Hey Kids, we all know the story about how mankind got kicked out of the first paradise, all doomed to an eternity of torment unless we agree to sell our souls, follow a bunch of rules, or sell our souls and follow a bunch of rules, all because the first man and woman decided to have a bite of fruit that gave them the knowledge of Good and Evil. That seems like a really raw deal, especially since said knowledge of good and evil doesn’t seem to be hereditary, judging by the fact we’ve had philosophers since the dawn of time try to figure out what is good and evil. So, you get the screwing without the rewarding.
But we here at Asatru: World’s Greatest Religion* have an offer for you!
How would you like a religion where those in charge don’t screw you over because you want to know stuff, but they actually give you knowledge themselves? Sounds exciting, right? We know! And we deliver!
Did you know that Odin, our God of Wisdom and Fury, gave us the Runes, the Scandinavian writing system. Not only that, Odin hung himself upon the world tree Yggdrasil and died as an offering of himself to himself to bring forth the runes. Which means, not only did he not punish us humans for wanting knowledge, he punished himself to get that knowledge to give to us! That’s way different for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
And there’s no realm of knowledge that’s forbidden. Sex, war, science, etc. All fields are open for study, as long as you are aware that knowledge comes with a price. While it’s always smart to be careful what knowledge you unleash, the Gods are not going to punish you for wanting to know things, in fact they may even help you!
Knowledge friendly religion. It’s that good.
*Warning: Asatru may or may not be the world’s greatest religion. Your mileage may vary with Asatru and other heathen religions. Asatru does not promise you salvation from your sins or an easy way out for past wrongs you have done to people. Asatru is a religion with homework. Those allergic to reading or thinking for themselves may find they have difficulty with Asatru. Do not take Asatru if you are a religious zealot, as you might find the multiplicity of opinions might cause headaches, nausea, open-mindedness, and an intolerance for religious stupidity and supremacy from monotheistic religions.