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There is a dreadful book by a sociologist named Jennifer Snook. The book is supposedly on our religion, but she never talked to anyone outside the USA, and many of her "facts" are based on Facebook exchanges. For the record, she has been expelled from the Asatru Folk Assembly.

I mention this because she was clearly talking to the fringe of our religion, and literally writes about whether Valhalla is "crap" and whether women in Asatru are overweight.

https://www.amazon.com/American-Heathen ... 1439910979


Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:27 am
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I just read about 6 pages of it on Scribd, and these particular pages didn't included what you suggest. What I did read was mildly interesting (if somewhat rehashed "racism in Odinism" garbage that we all know and love). Though, in saying that, I can absolutely imagine that she was kicked out of AFA and bears some sort of grudge against them. Also, personally I didn't like her writing style, nor her calling her own book "significant".


Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:57 pm
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I normally do not criticize any book that helps spread the lore, but she spends almost no ink on our actual beliefs.


Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:13 am
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The focus of the book is certainly FAR removed from the lore and spreading there-of, so I think you're good there haha. This author is using Odinism for political purposes and to justify political beliefs, which I personally find abhorrent.


Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:30 am
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I have discovered history is written by the victors and science is written by the same.


Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:25 pm
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It is wise to remember that just because it isn't written down or there is no scientific proof, that it is not true. History is always written by the victors, science is always written by the victors. It is never a true reflection of what is.


Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:25 am
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Your heart would swell to know the suspicions I have regarding truth and what is written.


Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:45 am
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Baleyg wrote:
I have discovered history is written by the victors and science is written by the same.

You aren't wrong!


Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:18 pm
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Baleyg wrote:
Your heart would swell to know the suspicions I have regarding truth and what is written.

I could go on endlessly with my own supiscions and theories regarding what is true and what is a lie.


Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:20 pm
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