Tuesday, September 21, 2010

World Peace Day?

So, if I am reading things correctly, today is World Peace day. I'm sure people are out there now, holding shindigs and such in order to celebrate and try and invoke the spirit of World Peace.

Personally, I can't say I'm a fan.

Don't get me wrong, I like peace, to an extent. I admit I like not constantly having to fight (at least not physically, mentally on the other hand). But my biggest problem with World Peace is that it isn't natural. It is, to me, a Monotheistic Ideal, where the world exists at "peace" (this peace normally being a state of being where everyone worships the same god and in the same method). Yet as a Asatruar, or even a Heathen/Pagan in general, I find it abhorrent. There are things worth fighting for. There are things worth fighting wars for. World Peace, to me, speaks or a world in which these things no longer exist, because as long as they exist, there will be battle done because of them. I worship gods and goddesses of war as much as I do the gods and goddesses of love and fertility. Often, at least in the European pantheons, these gods and goddesses cross over. Tyr and Ares were gods of war, but they also brought justice. Aphrodite, Freyja, Freyr, and Thor were gods and goddess of fertility who showed great zeal in battle. Odin and Athena were gods of wisdom and warfare. Each aspect was considered just as important as the other.

So I say keep your World Peace.


  1. well said, and an interesting observation.

  2. "Your bow is not broken but you've run out of arrows. How can you fake being a bard?
    By hitting a bard over the head with your bow and taking his instruments"

    I guess this shows how obtuse I am. I would have gone for the obvious answer and said pluck on your bowstring and pretend it's a harp.

  3. This seems ridiculous to me. World Peace is certainly meaningful to a heathen. The idea that it is monotheistic nonsense is claptrap. You have to have actual, physical battles to fight in order to feel meaningful? That's pretty damn pathetic.

  4. Sigfried, I think you missed the point. I do not have to fight in order to feel meaningful, something is meaningful to me, there for I fight for it. Peace comes when there is nothing more meaningful than a lack of conflict, and you're willing to sacrifice those things simply so you do not have to fight.