Sunday, 17 October 2010

The Pagan Sites of Europe Remembered: (11) Donar's Oak, Geismar, Germany

The site of the Donar Oak with a statue showing St. Boniface atop a tree stump

An oak tree that once stood at the town of Geismar in central Germany was sacred to the pagan god Thor. We know this because the somewhat fanciful account of its destruction was gleefully preserved by the Christian chroniclers of the cultural genocide of Europe's indigenous culture.

The criminal responsible was St. Boniface, an Anglo-Saxon churchman who spread the new totalitarian doctrine of Christianity throughout Germany. As so often was the case, the Christians then occupied the unique sacred site by building one of their standard-issue church buildings. One of his followers, also an Anglo-Saxon, called Willibald wrote about this event in "The Life of St. Boniface" sometime between 754 and 768:

Now many of the Hessians who at that time [the year 723] had acknowledged the Catholic faith were confirmed by the grace of the Holy Spirit and received the laying-on of hands. But others, not yet strong in the spirit, refused to accept the pure teachings of the Church in their entirety.

Moreover, some continued secretly, others openly, to offer sacrifices to trees and springs, to inspect the entrails of victims; some practiced divination, legerdemain and incantations; some turned their attention to auguries, auspices and other sacrificial rites; whilst others, of a more reasonable character, forsook all the profane practices of heathenism and committed none of these crimes.

With the counsel and advice of the latter persons, Boniface in their presence attempted to cut down, at a place called Gaesmere, a certain oak of extraordinary size called by the pagans of olden times the Oak of Donar. Taking his courage in his hands (for a great crowd of pagans stood by watching and bitterly cursing in their hearts the enemy of the gods), he cut the first notch.

But when he had made a superficial cut, suddenly the oak's vast bulk, shaken by a mighty blast of wind from above, crashed to the ground shivering its topmost branches into fragments in its fall. As if by the express will of God (for the brethren present had done nothing to cause it) the oak burst asunder into four parts, each part having a trunk of equal length. At the sight of this extraordinary spectacle the heathens who had been cursing ceased to revile and began, on the contrary, to believe and bless the Lord.

Thereupon the holy bishop took counsel with the brethren, built an oratory from the timber of the oak and dedicated it to St. Peter the Apostle


From "The Life of St. Boniface"

22 comments:

  1. sounds like the 'old gods' don't have the power to defend their own.

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    1. To you petty christian troll:

      Seem like your masochrist couldn't defend himself or his own when he was crusified and in the following centuries until a stupid roman emperor thought it would be nice to have more mindless slaves.

      And if you think they don't strike back, try looking at the "christ the redeemer" in Brasil. You christian scum.

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    2. Daikan: Agreed. I wonder how they cried when a "monument" called "Touchdown Jesus" was torched by lightning. "Big Butter Jeebus!"

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    3. Man, the gods must be really weak if it took them that long to get revenge lol. I'm sure it was the gods, not the fact that tall structures tend to get hit by lightening, it had a metal frame, and was made out of flammable styrofoam or anything. Also, if you think Jesus was never meant to be crucified, read the Bible m9, he talked about it before it even happened. If you want to call the Christian God cruel, look at your own. Zeus sure had an appetite for women. If they were humans, we would call them savages.

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  2. Same logic applies everytime a church gets burned down, a dangerous Christian logic.

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  3. I don't know how anyone can argue that Christianity is a religion of peace. Perhaps it was ORIGINALLY designed as such, but it's own followers perverted and destroyed it to horrible ends.

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    1. No it was never designed as such, read the Bible and you will see that it never talks about love and peace, it talks about dividing everyone, it talks about how much their god hates pagans, how all christians must hate us and destroy us, and remember they say Love jesus or burn for eternity, its more of a sociopath religion with a bunch of happy happy sico sheeps

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    2. SpiritRaven )O(12 May 2015 at 10:27

      Belief Unites...Religion Divides...

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  4. Reply to Anonymous of 26 Feb 2012:

    Here! Here! I totally agree.

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  5. As born and still observed, Christianity is a religion of peace, however individuals since that time have strayed from the course. The next time someone smacks your cheek, just see how hard it is to turn the other one. The headings used to describe Boniface betray the authors prejudices. I find Germanic paganism interesting in an academic way only.

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    1. Sorry, but if you read the Bible you will see it doesnt talk about peace and love, it talks about destroying and burning down your enemies....even your Jesus said it he is not a bringer of peace....look for it and be amazed by the truth -_-

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  6. I wonder what the Kristjans said when "Touchdown Jeebus" was torched by the thunderbolt. I'll gladly and proudly KEEP my Pagan holies and you know what? I don't need saving from an imaginary "sin". I do wrong, I'll own up and pay up. It's simple honourable behavior. I'm not perfect but I don't need to apologise for being human like the Kristjans seem to think.
    Hail Thor, mofos. :-P

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  7. Christianity today is a far cry from what was started in Judea 2000 years ago. It wasn’t meant to be anything more than a sect of Judaism. But just like today some greedy people saw in it the potential to usurp local authority. A parallel today would be all these fundamentalist churches popping up. So Constantine the roman emperor being nobody’s fool said to himself, “This new religion teaches people to bow before authority. I bet if I make it the official religion of Rome I could tighten my control over the empire even more.” Thus he consolidated all the little fringe Christian churches and crushed all those who didn’t follow his Christianity. In reality Christians do not follow Jesus, but Constantine.
    If you notice most of Protestant Europe is north of where the Roman Empire stopped. Rome could never really get a foothold into northern Europe where the old Teutonic Gods were the strongest. The old ones have been working to break the hold of the Latin Church since it invaded. The split with Rome was just a first large step. We are as much a part of them as they are a part of us. Our ancestors who rejected the Latin tyranny just didn’t realize who was behind it. They were so afraid of stepping too far away from the accepted cult they couldn’t make a clean break. It took centuries to get to the point where we can stand up proudly and say I believe in the Gods of my ancestors. My Ancestors were not thuggish barbarians, but decent honest people who loved their families and communities. The Latin church knows this so it has been focusing on “Latin America” where its doctrine of no birth control and have more babies is creating a new army for them. People need to wake up and smell the coffee. The fight isn’t over.
    -Thornhill

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  8. There was a half black half white slave the klu kluks Klan owned and made him the new slave master but since he didn't have a big dick and some gay rapist full blooded nigger was getting some pussy from what ever white bitch he wanted and so many members lied about how they got pregnant I want them shined from Europe. They can have Canada this is my imperial command

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    1. Oh they were helping the nigger rape the half white slave master as well saying "at least your still the new slave master tee her her"

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    2. Oh its all because he had such a nice big nigger dick(white power my asshole)

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  9. OK since klu kluks likes to get we ho they own love them, I don't think those of the white power of Europe should ever respect them ,I have HIV with great white pride and I'm pissed of so bad I may not be allowed to go to judgement day, oh by the way white pagen slave owners in the USA are so fucking stupid for their slaves they will go so far to agrivate some one for the non white slaves they fuck that are already pissed off for being kidnapped and abused into submission then tought to make bombs and after being alerted that forcing royalty to be a sex slave to be raped by their slaves should not be done and slaves are not to be loved later to be a a bus stop watching the fake white power warned pass by in a car with the windows down for me to hear a stupid white bitch say with a huge confident smile yelling "I LOVE MY SLAVES" and then watching the car stop maybe 2 blocks away with her bomb making big dick nigger slaves run out of the car saying stay in the car we'll be back and then hearing sound garden on kroq get turned up louder and then the car blows up with me not remembering I was royalty at the time(del ammo mall) ,oh I didn't laugh I was stuck for 4 hours saying in shock "daaaaamn"

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  10. Sounds like Christian propaganda from st.Boniface.I've read like 3 different accounts of the chopping of Donar's oak and one has st.Boniface getting almost struck by lightning.

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  11. Dumbass Christians think their God is the only one and that he's so called almighty.But how many Christians have been killed?Where was jebus when the Vikings raided his so called house in 793 CE on lindisfarne?That's right nowhere.Their so called Jesus and so called God isn't real like the old Gods.

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  12. OK SOS THE SHE DEMON KNOWN AS HARLOT AND THE DEMON KNOWN AS GAY ARE TRYING TO BE DEMI GODS ON THE EARTH LET ALL WHO ARE YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF LUCIFER THE LORD OF DARKNESS BECAUSE THERE WAS EVEN TIME TRAVEL DONE TO SADUCE THE CHRIST AND GIVE HIM CHILDREN (GYPSY'S) WHILE HE WAS A TEENAGER AND WHAT IS SO BAD ABOUT THIS SHIT, I AM NO LONGER AN IMPERIAL SO THATS WHY YOU SATANIC ONES CAN KNOW BECAUSE CHRISTIANS WILL ALWAYS TELL YOU THE DEVIL IS A LIE ABOUT THI STRUTH I TELL YOU!!!

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