Asatru, Neopaganism, & Aryanism
Hey everyone, it looks like my next pastoral call will be in our local state penitentiary, serving as a chaplain. Lots to say about that, but for the moment I am curious to see if anyone has any information or experience with Asatru, Neopaganism, or religious Aryanism (Nordic White Supremacy).
Apparently, though 85% of the Arizona State Penitentiary's inmates claim to be some form of Christian, some 5% are members of one of a number of odd sects with which I am not familiar (e.g., Asatru, Aztec, Wiccan, etc.). Others are members of one or another of the "Christian" cults, the Black Muslims, and of course other, more established non-Christian religions.
Anyhow, if anyone has any familiarity with Asatru, etc, I would appreciate the input. (Of course, I've already looked at the Wikipedia, etc.)
Rev'd Austin Olive
Chaplain, Arizona State Prison Complex (Tucson)
Teaching Elder, EPC
RTS (Jackson), 2001