Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fact of the Day: Olde Germanic Christianity

From the years 700-1110, the lands of present-day Germany and Scandinavia went under gradual increases of Christianity until it became the dominant religion. While some areas of Europe quickly threw the old gods into the realm of mythology, in the Germanic regions there was a strange co-existence. It wasn't uncommon for a person to pray to both Odin and Jesus, especially if one of them did not answer their prayers. 

13 comments:

  1. Very good Adam
    If one doesn't come to the rescue then try the other - ha ha.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  2. I wonder how the world would look like today if their wasn't for all the religions which try to dominate and spread around instead of just being tolerant

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  3. Agree with Dezmond on that one!

    -Kati

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  4. Thank goodness we have outgrown all that fantasy rubbish. Oh, hang on a minute...

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  5. haha they didn't want to put all their eggs in one basket.

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  6. we humans know that we made religions to make peace in our heart and world as well,but again somewhere inside us exist a strong belief that this whole so well organized and constant show of life and universe has someone or something to hold it this way for so looong

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  7. Interesting! I was fascinated by Greek and Roman mythology.

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  8. Religion amazes me. Especially from those eras! I feel God had much more control over helping each individual. Answers weren't as mysterious I guess is how I'd put it.

    - Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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  9. I don't believe any religion can save anyone - only Jesus can do that. : ) That's what the Bible tells us.

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  10. Interesting. The Bible tells of a similar occurrence when Israel was conquered by the Assyrians. They were moved somewhere else, and other people were moved to Israel's land. They had problems with animal attacks, so they petitioned the Assyrian rulers and were sent Israelite priests to teach them about God. The new settlers ended up worshipping God (since they figured it was His land and they had to serve him to avoid the attacks) as well as their own gods.

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  11. In Iceland during this era, crafts people would make Thor's Hammer amulets with little crosses on them as well. They probably sold well among fence-sitters.

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  12. The history of all religions is quite fascinating.

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  13. Christianity was grafted onto many older religions.

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