I personally had no interest in religion at all ! As a kid my mom and dad would send me and my brother to Sunday School and we would walk in the front door and right out the back door. We did not buy into the " because the Bible tells us so ", outlook on life. We would spend the time playing with friends. We just had to make sure we did not get dirty. We never got caught ! I considered myself to be an Atheist in my youth and an Agnostic as a young adult. I believed in a higher being in my twenties but thought we as mortals could never hope to understand them.
Then slowly over several years the Gods and Goddesses started to show me things. An unknown heritage; a book seen out of the corner of my eye; an article read by chance and visions of things I would later see, all lead me to where I am today. The Triad of Odin, Thor and Freyja slowly drew me into a religion that I did not even know still existed. Now it is a part of me like my arms and my legs.
I would like to know how my readers got started in the Asatru religion, or any Pagan religion for that matter. Unlike the mainstream religions choosing a Pagan religion makes us vulnerable to ridicule and sometimes even downright prejudice. So the choice is a more difficult one to make. I think the Gods and Goddesses " speak " to us all in different ways and expect different things from us all. Last month I had over 600 people read my articles so I hope that at least a few of you will share your story, or reason, for choosing to walk the Pagan path. I think this is an experience worth sharing. I hope you will too ! All names will be kept out of the stories.
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love and Thor's protection !