Straw Death

Plenty of folks who talk about runes and Norse stuff who go “I will be brave and go to Valhalla! The rest of you get the straw death.”

So… buddy… you are confusing Christianity with the story of the Northmen.

In Christianity, which is a stolen and modified version of the Jewish faith, there’s gonna be a BIG battle and the bad guys lose and the good guys win. HOORAY!

In the Norse stories, a poet who founded a culture faced unexpected consequences threatening to rip it apart. He tried to build a fighting force that could stem this inevitable destruction -but failed-.

The moral of the story was simple: build a culture while denying its strongest elements WILL result in that culture self-destructing.

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