I would kindly disagree with there not being any greater entities influencing things their own way, and that no communication could be established with them.
The real question being what are they exactly? We might see them as greater minds (higher Selves), and how do they borrow or connect to the universal principles that support the universe, acting as mediating agents and thus as "Gods" with x, y and z attributes, all largely based on our own mental projections of what they could or should be.
I'd concur that Varg is working from his theoretical knowledge and hasn't gone into much empiricism, so he's likely a deist and does not go beyond that.
>Concerning anthropomorphic gods, I'm fairly sure they aren't real, but it's worth noting that they only showed themselves to certain people of their choice in the old epics, especially the Greek ones. I remain skeptical though
Well, I remember two cases of encounters myself which seemed both very convenient. In retrospect one felt like I was being probed for my personal traits and the other was like a genuine help that came out of nowhere. For this, I may rather suggest that some people can really be influenced to the point of being brought on your path at a specific time and place. I find this more acceptable than the idea of these beings having the ability to manifest as humans and walk away and dissolve into the nether as fast as they came by. All of this is extremely speculative too.
>You know, that is very possible and would be an interesting rebuttal to Xenophanes' criticism of anthropomorphism
If these animals were meant to be like us, they'd be like us. I'm not seeing where Xenophanes was going with this.
it's one of those stupid cases of "yeah but what if you were him?" and I just say "I'm not him". This, in particular, when time comes to defend the case of migrants.
There are plenty of variations on this reduction to the other
(put latin here if you want).
There might be something of this order in the Aesir-Vanir war, and Snorri certainly didn't reduce this effect with his genealogy for some gods, although there are disputes on why he'd have done this.
There is merit to the deification thesis because it already happened a lot even at times when certain people had barely passed away in Ancient Rome, and we all have heard of the "White Gods" of many ancient myths from tribes that are nothing White at all.
>I think it also has to do with the fact that the majority of followers of the Abrahamic religions today take their own faith and scriptures as literally as possible (part of the reason why religion itself got a bad reputation in recent decades and as a result we saw the rise of the 'militant atheist') so they assume that it must have been the same for other religious groups.
But they are written to be very realistic sounding, whereas pagan myths shouldn't, in theory, seem so literally possible.
Is this the book that covers the whole range of Gnosticism as some kind of very pessimistic world view? I heard there's a book like that that goes deep into this defeatist tackle on life.
>Marcion: have this Nightmare Mode life
>Valentinus: whole place is fake and shat by some anti-patriarchy meta-vagina with a toolbox
>Somewhat off-topic but since I've seen a lot of talk about gods and Got lately the author made an interesting statement that no ancient person, even Jews or Christians, were monotheists in the sense today that someone believes that one and only one God exists, but instead they were believers in a single high God atop a hierarchy of lesser gods, demons, and other spiritual beings. I think that's definitely accurate.
It has to be to some degree because even if it says "there is no other God but me", earlier books, aside from having names for YHWH which are in fact written as plural forms, say one shall not worship other Gods.
They're close to gypsies. They'd be more at home in the Middle East, Lebanon or Syria.
>In the Zweites Buch one of the main reasons he gives for avoiding a united Europe
It must not be an union but an empire that forces North blood onto ALL the other countries, continuously, for centuries.
Southmost Euros are borderline not White.
South Italy comes to mind but is not an isolated case.
Tone down the D&C will you? The pic with the flags has people who definitely count as White. The grumpy guy on the far right is not and the old orthodox man on the left takes a lot on the Dinaric element I'd say, with a strong influence from the Persian genome.
With the picture featuring the girls, the two on the right are definitely White, the other looks almost Asian.