certain tethers of literalism, inherent freedom of sidur --
to stagnate and obey or rethink and understand
All theocracies say: -God is on our side, and then they go to war.
We try to hide behind our own hypocrisy. But we can not just dowrongs and blame a God. Only our own blindness of not seeing butignorantly obeying others.
Any god is a worldly phenomenon, and gods or a God do not tell manwhat to do or what not to do. Man has free will and he takes theconsequences of his doings, thoughts, actions, or non-actions. Weare all-responsible and can not blame or quote a God or His will.
Of what we do we can not undo the results. Urður VerðandiSkuld.
If someone that is inside the fence of a theocracy says: -we haveto rethink, then the other believers would say: -how dare you!
The letter and what the relevant prophet is said to have said cannot change, but it is supposed to rule men irrelevant of changingtimes and better education.
Things have (recently, i.e. some few centuries ago) been writtenin a book, A Book, and some men do not know the motive for thiswriting. Some do want to have an institution to cling to, and feelsecurity only to have the same opinion as others. These people areafraid to be individuals self-reliable and self-referral.
But this "security" is replacing responsibility. Do we see that??
We do not think, neiter do we rethink, if we cling to other men'sfixed ideas. We do not care to think about their original motiveither.
You can be a reformist in the Hindu tradition and you will not be
considered a heretic. But any Muslim who talks about reforms in a
fundamental way will commit heresy. It was so in Christianism too,but now the latter is finding target groups and marketing techniquesthat apply according to circumstances; these bloody sheep (men) arestarting to think too much now-a-days, and become too discriminative.What nuisence!
Christians are now swaying the laws of the Books (old- and newBooks) as they can -- they have realized marketing techniques.They are emphasizing different things now than before and usedifferent sales-manship in different places in the world, to fit themob and find the smartest way to sneak into prelevant concepts andcorrupt them from inside. (Troyan horses.)
Pagans/heathens/ásatrúarmenn are individuals, -- with as many views as there are men -- no Book, no social rules, noprophet,
....the only fixed laws: Laws of Nature! -- Tý-pure,Tý-right, that run the universe with perfect orderliness. Ourgods and goddesses are, so to say, the presidents of the Laws ofNature. Forseti means actually a pre-sident.
The hindutwa-islam difference: exactly as is the hindutwa(flexibility) - versus islam (stagnated prophet's laws).....
so is the paganry-xtian difference: ... so was and is the xtianproblem of: the Book dictates...., the prophet said.... (or issaid that he said), while heathens are free to learn and discriminateand have their opinions.
Pagans/heathens/asatruar men are not bound of any such tethers astheocracies use on their dear sheep, so we heathens are free toevolve and change in the ancient and ever-new sanatana dharma.
Hjá heiðingjum: sjálfsvitund ogþróun einstaklingsins, þróun alheimsins.
Among pagans/heathens/ásatrúar menn: thou leadthyself, evolution of each individual, whereever his is on his pathtowards perfection, and evolution of the universe.
trolls are ignorance
do not live in ignorance
out of ignorance
Þór batters trolls
Tröll, our ignorance