Someone recently told me that promoting the Gods was promoting and building a religion. Sorry, but I disagree ! I am trying to teach people that it is the relationships that we develop with the Gods that matters, not the trappings. We do not need a titled religion, organizations, temples, etc... to honor our Great Gods and Goddesses. All we need is a simple altar, our love and respect for the Gods, and time and care to develop a relationship with these wonderful deities who have graced us with their presence.
Although I will always have" Faith in the Aesir ", Asatru has begun to mean more than just that. It has begun to stand for a religion with all the same trappings of those other religions that I have avoided over my lifetime. From this moment, until the day that I die, when asked which religion I belong to, I will answer this way: " I am A Follower of the Old Ways. I honor the Gods and Goddesses of my ancestors ! " End of sentence, end of paragraph, end of story !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !