confuse, divide, and destroy the logic of this world. It not only tears apart the fabric of society itself, but also sets individuals at odds with themselves and one another by demolishing the natural instincts and inclinations that were given to us by nature to enable us to survive, live and prosper. The Christian teachings if they are truly believed and practiced serve to dull and stifle all the good instincts that we are all born with, We are told that all of those things that we would naturally do are bad, and that to try to gain “salvation” we must follow these new artificial contradictory teachings that are completely contrary to the laws of nature. we are told that if we fail to do these things we are doomed to eternally burn in Hell.
That anyone would believe the bible to contain ANY truth without some investigation into the facts is a testament to one’s perverse naivety in allowing oneself to be deceived. It stands as a masterpiece and a tribute to the arts of propaganda and the arts of mass psychological manipulation and corruption. And it was no accident, it was designed that way.
It is hard to believe that such writings can be so blindly accepted by so many hundreds of millions as being so sacrosanct, holy, above scrutiny and hence untouchable. Does it make any sense whatsoever to have a “deep and abiding faith” in ANY religion, creed, belief, or theory that was built and is still supported by lies, treachery and fear?

 

CHRISTIANITY as an UNBALANCED RELIGION
Christian philosophy is a cowardly flight from reality, escaping into a fantasy world where faith and love will make everything turn out OK, and which relies on the destruction of reason and common sense. It warps the natural instinct and unhinges ones total outlook on life, love, sex, personal survival, death, and our role in the natural world. Christianity has the deepest hostility towards reality, everything of nature and natural value was contrary to the churches ruling elite. With frightening consistency, it has divorced itself from everything natural and healthy as if it were “unholy” and “sinful”. They created a final formula for its instinct for power which was only achieved with successful avocation of self suppression of the masses. With the idea of perfecting mankind by cutting off all relations with terrestrial things and detaching humanity from its own natural inner-nature and natural heritage, Christianity has attempted to make mankind confused and wander furthest from his natural inherent instincts. Through its very nature, it has brought its principle weapons against everything noble, joyful, and exalted on Earth, it is against our industriousness and our right to happiness on Earth.
The preference of pain and self denial over pleasure is an effect of that fictitious morality called the Christian religion – it is this preference that furnishes the formula for decadence. Chapter 12 of Leviticus deals with child birth being a sin for the mother that must be atoned for ( with having a female children requiring more atonement than male children). “Judge not” they say, but they dispatch all those to Hell who stand in their way. Christianity has even closed the circle by declaring that even doubt is a sin. Even the shadow of a doubt or a subconscious questioning, any reflection on Christianity nature, foundation, and its origins are considered sinful and thereby needs to be halted immediately and asked for forgiveness through the priest. What is wanted is a blindness and a devotion in which all reason has been drowned. Christianity as preached in the Bible by Jesus himself is dangerous to life, for when the center of gravity of life has been placed not IN life itself, but in a place BEYOND it, then life if utterly robbed of its balance and it destroys all reason and natural happiness.
Christianity has the hatred of the free intellect, pride, courage, happiness, and the joys of the senses. In spreading their religion they have had to vilify all life affirming attributes, freedom, strength, power, beauty, self assertion, and make them appear “unchristian” and therefore evil.
Christianity is called a religion of pity. Pity is diametrically opposed to the stimulating passions which enhance the energy and feeling of life, its action is depressing and draining. A man loses power when he pities. Through pity, suffering itself becomes infectious and can thwart the natural law of development which is the law of selection. It preserves that which is ripe for death, it fights in favor of the disinherited and the condemned of life.    Christianity dares to call pity a virtue, and the root of all virtues at that – most strange considering the lack of pity the Christian god has for all those he condemns to hell. By means of pity, this most depressing and infectious Christian instinct thwarts those natural instincts which aim at the preservation and enhancement of the life value by multiplying and preserving all that is miserable. It is the principle agent in promoting its decadence. In Christianity all the depraved instincts of the subjugated and oppressed come to the forefront and seek their salvation in this religion. The Christian concept of god has degenerated him into the very contradiction of life. He has declared war on nature, happiness and the will to life. In him non-entity is deified, and the will to non-entity is declared holy. They made illness, decrepitude and contradiction a part of man’s instinct, and encourage their followers to wage war upon these who do not share in their views.
They have monstrously castrated their God by making him a god ONLY of goodness which is contrary of the true desires of any community, for a people owe their existence to more than tolerance and humaneness. This God strictly of the good, weak, and the diseased is an unbalanced one of decadence shorn of his masculine values and passions. Formerly, a tribes’ chief God would represent the strength of a people, everything bold, noble, strong and desirous of power lying at the heart of a nation. With the advent of Christianity he is merely the good God, of the physiologically weak and degraded – only now they dont call themselves the “weak”, they call themselves the “good”. It is with this same instinct by which those who willingly subjugate themselves reduce their Christ into “goodness in itself”. On the contrary, when the pre-requisites of ascending life, everything strong, bold, masterful, proud and powerful has been eliminated from the concept of God then he is simply reduced and has sunk down to being the symbol of the “staff for the weary” and is the god of the sick man, the coward the weak, the sinner, the old and the poor…. the implications that such a metamorphosis and utter abasement of a God is that his empire in heaven is now an infirmary, a ghetto empire.
In regards to the human emotions of Love and hate, no where else is hypocrisy more evident than in the Christian teachings, and in no other teaching are these two basic emotions more perverted and twisted. Christianity puts on a great facade of being a religion of love, peace, and tolerance, but again we find its history and its teachings as stated in its very own bible to be something else entirely. In no other religion’s history will you find the demented obsession to persecute, torture. and destroy those who would not knuckle under to their pressures than in the history of the Christian religion in its ruthless wars to convert, subjugate and stamp out any and all remnants and vestiges of all other religions. Love and hate are both healthy normal emotions, to be able to love you must be able to hate. Every normal person in order to function properly and realistically must have the capability to feel and exercise both emotions. We believe that to suppress the emotion of hate towards your enemies and those that mean you harm is as abnormal as being unable able to love your spouse, children, and all others near and dear to you. Every healthy person loves and hates and anyone devoid of either emotion is mentally ill. This suppression of our essential human needs, desires and our basic instincts has had profoundly negative effects still resounding today…

 

CHRISTIANITY PART 3
When introducing the Christian religion to the heathen Germans, the missionaries made it well known that Christianity was the new teachings of their savior, their bible was the “Immutable word of God”, and their church, although still relatively young had a proud and noble history. Let us delve further into these assertions.

 

THE MYSTERIOUS ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY:
   The early origins of Christianity are extremely obscure, and they are intentionally so because the early church fathers deliberately destroyed as much of their historical evidence as possible. Around the year 100 AD they set fire to the Great library in Alexandria, Egypt destroying over 400,000 volumes of books, the greatest of all libraries in the ancient world. They did this to obscure and conceal the fraudulent foundations upon which their “new” religion was being built. Contrary to popular thinking, Jesus Christ did not invent or found Christianity, and it is quite doubtful that there was any such historical personage roaming about the desert in the 30AD (or there thereabouts) teaching a new religion. His whole story in the bible was invented and concocted much later, and the evidence is overwhelming that “his” ideas and tenets which formed Christianity had already been circulated long proceeding the Christian era. The truth of history shows that ALL of the essential ideas of Christianity originated within a relatively unimportant religious sect called the ESSENES, who were an obscure renegade Jewish order who lived on the border of the Dead Sea.
It was THEY who had already evolved the ideals contained within the “Sermon on the Mount” that have been wrongly attributed to Jesus. The Essenians lived from approximately the 1st century BC to the fist century AD. we have many important sources of their contemporary writings in the historian Josephus and the philosopher Philo amongst many others. They are further mentioned by various Greek and Roman writers of those times in which their religious teachings are revealed in considerable detail.
At the time, Essenianism was really a revolutionary new form of religious theory and social order, an ideal cooperative commonwealth in miniature. Instead of a “messiah” the ideal of the Essences was the “teacher of righteousness”. They established a new cooperative communitarian brotherhood and was the first religious society to establish and observe the sacraments of baptism and the Eucharistic meal. They were also the first group to abolish the age old institution of human slavery.
The Essenians were pacifists, they strongly forbade the manufacture of weapons within their community, nor did they allow any makers of weapons or of any implements which might be easily converted in to mischief, nor any warriors to live among their community. They were noted for their communistic society, their extreme piety and purity, and their practice of celibacy. They possessed all of their worldly goods in common and looked upon private property as an evil which would divert them from sanctity. They practiced the right of baptism , preceding the Christian era by over one hundred years, thus the Christian apostles can hardly be credited with having originated the practice as is claimed.
The Essenians also wrote many of the dead Sea scroll that are revealing a tremendous amount of insight into their religious teachings that above all proved that they proceeded and preempted the Sermon on the Mount almost word for word by anywhere from 50 to 150 years before any personage could claim to be the “son of god” and bring his “new” and “original” religious teachings to the world. As the Essenians were the precursors and original practitioners of Christianity long before Christ was even supposedly born, they were dramatically persecuted by the early church fathers who did not want them around to undermine their dogma that it was Christ the son of god who was sent to earth to give us these “new” teachings for our salvation. For their very existence made it impossible to claim that these great revelations were set forth from God himself. Not coincidentally, it was their own self defeatist and suicidal teachings of “love thine enemy”, “turn the other cheek”, and “resist not evil” that dissuaded the Essenians from even attempting to prevent their own persecution and extermination by the church fathers.

SAUL of TARSUS:
While there is absolutely not one single shred of substantiated evidence that Jesus or his four chronologicers Matt, Mark, Luke or John had ever existed, there is substantial evidence that St. Paul was genuinely a real person historically, and that he wrote a great number of letters and promoted the teachings of the Essenes with great vigor under the guise of the new religion of Christianity. Originally known as SAUL of TARSUS, Paul is truly the inventor of Christianity and the first real person to call himself a Christian. He is known to have personally written over half of the New Testament, the basis of the Christian creed and invented for himself a god who “confounds the wisdom of this world” ( the two great opponents of all superstition: Science and Philology) and in doing so wanted to perpetuate his lies at any and all costs. The fact that Saul of Tarsus is the ONLY verifiable Biblical character in the New Testament is overwhelming. Historically he was considered an outcast and a renegade by his own people for promoting the teachings of the Essenians to his Jewish brethren. When they rejected his religious ideals and drove him out of their community, Paul took these teachings to the Gentiles in an effort to convince them that he was preaching the message of a universal God throught a “new covenant” between Yahwea and all mankind. Paul’s goal was was essence to turn the Gentiles into “New Jews”. Thus, it is not surprising that it is only in his texts alone that one will find that the new covenant of salvation with the Jewish God extended to the Gentiles who followed him. However, examination of the bible does not confirm this but rather contradicts it fully. This inclusion to Jewish exclusiveness is why the Catholic Pope and the cardinals all wear the Jewish skull caps, and the Jewish religious custom of circumcision became practiced by Non-Jews.
Even though he did not himself believe, this altered Essenian doctrine of his was held to be true by the various peoples to whom he spread these teachings. He wanted power, and as Paul – one of the 12 disciples of Christ – he became the first Christian priest and made good use of these “newly Christianized” concepts, doctrines and symbols through which the masses could be controlled and tyrannized over. Thus, through his doctrines of Hell, Heaven, Sin, Salvation and the last judgment his beguiled herds were formed and accordingly he attained his route to power.

BIBLE as TRUTH:
Can anyone read the bible and truly think it has any literal truth? The Christian priest and the evangelist want us to do just that. According to the “Old Testament” the Universe was created only as recently as 6 thousand years ago. It is obvious for all to see, but the most self deluded, from the mountains of evidence that our universe and earth has existed for many billions of years and that we are only a tiny speck in the total Universe. Yet despite all of the accumulated knowledge of History, Geology, Anthropology, Astronomy, Paleontology… that overwhelming indicates that the world is well over 5 billion years old and that there has been life on Earth for more than 2 billion years, there are still many people who believe in the absolute authority of the bible as the immutable word of God and accurate in all of its aspects. Many will accept the stories in the bible without really questioning many important and glaring flights from reality: For example: Noah and the great flood, which was supposedly caused by God to drown ALL of humanity, with the exception of one family, because they were sinful. Already from this we can see that the Loving and Kind Christian God is the biggest mass murderer of all time who kills without mercy, sending them all to Hell without even giving any of these people the chance at salvation (as that happened only through the coming of Christ). But as described in Genesis 7:11, Noah was at that time 600 years old, and is written to have lived another 300 years afterwards. It would be impossible for anyone to gather all the required two of each “clean” animals (this in reality would actually represent hundreds of millions of specimens), as well as their food and all other provisions for one whole year AND build a boat large enough to contain all of these animals in just 40 days. Biblical scholars have estimated the time of the biblical account of the Flood which supposedly covered the entire earth submerging the tops of its highest mountains, to be approximately 2500BC, yet even the most rudimentary inspection of the history of any of the great contemporary cultures of the time, like those of the Egyptians or the Chinese, will reveal that we know that there was no disruption whatsoever by any such local or world wide flood.

Further complicating the issue for modern Christianity is that the oldest surviving Christian bible dates approximately from the year 1100CE, when compared with the bible that is circulating today scholars have noted almost 15,000 major changes. If this oldest known bible were to be compared to the first written bible it is estimated that there would be an even greater amount of changes and discrepancies to the stories surrounding the supposed Son of God.

THE IMMUTABLE WORDS of GOD??? – The HISTORY of the BIBLE:
Setting this Christian creed down in writing, in what is now known as the New Testament evolved over several centuries. The Bible was not written by any historical Matt, Mark, Luke or Johns, in fact the oldest documents regarding the authenticity of their scriptures date no further back than around 325AD and are written in Greek (not Hebrew or Amaric the main languages of the Biblical times and region ). Having over three hundred years between the “events” of the bible and its report is a pretty hefty gap. It was patched together out of various fables, myths and bits and pieces of other religions until finally they had enough momentum to attract the interest of the Roman Emperor Constantine who adopted the religion in the year 312AD. Suddenly the Romans, who had always been extremely tolerant to all religions, were now instructed by an edict of the Emperor that Christianity was now the official and supreme religion of the Roman empire to the exclusion of all others. Although Christianity was at this time purportedly over 300 years old they still did not have any written text or “bible” as we know it today. Under the powerful and dictatorial direction of Constantine, a gathering of Church fathers was convened at the town of Nicaea, (now Iznik) a city in Anatolia which was formerly part of Greece but located in present day Turkey. At this meeting a great number of scripts were considered, discussed, argued over and reviewed. Some were texts revised, some rewritten, and some were discarded entirely. The final package that emerged from this was called the “New Testament”: a contradictory conglomeration of fictional stories, to this was added a book of the ancient religious and Spiritual history of the Jewish peoples, what we now know as the “Old Testament”, and the Christian movement now had a “bible” of which Constantine was the final arbiter. He then exercised the full powers of his position with financial, military, and legal enforcement to promote Christianity to the fullest extant and brutally crush all opposition.
Christianity is a conglomeration of MANY ancient religious cults and conceptions of very diverse origins( Most notably from the Essenian Yahweh and the Persian God MITHRA .) That in part is why it has always been so successful in going almost anywhere in the world that it pleases and will always find something of subtle similarity to it which it can then adapt itself and eventually impose upon its character a Christian meaning.
Thus Christianity swept the Roman Empire, and thereby destroyed it. Then followed the Dark Ages during which all scientific knowledge and progress was stifled and stagnated, and the church promoted hysteria of “saving souls for Christ” reached its peak. Finally during the Renaissance period our people began to somewhat start to regain their senses and began once more to look towards nature and her laws. There was a rekindled interest in the Sciences and an unprecedented flowering in the arts. The period of the Renaissance may be regarded as the dawning of a new era in which our people started to rediscover their true identity and their ancestral Gods. From this time on Christianity has been consistently been loosing ground…..

HISTORICAL JESUS:
Unlike the Islamic Prophet Mohammed, There is not one single shred of real evidence that Jesus Christ ever existed. The bible claims that the birth of Jesus Christ was ushered in with great fanfare and great proclamations. An exceedingly bright star, that was purported to be visible from all over the earth, pointed to his place of birth which was heralded and announced by angels. Further, we are told that this news of the birth of the “king of kings” was so frightening and bothersome to King Herod that he had all male babies under the age of 2 murdered in the hopes that Jesus would also be killed. We are told that later in his life when he actually started preaching the word of god and teaching his new religion that he gathered vast multitudes around him and caused great consternation and fear amongst the religious and political leaders, as well as the legal authorities and the high king of Judea himself. Yet strangely there is still not even one other mention of any of this other than the Biblical rendition of this story. Christ himself, who supposedly had the greatest message the world has ever known, failed to leave us the slightest scrap of paper on which he had written a single word.
There is no true claim that Christians actually “know” what date their savior was even born, let alone what year. December 25th was a date that was partially picked at random. Adulators wanted to celebrate his birth so they had to pick some date, any date… so why did they choose December 25th? There is a good reason for that: ALL of the various European heathen peoples already had an ancient tradition of celebrating their Gods during the Winter Season at around that time of year and it was a very well established traditional holiday. The Romans for example had the long standing religious tradition of celebrating December 25th as the Birth of their Sun God. And the ancient Germanic tribes celebrated the 12 days of Yule Starting on the night of December 20th to the 1st of January which celebrated the return of the Suns’ powers and the turning of Heavens wheel, This of course eventually became the 12 days of Christmas. The early Christian Church wanted to do away entirely with these heathen festivals, but the newly converted Emperor Constantine refused their request knowing that they were too popular, and was fearful that the people would revolt any such repression. However in 345AD under Liberius, the bishop of Rome, the date of December 25th was declared a Christian holiday honoring the birth of Christ. Although previous to this, the church had taken a stand that it was sinful to celebrate Jesus’ birthday since that true date was unknown. After much wrangling the Christian oligarchy decided it was more expedient to use this date to be Christ’s birthday as propaganda in converting the heathen masses and therefore turn an existing tradition to the glory of their movement, than try to fight it and set up a completely new tradition. This tactic worked for them with overwhelming success. To this end, they did the same thing with Easter, which was already a very well established and ancient heathen tradition. The name Easter itself derives from the name of the Germanic Goddess of the Spring and fertility EOSTRE, whom for thousands of years had been celebrated by our ancestors around the spring equinox, bringing forth the return of fertility of new growth, new crops to the land, and the rites of spring.
The early Christian church, which in the first few centuries grew into the Roman Catholic Church guaranties its own authenticity and its own charter by claiming that its principle authority is contained within the gospels based on Matthew 16:18 in which Jesus purportedly gives the church its official charter: “And I say unto thee thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” The Roman Catholic Church claims that it is THE church referred to and therefore has as its credentials from Jesus Christ himself. So in an interesting twist of circular logic; who guaranties the authenticity of the Gospels – the Roman Catholic Church does…who guaranties the authority and the authenticity of the Roman Catholic Church? – Not surprisingly, the Gospels do!
The bible is a book that was calculated to seduce by means of fear and morality as appointed by these power mad people. They realized long ago that the best way to control the masses was to instill within them a great fear (of Hell) and tell them that the only way to avoid this fate worse than death is too submit to their priests and to take up their brand of morality. In this they set themselves up as the “good and the just” and hence placed themselves once and for all on the side of “the ONLY truth” and the rest of mankind on the other. This is how they began to lay sole claim to the concepts of “God”, “Truth”, “Love”, “Good” “Spirit”, “Wisdom” and “Life” as if these thing were synonymous of themselves, and in order to fence themselves off from the rest of the world.

FURTHER READING:
The Pagan Christ – Tom Harpur
The Bible For People Who Hate The Bible – Tony Malone
The Bible Exposed
The Bible Fraud

This page was deemed nessesary because there seems to be many vocal, intolerant and confused Christians that claim that all religions that are different from their faith ( especially heathenism) are basically some type of a Devil worshiping cult. Yet the worship of Satan, a religious figure from Christianity that we refute and don?t acknowledge, as Asatru is a completely separate and distinct religion

While there are several Satanist groups who foolishly attempt to associate and integrate Odin into their system, which is not Northern at all, but merely a reactionary perversion of the Judeo-Christian traditions and ceremonial magic. Asatru is a religion of its own, and does not define itself through opposition to some other established religion’s God, as Satanism does. There are many Websites now that basically describe Asatru as a kind of Satanism, and this is completely false, as Satan does not exist in the Germanic heathen religion. To truely believe in the existance of SATAN first requires the belief in the existance of the Hebrew God Yahweh, his alleged son Jesus, and their holy ghost. One cannot seriously claim without immense ignorance to be a Satanist as well as claiming to be Asatru, which are mutually exclusive allegiances. Satan is a Christian myth, and as true heathens we simply don’t believe any of them existed at any time.

Some of the Satanists erroneously seem to think that the definition of Heathenism is found merely in “opposition to Christianity,” unaware that Asatru (and other heathen religions) define itself from within, and has its own native cosmology and world view that existed long before the invention of Christianity.

The myth of Satan have its origins in the doctrine called as Zoroastrianism that came long before Christianity. The doctrine?s creation is usually attributed to a man named Zoroaster (Zarathustra) who was a 6th century BCE Iranian religious reformer.
It was he who invented the theory that the entire universe is ruled by only two Gods; one representing the life giving creation forces and absolute goodness. The other God represented the destruction forces and absolute evil. According to Zoroaster?s teachings, when a human being is born, he is born with a purpose to serve (be slave of) one of these two divine beings. That choice is only up to the individual human and depending of that choice, that person will have a good fortune in the living word and a bad fortune in the word of dead beings and vice- versa, depending of which God that is chosen to follow.

When Christianity was being invented it borrowed that conception, absorbed it into its own mythos, and transformed the tribal God of the Jews into a universal God for everyone, and the evil God of destruction became the Christian Devil. The iconography of the Evil One was borrowed from many other religions and cultures of great diversity. For example, the horns comes from the greek God called Pan. Pan was a God of fertility and a lover of one of the Greek Goddesses. The trident used by The Satan, was borrowed from The God Shiva,

Closely related to the duality of holy / unholy in the question of good and evil. The West has inherited a great deal of its own viewpoint on this matter from the Middle East, in which it is a frequent practice to separate being into absolute Good and absolute Evil. The problem with this, of course, is that when absolute concepts are applied to the relative world, they are generally applied according to local prejudices. The effect of this can be seen in, among other things, the incredible psychological devastation wreaked on the Western world by the declaration: “Sexuality is evil; absence of sexuality is good.”

Rather than this extreme and absolutist view of good and evil, the heathen Germanic peoples viewed right as being that justice and correctness which maintains a living society, while wrong was injustice, incorrectness, or anything breaking the bonds of a fairness and law On which society is founded. This Germanic folk belief in right as justice and fairness is one Of the foremost Germanic contribuitions to civilization as a whole, especially when you see it as the main barrier against Western civilizations?s advance into totalitarianism: the deep-rooted belief that “no one is above the law,” that neither private people nor the government has the right to step outside the bounds of the legal system for any purpose and even a king-or a president-can be brought before the courts if due cause exists.

Some Stanists insist, just because they use a calendar of unholy days which is very similar to those of Asatru (and Heathen ones in general), and just because they perform certain rites that has subltle similarities to a Heathen rite, that they must be Heathens / Pagan as well. Both the words for “Heathen” and “Pagan” are translated to meaning “Country-Dwellers” and at the begining of the Christianization of Europe it was used to make reference to the peasants who still clung the their native religious ways, in contrast to the first Christian converts who lived exclusively in the major cities at that time. Heathenism is a generic term used to classify several ancient indigenous religions. The main differances are:
Heathenism is polytheistic, meaning that we believe in many Gods, and Goddesses. These beings were worshiped as celestial deities, Earthly deities and their powers over the forces of nature.
In sharp contrast, Anton LaVey (the father of modern Satanism) asserts that Satanism is actually atheistic, and accoding to him, all the Gods and Goddesses are nothing more than “aspects” of the Self. All is in the worshipper’s mind. Both are very different belief systems. Then, the assosiation of Asatru to Satanism, no matter if it is traditional or the New Age LaVey system is not only wildly innacurate, but also a severe insult to our Gods, Goddesses and Asatruar everywhere. Anyone who claims to be an Asatruar and a satanist is a fake, a fraud, an ignorant scar on the face of Germanic Heathenry.


A modern New Age religion that claims to be an ancient spiritual way, but is in reality only comprised of an eclectic mixture of certain aspects gleaned from ALL the worlds ancient religions and spiritual practices – including Asatru!

We oppose the deliberate misrepresentation, misinformation, and ignorance that comprises Wiccan theology and methodology, which has resulted in the abuse of our sacred religion and spiritual traditions.

Asatru is one of the main religious manifestations of the several branches of the European spiritual faiths. It is Polytheist (The worship of or belief in more than one God / Goddess) and Animist (The belief in the existence of individual spirits that inhabit natural objects and phenomena). We vehemently reject the spiritual belief called Pantheism [from the Greek words: Pan= All, Theos= Deity, Ism= Ideology] which is THE main underlying concepts of Wicca, and is the belief in and worship of all Gods and Goddesses who are mearly aspects of one another. Our Gods and Goddesses are not merely aspects of one greater deity as they proclaim, they are as individual as you and I, and we take strong offense at the attempts to inappropriately apply their pantheistic paradigm to our sacred ways.
Again, we state that Asatru is much more than simply a “cultural” movement. It is tied to a certain people (those of Northern European / Germanic ancestry) as the spiritual expression of our people. As such, it belongs to us exclusively because it is the expression of our ancestral way of life and view of the worlds around us. Asatru is the exclusive spiritual right of the Northern European Pan-Germanic peoples and does not belong to those not of our people.

WHY WE REFUTE WICCA:
1) Wicca was invented and established in between the mid 1940s to the mid 1960s primarily by Gerald Gardner – it has no verifiable historical authenticity before that time period despite the claims of some revisionists who fantasize about it being “the old religion” of ancient Europe. Gardner?s’ self admitted purpose was not to resurrect any real identifiable ancient pre-christain religion, but to create a religion based on what he thought the ideal ancient religion SHOULD have been like. But instead of being forthright in what Wicca really is, Wiccans had to invent a past for their own faith, as the only solid evidence for the origins of wicca consists of the writings of Gerald Gardner himself.

The bulk of Gardner?s’ works and conclusions were primarily based on various unscholastic anthropological works like that of James Frazer, Margret Murry, Marija Gimbutas and Johann Bachofen. All of whose research was horribly out of date (if correct at all), presented their theories as fact, made grand and sweeping assumptions, and did not make any attempt to distinguish between the relative value of their sources, so that those from the seventh century and from the seventeenth century were put together with no sense of context. They assumed that the “ancient world” formed a whole and consequently mixes data from all over this vast area without raising the possibility of local variation. Thus they pluck material from all over time and space and they arraigned it to suit their tastes and that of their readers. Gardner relied entirely upon these faulty works which have all long since been proven to be more fiction than fact in their conclusions and are of little value to the those who seek a more serious and authentic and accurate approach in spiritual matters. Gardner took various bits and pieces from these authors, mixed them together to his own liking and made up his own religion ( called Wicca) to suit his own personal vision and desires.

2) Wiccans try to make the name Wicca synonymous with Heathen / Paganism – it is not! At best it is an eclectic form of 20th Century Neo-paganism pirating and pillaging from whatever spirituality they wish, mixing up spiritual frameworks that were never intended to work together. At worst it is not even Pagan or Heathen but mostly it is an eclectic mix of high magic, OTO rituals, masonic ritual, Jewish Kabala, Christian mysticism and New Age philosophy with a God and Goddess who are somehow ALL Gods and Goddesses thrown in to Paganise it.

The Wiccan MAGICAL tradition does go back about 50 years earier than the RELIGIOUS manifestation of it, but as a whole it is still far from having the distinction of it being truly ancient (As most wiccans have the impression that it is). Real scholars, historians, anthropologists and archeologists have disproved many of the deepest held and leading concepts / tenants of wiccan theology, such as: ancient matriarchal societies, “Sky Clad” (naked) religious ceremonies, The Maiden/ Mother /Crone triplicate goddess theory, ancient Goddess centered religions ( as differentiated from a specific goddess centered cult within the parameters of one distinct religion) there is absolutely NO evidence of covens of 13, witches riding on broomsticks or any other of the medieval Christian fantasies associated with witchcraft.

3) The so called historical and traditional witches that Wicca claims to identify with were not witches at all, but unfortunate women who got in the way of church or local politics. Many of these women were actually midwifes, healers or herbalists, and the vast majority of these women, were in fact Christians.

4) The images of witches and the actions of witches were not taken from witches but from the ignorant & depraved imaginations of the medieval Catholic priesthood who possessed little real knowlage of authenic magical practice, witchcraft, or heathen mythology / religious practice (they also ignorantly referred to Islam as a Pagan religion). Unfortunately for their victims, the medieval priesthood were more adept at paedophilia, mass manipulation, political abuse, torture and murder.

5) It is mainly these Wiccans that have en masse, reapedly jumped on each new trendy band wagon, who do not do any research and who are just followers of a new age cult that can be put in the same category as the Moonies, the Jehovah Witnesses and the Hari Krishnas They are perceived as ignorant cultural and spiritual rapists. They have wreaked havok & desecration to the spirituality of the North American Indians, Australian Aboriginals, Greco Romans, the Celts, the Babylonians, the Egyptians and many more. They descrate the content of the worlds religious and yet many have the gall to claim they have the RIGHT to do it.
Wiccan eclectics are like magpies in that they only take the best and brightest aspects of each spiritual tradition and leave the rest behind. In sharp contrast, Asatru does not need to steal or borrow from other traditions to make it a strong or complete faith simply because it doesn’t have to, it’s already complete and strong as it is.

The term “norse-wiccan” is an oxymoron. Ralph Blum and his rune books with his rune cookies (also as the creator of the pointless ‘blank rune’) is also guilty of spiritual rape, he invents his own history when one already exists to a people who hold such lore to be sacred. He makes money off of his hoax, he’s a fraud and a cultural thief. As leading Wiccan priestesses and a very prolific writer Margot Adler rightly said “The most authentic and hallowed wiccan tradition is stealing from any source that didn’t run away too fast”

We declare the spiritual traditions of ALL authentic religious paths should be held sacred and not a thing to be treated lightly. And yet many wiccans and neo-pagan are turning Asatru into a mockery. The self proclaimed “norse wiccans” often disrespect Odin’s sacred runes in their magical rituals and many wear the hammer without truly respecting Thor.
We are weary of New Agers and Wiccans stealing and subverting our cultural and spiritual ways and perverting it or using it to make some profit. It is a despicable practice and those who do such things are thieves – plain and simple. By pretend playing the role of “Viking” they are making a mockery of our deepest held beliefs. They are seizing what is sacred for us and profaning it. It is clearly offensive and they come across as a parody, a desecration and a profanity.

That the Northern tradition was anything BUT the spiritual path of the Germanic folk and to make it into a Universal religion amounts to eclectic sacrilege. Asatru is not an eclectic spiritual movement, for once you take it our of its inherently ethnic framework and start to add things from other cultures you cease to have Asatru and begin to have some different entity entirely.
We don’t care for ‘spiritual rape’ of any sort nor anyone who would support it. WE alone are the Guardians of the religion of OUR Folk! and we alone have the right to object and fight against the spiritual and cultural rape of our holy traditions from ALL sources, including Wicca.

In 1941 Dr. Gerald Gardner published the novel “A Goddess Arrives” which was set in ancient Cyprus and extolled the glories of ancient paganism and woman. Another novel followed in 1949 entitled “High Magic’s Aid” in which the view of history and the set of rituals portrayed in his then unpublished book of Book of Shadows (written between 1949 to 1961) appear fully fledged. Gardener’s exposition of the traditional rituals of the witch religion and its history, revealed in his books are drawn from two very different sources.
The first consisted of the magical practices of the Ordo Temli Orientis “Order of the Asian Templars” and it’s offshoot the Golden Dawnwho based their practices on a blend of late medieval grimoires, masonic practices and just pure fabrication. From these rituals came the wiccan tradition of the bound and blindfold initiation, the symbolic scourging, the ceremonial focus of the circle containing an altar, the use of pentagrams and triangles, the appeal to the guardians of the four cardinal points of the compass, the use of incense and water, the notion that the divine forces are drawn into one of the celebrants, and the impedimenta of a sword and two knives, one black- and one white handled.

Another major, and separate contribution to the confusion surrounding wicca was begun in 1944 by one the greatest modern English poets and historical novelists, Robert Graves. He wrote the “White Goddess” drawing upon images culled from Celtic and Gaeco-Roman literatures, and fusing them with his own tremendously creative inspiration to provide a personal religion to accompany his religion. The result was a sustained metaphor, a vision of the sort of past that the writer thought ought to have existed. In this book he expresses a state of creative longing which was made and presented in such a way that it was literally true. As a result, it was taken as history by a large number of unscholarly readers. He invented a matriarchal religion with a “Celtic Great Earth Goddess” who manifested in the three fold aspects of Maiden, Mother, Crone. This is still presented to wiccans as grounded in historical fact, even by many who do not worship her themselves. He devised what has become known as the “Celtic Tree Calendar”. He firmly associated all goddesses with the moon which he made to to seem natural but was not so to many heathen peoples, including the Celts.

Gardner’s Second source from which he drew the context of Wicca appears to have been the work of the modern authors who proclaimed the continued existence of ancient paganism as a witch cult through the middle ages. From Margret Murray’s book “The Witch Cult in Western Europe” he barrowed the term “the Old Religion”, the Horned God & Goddess, the organization of covens, the idea that all ancient religions had essentially been concerned with fertility. From C.G. Leland he took the idea that ancient pagans and witches carried out their rituals naked. From the English folk custom he took the term for marriage within his faith “handfasting” and certain rites such as the leaping over fires. As the key text of the ceremonies, Gardener and his group used his “Book of Shadows” which he wrote. This he claimed to be a sixteenth century, where as it is recognizably a mid-twentieth century compilation drawing upon a remarkable range of sources, including the Ardia, or Gospel of the Witches (1899) by Charles Godfrey Leland, the writing of ceremonial magician Alistar Crowley, and a poem by Rudyard Kipling! the beings invoked include hebrew demons from the medieval texts translated by Mathers, Egyptian deities from translated hieroglyphic inscriptions employed by the Golden dawn and few Graeco-Roma Goddesses and Gods, figures form Celtic mythology and medieval romance, and Leland’s Aradia. Some of Gardner’s wiccan practices he simply invented himself, and passed on as ancient such as the five fold kiss upon initiation, and the inclusion to their Spiritual calendar of celebrations of the quarter days identified as major witch festivals by author Margret Murray. Together they launched what is probably the most eclectic religion in the history of the world.

This newly founded religion of Wicca proved to be a tremendous success, especially amongst people who were not already familiar with the sources from which it had been drawn. It gave the appearance of an immeasurably ancient spiritual system of native wisdom and worship. It gave equal emphasis to both genders as deities, religious officiators and participants. It was inclusive and provided the gratification of initiated into a mystery cult; meeting in private, and of ascending its grades through a process of training and experience. It afforded a close relationship with the natural world and with the rhythms of the year. It joyously celebrated the pleasure principle and personal freedom. During the 1950s and 1960s covens based on the “Gardnerian” model sprang up all over Britain and the USA. After the death of Gardner himself in 1964, figures with a yet greater talent for publicity and education appeared within the wiccan tradition that he had founded. Some claimed to represent entirely different covens, who were now likewise emerging from the secrecy that Christianity had driven them long ago. It was at this time that the triple Goddess of Maiden , Mother, Crone from Robert Graves fictional novel “A White Goddess” became the female deity of wicca. When you compare Wicca with true heathenism of antiquity, one fundamental difference is that wicca deliberately blurs the distinction between religion and magic, and its practices are drawn from the later. The vital significance of the consecrated circle, in the modern cult as in the medieval sorcery from which it is derived, is that spirits or forces are raised and gathered within it and the humans concerned work with them. It would have been inconceivable to any ancient European heathen, of whose thought we have evidence, that the purpose of religious ritual was to “raise” a deity and “work” with him or her. No ancient Gods or Goddesses worth the name could be summoned by worshippers, to any particular place, and there employed. The modern emphasis is upon a series of techniques which confer benefit upon the celebrants or their objective. The ancient one is upon a set of ceremonies intended to give pleasure to and therefore earn a reward from divine beings. That is why the rite of present day wiccans & witches are totally lacking in the universal principle of sacrifice. By assuming that witchcraft and paganism were formerly the same phenomenon, they are mixing two utterly different concepts and in doing so place themselves in a certain amount of difficulty. The advantage of the label “witch” is that it has all the exciting connotations of a figure who flouts conventions of normal society and is possessed of powers unavailable to it, at once feared and persecuted. It is a marvelous rallying point for a counter culture, and also one of the few readily available images of independent female power in early modern European civilization. The disadvantage is that by identifying with themselves with a very old stereotype of menace, derived from the Christian world itself, modern wiccans and witches have drawn upon themselves a great deal of unnecessary suspicion, vituperation and imaginary victimization which they are perpetually struggling to assuage

Another notable distinction between the “Old Religion” and Wicca/Witchcraft lies in the two presiding divine figures of wicca, the Goddess and the God. From the beginning Wiccans recognized that across the wide spectrum of the ancient world worship an enormous number of deities of both genders. They incorporated a varied selection for use in their rituals, but made it plain that these were not individual beings but different names and aspects of the great couple. This is a vision very remote from the genuine polytheism of antiquity. The ‘duotheism’ of Wicca is part of this general characteristic of their faith, summed up by two of their most prolific authors as “the creative polarity of complementary opposites” such as male/female, light/dark, intelligence/intuition. This sort of dualism is not rooted in European antiquity and if it does derive from any old tradition it is from that strain middle eastern thought found in Zoroastrianism, Manichaeanism and Christianity. In view of this it is ironically appropriate that another characteristic of the writings of contemporary Wiccans consists of an intense and consistent hostility to the Christian Church. Other differences between Wiccan and any really ancient religion is that no known cult in the ancient world was carried on by devotees who worshipped regularly in the nude like the witches portrayed by Leland and Gardner. Also no known pre-chrstian religion practiced all eight festivals in the calendar adopted by Wicca.
All told, Wicca has virtually nothing in common with that of the religions of the past except its name, which is itself a Christian coinage.

During the 1970s & 80s Wicca became even more eclectic. Unfortunately it did not expand and enrich its repertoire by a closer study of the authentic religious practices of the past, but rather it spread sideways to absorb many other diverse and conflicting traditions of religion, magic and culture. From the “Earth mysteries” it took the idea of Ley Lines and earth energies. From the Native American traditions they appropriated totemic animals, spirit quests, medicine wheels, sweat lodges and shamanic visions. From the Religions of the East came meditative techniques, mandalas, chakras and the third eye. All these importations were imposed to differing degrees and in different proportions upon the original wicca. resulting in an even more extensive and diverse religion composed of a series of interlocking cults. But the greatest influence of all was exerted by radical feminism. In the early decades of Wicca the Horned God was more or less the equal to the Goddess, but by the 1980s he had generally become the junior partner, her son and consort. A heavy new emphasis had also been made up upon an association, proposed by Gardner in the beginning , between the Wiccan female deity, the Prehistoric Mother Earth and the belief in prehistoric matriarchies.

This wiccan ideal that all human society was once led by women was made popular in some radical circles in the 1960s by the books of Elizabeth Davis, Helen Diner and Robert Graves. All of these writer ultimately depend on their factual information from “Das Mutterrecht” ( The Matriarchy ) written by Johann Jakob Bachofen, which appeared in 1861. Bachofen drew his data from Greek sources, notably Herodotus, and advanced the theory and argument that all human societies had passed through an age in which women ruled. The only real development in this idea over the next 120 years was that Bachofen had proposed that this theoretical matriarchal society was a disaster for everybody, Helen Diner suggested that it had been good for women and her successors proclaimed that it had been marvelous for humanity and for the planet as well. Meanwhile, the same questioning impulse of the 1960s, which produced not only contemporary feminism and the demolition of the academic orthodoxy concerning the Mother Goddess, led scholars to re-examine the sources upon which Bachofen had depended. They now had at their disposal a great deal more information about the societies upon which the Greeks had written, and about the motivations of ancient authors such as Dio Cassius or Herodotus, than had been available in 1861. The cumulative effect of all this material was to destroy any convincing argument for the existence of any matriarchal, matrilineal or matrifocal peoples in Europe or the Near East. The combination of Bachofen’s myth with modern Wicca proved extremely potent. By the late 1970s it had become the creed of both radical feminists and Wicca that witchcraft, goddess worship and woman?s rights were intermingled. Both could portray the ancient pre-Christian religions as Goddess centered, and the Great Witch Hunts as a deliberate attack upon feminism as much as on Paganism. This ideology provided a further excellent reason for modern Wiccans to ignore those pre-Christian religions of which we have real evidence as being ‘patriarchal’, and to concoct beliefs and rituals conceived to approximate better to a faith set in a prehistoric fairyland. It also equipped many of them with an intense moral fervor and a martyrology.

It may be observed that Wicca has become a movement which builds upon a closed system of belief. Up to about the 1970s the bibliographies appended in wiccan books contained works by ‘establishment’ scholars and authors, as well as by people of their own persuasion. After then, all have tended to read one anthers books and to write for each other. All have almost totally ignored the tremendous outpouring of new academic publications that are actually relevant to their interests, such as the important recent works concerning the Great Witch Hunts and authentic ancient heathenism.

FURTHER READING:
The Pentagram and the Hammer