I grew up during the Vietnam War, and Watergate, and do not trust anything authoritative people tell me. I don't know what motivates them to write what they do ! I use my independent mind to seperate what I feel is right, and what is wrong for me. And if that does not match the ideas of others, or the established norm, I don't care ! ( Nor should you !) These are our Gods and Goddesses too, not just the property of the so - called experts in our religion. In a world, ( supposedly), of freedom of religious expression, we all have the right to be independent, and lead our religion through this century in a way that is right for us as individuals, as well as for the overall good of the majority. Any idiot can write a blog or a book, but only you can decide what is right for your relationship with the Gods and Goddesses. No person who has never met you should be allowed to force you to compromise your way of honoring the Gods and Goddesses ! Be independent and lead ....... even if no one follows !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love and Thor's protection !