I have recently found myself under fire on FaceBook on my Cosplay page for Lady Thor Goddess of Thunder. People claiming to be Germanic Pagans and Heathens have flooded my page to post petitions against Marvel to cease and desist on their “bastardization of their god Thor” (bc a woman picking up mjolnir is what set this off, not the 50 fucking years of comic history before now that is the bastardization of Norse mythology/heathenism.) and are all a bunch of bullies, half of which are white supremacists, all of them on their page not promoting or praising their religion but just attacking other religions. (Namely Christianity) and they have escalated from genetic aggressive threats to rape threats.
FB says they are “Not in violation with the community code of conduct”
So just that you guys know, you can share content off a page you are banned from on your own page’s timeline to continue harassing someone after being blocked, threatening her, insulting her, and putting rape sloth memes on the posts and laugh about wanting bad things to happen to that person.
Because I have a Cosplay page where I’m dressed as comic book Thor.
I must deserve rape.
Congratulations for making Paganism as extremist as the Abrahamic religions! Stay classy, Nords.
Like, they don’t even know me. That I wear a mjolnir and have made offerings to the gods under the guidance of my best friend who is a Germanic pagan priestess. Like, she cosplays Marvel Loki while I Cosplay Marvel Thor. I’m pretty sure if there was something truly offensive about Marvel’s Thor she would have something to say about it.
There is a big difference between fiction and a person’s beliefs. There are books like Hellboy and Constantine that are heavy with Christian imagery. Do they reflect Christianity? No. Bc they are works of fiction. What about other pantheons? Hercules has been a tv show, Disney cartoon, two love action movies THIS YEAR ALONE, and an Avenger. He is also a demigod and part of a set of polytheistic beliefs. Are people up in arms about this? Not that I have seen.
I get it, Christians shit the bed every time something happens that they don’t like. But can’t someone be better than them? Please!
I also do not work for marvel. My page is a personal Cosplay page with, like, 200 likes. Why single out my page and it’s few fans?
How gross and petty are these people?
They are a terrible representation of my own culture. (*is a German woman who has been studying Germanic paganism for years but isn’t currently strictly practicing*)
Self proclaimed norse pagans who do these things in the name of defending their faith are not real pagans just as anyone doing this in the name of any number of the abrahamic religions are not true to those views they hold dear, supposedly.
Religion and spirituality were never meant to be weapons and they should not be used as such.
This behavior is vile.