Prophet and Loss

Excellent article, especially with the reminder of how much we owe to Islam for the preservation of classical culture and knowledge. Extremism and dogmatism (whether Islamic, Christian, nationalist, atheist, or what have you) is what we need to fight against.


Prophet and Loss,


As the more astute among you have noted from my opening I am of a minority religion in my own country, for I am Asatru, or Heathen.  While centuries ago this was the faith of the bulk of the people in Northern Europe, those days are long past and we are solidly in the minority wherever we dwell.   As such I have grown used to seeing my beliefs and my religion mocked by those around me, used by the media either for a cheap laugh or as a stock villain.  Welcome to the planet, we are all minorities here; some of us just get more reminders.

We live in mixed communities, in whatever nation we live in, the people around us come from many other faiths, many other linguistic groups, many other ideological understandings, and yet, they are a part of our local community, our nation…

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