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Tue Apr 30, 2019, 06:54 PM

A US soldier who worships the Norse thunder god Thor just got permission to keep his beard

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-soldier-who-worships-norse-god-thor-permitted-to-keep-beard-2018-4?r=US&IR=T

A bearded US Army soldier who worships Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is being permitted to keep his beard as part of the military's effort to be more religiously accommodating.

In 2017, the Army decided to allow soldiers to wear a turban, beard or hijab for religious reasons. Initially, religious accommodation of facial hair in the Army seemed to be directed at Sikh service members (beards are a religious requirement for male Sikhs).

Now, however, it appears this new policy also permits adherents of the Norse pagan faith, also known as heathens, to keep their beards. Unlike Sikhs, Norse pagans are not required to wear beards as part of their faith, but facial hair is apparently encouraged.

A memo written by commander Col. Curtis Shroedero to a 795th Military Police Battalion soldier who reportedly made the request stated, "I grant your accommodation, subject to the standards and limitations described below."

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Reply A US soldier who worships the Norse thunder god Thor just got permission to keep his beard (Original post)
PupCamo Apr 2019 OP
hlthe2b Apr 2019 #1
Thomas Hurt Apr 2019 #2
Codeine Apr 2019 #4
Thomas Hurt Apr 2019 #5
PupCamo May 2019 #13
Solly Mack Apr 2019 #3
Wounded Bear Apr 2019 #9
Solly Mack Apr 2019 #10
Karadeniz Apr 2019 #6
NCjack Apr 2019 #7
Yeehah Apr 2019 #8
WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2019 #11
Mc Mike May 2019 #12

Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:00 PM

1. 'Guess we'll see a quick increase in THOR worshippers...

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:12 PM

2. Pagan but white, that is going to annoy trumpists.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:14 PM

4. Most Odinists are white supremacists

 

and racist as fuck.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:24 PM

5. Exactly

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Response to Codeine (Reply #4)

Thu May 2, 2019, 10:55 PM

13. care to back up your "most" statement?

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:12 PM

3. Some white supremacists/neo-nazi groups practice a form of neo-Norse beliefs using

Thor's hammer as a symbol. It's racism dressed up in Norse mythology.

Not all who practice the religion are of the racist sort, however.

Depends on the version. Would have to know more besides wearing a beard as an expression of the religion to make that determination.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 09:01 PM

9. Hitler was pretty deep into that Norse and Northern European mythology...

Neo-Nazis just following their leader.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 09:26 PM

10. I must confess to private thoughts of suspicion whenever I hear

someone claiming to worship Thor. Because of the adopted connection between the two. (ws and Norse mythology)

I was trying to be fair earlier, but...well.

The mind, it goes where it goes.

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:34 PM

6. Abuse of freedom.

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:59 PM

7. America is doomed, if it doesn't get right with Thor!!! nt

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 08:53 PM

8. What about the gas mask?

They got one you can use with a beard now?

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 09:32 PM

11. Ha! That's awesome.

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 05:54 AM

12. He has to leave his hammer in the footlocker, though, when he's on duty.

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