This blog has been in existence for a year and a day, so every pagan will understand why I have to put something on it today, whatever.
My last posting was about the official denial to the widow of a Wiccan veteran to allow that his religious symbol, a five pointed star inside a circle, be placed next his name on a memorial wall. There were some 40 other religious symbols on the ‘approved’ list, but not one for a religion that has our ignorant president's disapproval.
Well, here is a short review of another example of how ignorance among officials reacts on those they are supposed to be helping. Forest Fisher is an inmate under the jurisdiction of the Virginia Department of Corrections. Many of the inmates of course are Christians, Muslims and Jews. They are allowed to wear their religious symbols of cross or crucifix, (many varieties), hand of Fatima or Allah, and the Star of David. But Forest is a member of Asatru. Look up Asatru on the Web. These people worship the gods of Ancient Northern Europe, deities like Odhinn, Thor, Heimdahl, Frejya, and many others. There is a revival in this country of a Norse religion MUCH older than this country with its trifling couple of centuries of colonial based history. The older gods are in the DNA of everyone who speaks one of the Germanic languages, including English. Just watch their faces when you give them a set of polystone runes to handle.
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