Tuesday, July 05, 2005

World Religion Resources on the World Wide Web

"It was the experience of mystery--even if mixed with fear--
that engendered religion." --Albert Einstein, 1939

"Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there." --Mohammed Naguib, 1953


Johnny Newt said...

Love the quote, very wise. This is a strange side-bar but did you know that here in the states , several white suppremist groups in our prison system are fighting for there rights to worship in the old Viking religions. They call it Odinism or Asatru. I suppose they get most of it from Hitlers Nazi dogma. It does seem odd for modern Americans praying to Thor and such.

Greta said...

You can read all about it if you click my link between mouse with Disney and Magritte, the heart called "Bilbo´s World", under Norse Mythology Homepage.
But I just want to tell you that the ancient Ásatrú is not at all come from the Nazis, even though the Nazis had a liking for the old Norse mythology and tried to make it theirs. I don´t know about the relationship of those things in the States, but the Ásatrú cult here in Iceland, which has quite a few members, is not in any way connected to this kind of politics. In fact theirs is a believe in the forces of nature and the importance of being in close contact with these, doing ones best to preserve our environment at the same time.

Greta said...

Another link for those interested: