Just adding a few coals to the fire
5th of the Nine Noble Virtues: Hospitality (no exceptions... not race, religion or sexual prefference in any case... )
8th of the NNV: Self-Reliance: as described in "Exploring the Northern Tradition" by Galina Krasskova: "Ridding oneself of ANY
unconscious motivations, tearing down blockages of ego
, and moving past the codependency and self-pity that we, as a society, have been taught.Now.. as far as racism goes, to me, there is very little more of a blockage of ego, or based on fear and self-pity than that..
Moving on to the English, or Anglo-Saxon version, of Heathenry, one could also live by the Twelve Aetheling Thews, which are an extended version of the Nine Virtues, and then we come by Efnes
: Equality and equal justice for everyone, regardless of gender, race, social standing and so on.
In the case of those pertaining to base their 'superiority' on Heathenry, Asatru, Odinism or any other set of values, I guess it is all up to how you read and explain those values, but I prefer mine to be based on my own strengths and weaknesses, not on those of another, which is exactly what racism and fascism are all about ( "They are wrong and WE are the BEST", sounds like playground-philosophy to me... ).
Heathenry is also all about serving and improving ones community. This cannot be done by excluding others from that community.
By including all races, all genders, all ..... (fill in blanks)
, Heathenry creates a living and breathing community and in doing so also lives by the virtues set forth by Wodan: