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Wisdom of the Old Gods
Mankind is a subverted species. Until the emergence of Christianity, men worshipped gods and religions designed to inspire strength and courage amongst their ranks. The Old Gods were strong and powerful because men need strength and power to survive ancient times.
Christianity however, came out of the peak of the Roman Empire. The technology at the time was so advanced that it took hundreds of years after the fall to recreate and surpass the Romans. It’s no coincidence Christianity sprang from the Romans. Life was easier there than any other place at the time. It was a religion of slaves. Born from what Nietzsche called slave morality.
Most Christians today can be found on the right. The modern left holds Christians in poor regard because of this but their values are copied straight from Judeo-Christian values. They have more in common than they realize. This is not attack on the Christian Right. I hope—as BAP does—that a new vitalist denomination of Christianity comes forth, like their Crusader ancestors.
The biggest problem with leftism is that they continue the same life-denying virtues of Christianity, without the promise of salvation upon death.
Leftist, Marxism, Bolshevism—whatever you want to call it—is the natural evolution of Christianity. The religion remains the same, only the gods they worship have changed. Instead of Jesus and the One God, it has become Scientism and Social Justice. But these people aren’t virtuous in the way a Christian can be virtuous.
They’re devoid of power and vitality, immersed in degeneracy and decadence. They live in defiance of natural law. How long nature allows this is yet to be seen. The Christian suffers so that he may save his soul? But what does the leftist suffer for? Moral superiority and comfort.
The leftist—a mere tool of the elite—believes himself morally superior and on the right side of history. The arrogance. History hasn’t been written yet. The leftist is life denying. It’s better to be safe than sorry. He’s terminally committed to the doctrine of equality even as it actively undermines his own vitality and happiness. Why? To feel himself morally good.
The leftist will reject his own vitality and happiness. He will welcome policy which will keep him wretched and poor, just so he can take the high ground. Just so he can be an ally. This on a mass scale is simply genocidal suicide. The cleansing fire won’t be kind to them.
It’s best to understand the modern left like those still plugged into The Matrix. Most will never be unplugged. They will remain ignorant. Hell, they will fight to save the same system that enslaves them. You can hate them, but it’s not their fault. Most of the world is brainwashed and controlled by a hidden elite. There’s no hope of victory against leftism in outright warfare. You must become a guerrilla fighter.
Wisdom of the Old Gods
In the old pagan gods, you can find the path back to nature. Once you can grasp real nature and man’s place in nature, you increase your odds of victory in the great game. The old gods are the true means of salvation.
Salvation from what? From eternal damnation? From the “wrong side of history?” No, they’re salvation from modern slavery and the slave morality that made men thralls.
Looking to the old gods gives you the chance to return to nature and become who you were meant to be. I’m not suggesting you start worshipping the olds, merely to learn their religions, their stories, and the wisdom they leave behind. The modern liberal just sees these religions tales as fantasy and finds no greater meaning in them. You must search for meaning as Odin while he hung from the world tree seeking wisdom.
Take Hercules for example. The meaning of his 12 Labors is not that he is ridiculously strong and powerful(no doubt the son of Zeus), for the story of Hercules is less about strength, and more about resilience and virtue. We have made Hercules a boring hero—like Superman—when he’s far more than some comic book hero.
What you don’t learn about Hercules is that he was offered the choice between an easy life of vice and the hard life of virtue. After this he thought a long time on it and chose virtue. Many don’t know that he only took on the 12 Labors as an act of redemption. Hera had poisoned his mind and in a fit of wild rage, he killed his wife and children.
Did you also know that the 12 Labors were originally ten? King Eurystheus, whom he was serving to atone for his sins, cheated him out of two of the labors and made him do two more. Many of his labors had him conquering chthonic monsters, making the world safe for mankind.
His third labor required him to capture the Cerynitian hind. He injured the beast in the process, angering the Goddess Artemis, but he defied even the gods to complete these labors. This act was more than redemption. It showed devotion and the power of his primordial will. It is why we still remember the name Hercules. His labors were his great work, his mark on the world.
Hercules is a fine example for men seeking greatness. It’s not his strength and power that you get from his story, but his devotion and will to power. He kept moving forward no matter what hardship was thrown upon him. He repented for any sin he made along the way, even submitting himself to slavery for a wrongful death by his own short temper.
Was Odin the father of the Aesir or was he a man who became a god?
Odin is steeped in mystery. He’s known by over thirty names. His stories talk about how he takes many forms to deceive people. He hung himself from the world tree to receive the knowledge of the runes. A sacrifice as he says from himself to himself.
Through this act, he learns of Ragnarok—the Twilight of the Gods where he is swallowed up by the great wolf. He sees Thor’s battle with the world snake and the beginning of the next age. An age without the Aesir. He’s called by the Norse the Allfather, but there’s another rumor about Odin less known.
His act of sacrifice. Removing his eye for wisdom. Stabbing himself with a spear and hanging from the world tree to learn the secrets of the runes were not just sacrifice for knowledge, but his own ascension from man to god. Some believe Odin was once a great king who became a god.
I enjoy this idea because it should be the goal of every man to become a god. Whether or not there are or aren’t gods isn’t the point. To get your name remembered throughout time—that is becoming a god. It’s leaving a mark on the world so big you will never be forgotten.
Learn the wisdom of the old gods.
Learn what they’re really about. Strength and power and vitality.
You should—as Nietzsche says—say yes to life. Be life-affirming. We don’t know what lies beyond. It’s best now to live the greatest life you can and establish your legend for the coming ages.