An objective study of history will show beyond dispute by rational men that religion has been a major, if not the major, force in shaping our conditions and destiny. A religion can preserve or destroy a people, depending primarily on its structure and the motives of its agents.
Fundamental to any religion is its Gods, God, or Goddesses. They are what distinguish the religious entity from the secular. The belief that one serves the will of whatever higher power the "Gods" represent is a motivational force that has inspired both men and women to perform acts above and beyond the ordinary. Indeed, many have made the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, in service to the will of the Gods.
As one who has made his reason for existence the preservation of his own race, I've given literally thousands of hours of study and reflection to the religious teachings affecting the Aryan race. In this treatise, I'd like to show why I believe in a higher power which men call "God", and why Odinism is the best representation of that power. In other articles I've shown why a biblical religion is incompatible with racial survival, so that won't be the subject here, other than to briefly summarize:
First, prior to biblical, the Aryan race was secure in its nations and existence, as well as dominant throughout the known world. Today, after nearly 2,000 years of biblical religion, including inquisitions, the dark ages, the slaughter and murder of millions in the name of Jesus, the Aryan race faces near certain extinction. The effects must now outweigh the "could have beens" and "would have beens".
Second, a Folk preserving religion must follow a God of the whole Folk, not a personal God of personal advantage.
Third, a Folkish religion must teach fertility, not "sex is sin" and woman hatred (as Paul in I Corinthians 7:1, John in Revelation 14:4, and Jesus in Matthew 5:2 . I could continue, but the purpose is to promote my religion, not attack others.
I've been asked why, considering my judgments regarding biblical religion, that I don't endorse the atheistic concept known as the Church Of The Creator. I've expressed admiration for those portions of COTC teachings which seem valuable, but I'm not an Atheist anymore than a Theist or biblical religionist. In the tradition of the ancients, and of many great thinkers of our race, I am a Deist. Echoing the words of far greater thinkers than myself, I see an intelligent motivating force throughout the universe and behind Nature's Laws.
Our Norse Forefathers, in uncompromising intellectual integrity, admitted that there are things as yet beyond our understanding. Eternity, infinity, the origin of matter, energy, and species, are still subjects of inquiry today. As in other religions, nations, and teachings, our Odinist Forefathers used symbols to represent abstract concepts. Allfather represented the unknowable mysteries of infinity and eternity.
However, unlike the practitioners of priestcraft in biblical religion, Odinists did not, and do not, pretend to speak for "God". The Gods speak to man or woman directly through the evidence of Nature's Laws. The whole purpose of priestcraft is to allow the priest, or the people he represents, to control or have power over others. The power of the pulpit and of "Divine Right to Rule" rests on the words "God said", and a claim of superior access to God. Odinists denounce the whole philosophy of one man having power of compulsion over others.
To Odinists, the Gods and Godesses with names such as Woden (English version of Odin), Thor, Frigga, and Sif, represent forces of Nature, fertility, and noble ancestors. They provide linkage between past, present and future. Their deeds are parables teaching courage and other Aryan virtues. Even a treacherous God like Loki teaches a lesson in the dangers from internal subversion.
Regarding "belief" in a God, or a motive intelligent force throughout the universe, let's again define the word belief. Belief can be blind faith, which is a mark of ignorance, and which allows the adherent to be led anywhere like sheep to the slaughter. A constructive belief is a conclusion based on the best available evidence, where such evidence is insufficient to warrant a statement of fact. I "believe in the God of my understanding, but to make a statement of fact or demand that others conform to my belief would be intellectually dishonest.
The biblical religionists (sometimes called creationists) and the evolutionists have quarreled for many years over their beliefs. As usual, no one considers other alternatives such as intelligent guidance in an evolutionary process, or a kind of genetic engineering, or other possibilities. To the limits of my capabilities, I've tried to find a possibility of evolution as an answer for all life. But, it simply won't work without intelligent intervention. I've read many volumes on evolution and biology. Nowhere can I find an adequate explanation for the development of male and female of the same species. Throughout all the lengthy dissertations on cellular divisions and the growth of ever more complex organisms, there is never a rational acceptable explanation of when the first man fertilized the first woman , or how they developed separately, yet complimentary and in need of each other. Furthermore, modern geneticists tell us that a race of people cannot descend from one couple because the inbreeding would destroy them. So, we are faced with the necessary premise that numerous couples of identical men and women evolved at the exact same period in the eternity of time.
Darwinian evolutionists tell us that White people are merely Negroes who migrated north from Africa eons of time ago, and there, in the cold northern climes, we evolved light skin, hair and eyes. Yet, by their own teachings of natural selectivity, the first thing we should have developed is fur to protect us from the cold. Blue or green eyes, fair skin, or light hair are not profiles of needs or characteristics developed as defense against cold climate.
One could continue almost endlessly on the problems with the theory of evolution as a random circumstance guided only by natural selectivity and survival of the fittest. But it seems the evolutionists have become as doctrinaire as the biblical religionists, so why beat one's head against the wall. We should all agree that we are subject to Nature's Laws.
There are many other reasons to consider Odinism, some concrete, some abstract, some esoteric.
Having studied the works of Carl Jung, I believe the old Gods are a potential colossus within our collective subconscious. The old Gods and the old religion were exclusively ours, and thus, relate to our race-soul. Through the myths and legends we find a link to our past, and a rudder for our floundering racial vessel.
We shall find it necessary to use the vehicle of religion to expound our message of racial survival. It is exceedingly difficult for our enemies to deny that the worship of the old Gods is a bona fide religion, since it has a history of at least several thousand years. Here one might also consider that in the courtrooms of the occupational government a "religion" without a God will soon be judged not to be a religion, and outside the governmental guarantees of religious freedom.
Odinism has the authority of antiquity. Despite 2000 years of persecution, such as Charlemagne's beheading of 5000 Odinists before the Pope, Odin yet lives in our hearts. The rich and powerful symbolism stirs our racial souls.
Odinists are not intolerant. Like others, we expound our beliefs, and that naturally involves pointing out the errors in the beliefs of others. But we do not excommunicate kinfolk of other beliefs from our company, as long as they share our goal of racial preservation. We would not "slay all those who would not have our God reign over them" as the followers of another religion have done to us and our kinfolk by the millions.
Robert Jay Mathews was an Odinist, and the finest man I've known. In Valhalla he waits for those who fight for the life of the Folk. I don't think he cares if you are a Creator, a Christian, or an Odinist, but only that you are White and Proud.
But for my part, his Gods are the Folk's Gods, and they are my Gods.