To argue a point of view, or a particular " fact " is not the problem. Anyone and everyone in our religion should ( AND DOES ) have the right to their own opinion, However, when you force your ideas, or ideals, on others, or make fun of someone's particular point of view, you have become not only a bully, but very similar to what the Christians have evolved into over the past 1, 500 years, a one sided debater who tries to shout down any view or opinion that doesn' t mesh with their Christian ideals, or some line they quote from their bible.
Our Eddas and Sagas, many of which were written after the Viking Age when Christianity ruled over most of Scandinavia and Germany, will always be open to debate and controversy. Were authors such as Snorri Sturlusson trying to accurately portray the old religion, or were they instead trying to show the folly of the old religion compared to their perceived grandeur of their new Christian religion ? This is a question that is hard to answer because the authors are long dead and buried and we can only guess at what their true intentions were in writing these ancient texts. Personally I have always felt that these stories are genuine, especially since many are supported by pictographs on Rune stones that seem to depict scenes from the Eddas and Sagas. Though it also must be said that these Christian authors added points of views that Pagans 3 - 5 hundred years before would not have shared. A good example is the last lines of Voluspa ( Which I leave out of my own translation ):
The mighty one comes down on the day of doom,
that powerful lord who rules over all.
The fact that our religious texts are open to interpretation is the cause of most of the arguments that roll around the internet.. Of course the biggest source of tension in our religion is whether Loki, and the Jotuns, should be included and honored in our religious rituals. There seem to be three prevailing theories on how to deal with this issue : 1. Total exclusion. 2. Total inclusion. 3. Inclusion but seperation. I personally believe in total inclusion, and I am not someone who honors Loki or the Jotuns. I simply accept that our religion is seen slightly differently by every individual, and I do not feel that I have the right to judge others by using my values as a guideline for them.
To those out there who feel that their points of views are the ONLY points of views that matter I would simply say this : " You are performing a disservice to our religion with your selfishness, and are dishonoring the Gods and Goddesses by your actions. Accept that your point of view is not the only point of view, and that to build a religion, our religion, back to the greatness that it once enjoyed, we must all band together and help one another. Selfishness is divisive in nature and will only hurt our religious revival, and set back the progress that we have already made. A person who stands alone in battle will not last long against his enemy, but a multitude of like folk standing side by side can conquer all obstacles and enemies !
Go with Odin' s Wisdom, Freyja' s love, and Thor's protection !