Happy Sol’s Day!
We don’t pray here – we figure God, the gods, goddesses, or whatever powers that be (if any) either know already, don’t give a fuck, or are busy with more important matters than our petty stuff. We also kind of assume that they expect us to do stuff that we can do for ourselves and that we will do them ourselves and not be lazy. We also believe in being good friends, so we don’t presume on our friendship with the powers that be by asking them all the time for stuff while giving them nothing in return.
We also don’t take an offering here. We figure the powers that be probably don’t need it. Let’s be honest, offerings are not given to the divine powers, they are given to an organization to support it. Just being honest. God, the gods or whatever never sees a dime, farthing or peso of that money; it all goes to the church, mosque or shrine.
Theme Song: Herknungr- ‘Drengskapr’ (Viking Music)
“Be Brave and Aggressive, Be Prepared, Be a Good Merchant, Keep the Camp in Order”
Sermon: ‘Viking Philosophy – Part 1 – Introduction’
I have been holding on to this picture of “Viking Laws” now for a little while. I have thought about it and feel that a more practical series of Viking Philosophy is in order after my long treatment of Asatru. The practical side of living life according to the philosophy of the Vikings might be in order.
In summary, the philosophy comes down to four items:
- Be Brave and Aggressive
- Be Prepared
- Be a Good Merchant
- Keep the Camp in Order
I want to take each of these fora week for four weeks and then consider a conclusion to the whole in this short but I think necessary series. My main issue is practical application of philosophy to life. Of Wolves and Ravens is dedicated to that but this is a little more ‘spiritual’ as well with a sense of community and connection to the Nine Noble Virtues.
Until next week I can only say this short four phrase sentence will be on my mind a lot in the coming month. In the meantime, I challenge you to meditate on it as well. It’s time to pull back a bit from the theology of the Vikings and look at their philosophy of life.
The Rabyd Skald – Wandering Soul, Bard, and Philosopher. The Grey Wayfarer.