Item Iceland’s first pagan temple in 1000 years ready in late 2018 (first two sentences below) and A religion that speaks to people today (the rest)
The Asatru temple in Oskjuhlid in Reykjavik will be ready in the latter part of next year. There’s been a break in construction of the temple but construction will begin again in January. — [end first source]
A historic event will take place next year when the first main hof, or temple, of the Asatru religion in a thousand years will be completed…
Hilmarsson says that the Asatru religion speaks just as much to people today as it did one thousand years ago. The values upheld by the religion are the individual’s responsibility for his own words and actions. Honesty, tolerance, honour and respect for the earth and nature are also very important values.
Not only is it sayonara Christianity and welcome-home Ice gods, but it’s hello gmarriage, which other reports say is a driver for the growth in the old religion. Gay Iceland says “viking weddings” between two (or more?) men are popular.
“There has been a massive increase in demand for same-sex wedding ceremonies in the last year, an explosion really,” says Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson, Pagan high chieftain of The Old Nordic Pagan Association, Asatruarfelagid.
The same gentleman quoted here is responsible for the new pagan temple. He says, “The pagan believe is very inclusive and we are open to all opinions.” If anybody knows Hilmarsson ask him if they are willing to accept Christians and Muslims who hold to God-directed condemnations of homosexuality.
In 2013 in Iceland, the article continues to say, “many [Christian] priests refused to service gay couples…it only took three years to change the law and the church’s monopoly on religious weddings disintegrated, becoming a thing of a past best forgotten.”
Population of Iceland is 334,000, which is a 40,000 smaller than Cleveland, and a number which necessarily must decrease if men are pretending to marry men, and vice versa.
Anti-gay comments could ‘trigger a thought’ in teachers’ minds about possible radicalisation says Nicky Morgan as she outlines anti-terror plans
Children who speak out in class against homosexuality could be viewed as potential extremists under Government guidelines intended to prevent Islamist terrorism, Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, has suggested.
Mrs Morgan said comments by children that they consider homosexuality to be “wrong” or “evil” could “trigger” concerns from teachers under guidance designed to help schools detect possible radicalisation.
Traditionalist Christians said Mrs Morgan’s remarks implied that anyone who raised their children in line with conservative religious teaching on sexuality would now be viewed with suspicion.
It follows moves to close two Christian schools after they were judged to have failed the Government’s new “British Values” tests introduced in the wake of the so-called “Trojan Horse” scandal in which hard-line Muslim groups attempted to infiltrate schools in Birmingham.
Sodomy is a “British Value”? If so, how odd Muslims would want to “infiltrate” schools and change that.
Children as young as three are being read books in nurseries and schools that encourage them to question their gender.
While many stories challenge the traditional stereotypes, such as encouraging girls to think about being firefighters and boys to cook the family dinner, some focus on characters who believe they are the wrong gender.
The books are on reading lists for nurseries and primary schools provided by Educate and Celebrate, an organisation funded by the Department for Education (DfE) to help schools prevent homophobia and transphobia. The charity has already supported dozens of primary and secondary schools to adopt gender-neutral lavatories and uniforms.
Well what do you know. Sodomy is a British value! How they’re going to explain that to their Muslim guests is going to be interesting. Perhaps by a little infiltration of their own?
The evidentiary basis underlying Islam’s categorical prohibition of liwat (sodomy) and other same-sex behaviors lies in explicit proscriptive statements of the Qur’an and ?adith, the transmitted consensus of the Prophet’s Companions and Successors, and the documented unanimity of the Islamic legal tradition throughout the ages. Notwithstanding, the past decade and a half has witnessed the rise of Muslim reformist voices, primarily in the West, challenging Islam’s proscription of homosexual activity and calling for the religious affirmation of same-gender sexual expression, relationships, and identities. This challenge has consisted not only in a questioning of the probative value of the relevant ?adith evidence and a disregard for juristic and wider community consensus, but also in the assertion that the Qur’an itself does not prohibit same-sex relations per se, but only homosexual rape motivated by inhospitality with intent to dishonor.
Now where have we heard that before?