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You'll never guess what one in ten Icelandic people believe...

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Other Minion
Air
The Initiative.
#1 - 2013-12-27 04:36:54 UTC
Eurydia Vespasian
Storm Hunters
#2 - 2013-12-27 06:18:21 UTC
I would like to live in a rock and drink coffee and eated panacakes, too!
Bane Necran
Appono Astos
#3 - 2013-12-27 06:19:35 UTC
All fun and games until a gnome starts shuffling around in front you.

Then what? Where's your precious science then?

"In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom has existence, principle has existence, the Way has existence, spirit is nothingness." ~Miyamoto Musashi

baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#4 - 2013-12-27 11:40:47 UTC
Elves stole my sock once.
Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#5 - 2013-12-27 15:19:24 UTC
The way to attract them is to put little shiny prizes for them out in your garden. Beads, marbles, or shiny new coins are good.
Logical 101
PowerCow Farm
#6 - 2013-12-27 16:21:48 UTC  |  Edited by: Logical 101
Other Minion wrote:

First, what an insanely beautiful country.

Second, I never found these beliefs to be particularly weird comparatively speaking. I mean, after all, the rest of this world believes in virgin births, angels, ascensions to heaven, parting seas and elephant gods.
Mizhir
Escalated.
Project Gungnir.
#7 - 2013-12-27 16:46:52 UTC
You think that is strange?

Probaly not as bad as a certain country where half the population believes that mankind was created by a divine being.

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Commissar Kate
NulzSec
#8 - 2013-12-27 17:12:14 UTC
Mizhir wrote:
You think that is strange?

Probaly not as bad as a certain country where half the population believes that mankind was created by a divine being.


Half? I think thats being rather generous.
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#9 - 2013-12-27 17:18:04 UTC
Mizhir wrote:
You think that is strange?

Probaly not as bad as a certain country where half the population believes that mankind was created by a divine being.

There is only one true divine being, may you be blessed by the touch of his noodley appendages.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

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Feyd's Survival Pack

Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#10 - 2013-12-27 17:29:40 UTC
One out 10 isn't bad. Around 7 of 10 Americans believe God is a white man.

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

Snagletooth Johnson
Snagle Material Services
CAStabouts
#11 - 2013-12-27 20:54:49 UTC
inb4l of not-so-stealthy Look, They Don't Believe What I Believe, Therefore, They Are Stupid And I Am Superior thread.
Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#12 - 2013-12-27 21:29:42 UTC
Underpants Gnomes.

They are real.



Since the cessation of their usefulness is imminent, may I appropriate your belongings?

Eurydia Vespasian
Storm Hunters
#13 - 2013-12-27 23:50:18 UTC
I eated panacakes this morning just because of this thread. I went to bed last night craving them.
Brujo Loco
Brujeria Teologica
#14 - 2013-12-29 20:40:09 UTC
Well as a long time researcher of tribal beliefs and customs involving "magic" , witchcraft and spirits in Latinamerica, I can honestly tell you, the act of believing and sacrificing items that "resonate" with the spirit in question is very common today and pretty much alive.

Can´t go as a far as the boundaries of specific countries, but in the countries I have visited it´s pretty normal to find shrines to many local deities and spirits, and gifts left overnight consisting of foods and drinks plus tobacco.

Don´t see why people are surprised to know that places as far north as Iceland people still believe in Elves.

Heck I believe in much weirder stuff than elves, and I am a white male caucasian with a college degree and several certificates (one of them able to issue gun ownership mental stability certificates and another Mental Health Certificates for Industry labor in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) , plus I have traveled and made acquaintances with several Piaches and Mojans (witch doctors and shamans) of Local ethnic tribes in Venezuela like the Wayuu and Yanomami ...

And you dont see me raving in the streets screaming about demons telling me to kill people by stabbing them in the eyes. I am a pretty regular guy Lol

It´s pretty normal stuff, and honestly, they are still very much alive and demonstrate very profound religious concepts plus cultural beliefs that are in my opinion worth of study and attention, preservation even, considering the encroachment of modern religions destroying the "old ways".

I actually enjoy seeing Icelandic folk still believing in such things and organizing their gardens, even some of their roads according to these customs.

Cheers!

o/

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Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
#15 - 2013-12-29 22:35:09 UTC  |  Edited by: Akita T
If 1 in 10 Icelanders believes in elves, then 1 in 10 Australians believes in dropbears.
Just sayin' Twisted
Debora Tsung
Perkone
Caldari State
#16 - 2013-12-30 11:26:56 UTC  |  Edited by: Debora Tsung
Elves.

I'm awesome, I didn't even have to click your link to guess that.

Stupidity should be a bannable offense.

Fighting back is more fun than not.

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stoicfaux
#17 - 2013-12-30 14:09:02 UTC
But do the icelanders have the elf/fairy equivalent of our Creationism Museum?

"The state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden’s Rivers."


No? Amateurs.

Pon Farr Memorial: once every 7 years, all the carebears in high-sec must PvP or they will be temp-banned.

Debora Tsung
Perkone
Caldari State
#18 - 2013-12-30 14:16:58 UTC
stoicfaux wrote:
But do the icelanders have the elf/fairy equivalent of our Creationism Museum?


My god, I always thought that was just a myth, tales from the other side of the earth... Shocked

Stupidity should be a bannable offense.

Fighting back is more fun than not.

Sticky: AFK Cloaking Thread It's not pretty, but it's there.

Mizhir
Escalated.
Project Gungnir.
#19 - 2013-12-30 14:33:19 UTC
stoicfaux wrote:
But do the icelanders have the elf/fairy equivalent of our Creationism Museum?

"The state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden’s Rivers."


No? Amateurs.



Iceland has a phallic museum instead. Hard to beat that one.

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stoicfaux
#20 - 2013-12-30 14:45:27 UTC
Mizhir wrote:
stoicfaux wrote:
But do the icelanders have the elf/fairy equivalent of our Creationism Museum?

"The state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden’s Rivers."


No? Amateurs.



Iceland has a phallic museum instead. Hard to beat that one.

What's so hard about beating a phallus? Even a kid can do it.

Pon Farr Memorial: once every 7 years, all the carebears in high-sec must PvP or they will be temp-banned.

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