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Christianity: Hindering women's rights since 800 A.D.

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#138 - magsschroedinger (02/26/2013) [-]
Well, my mom still has keys to our house, but we live in Denmark, which was NOT hit by Christianity.... EVER.. and I have proof
#135 - anonymous (02/26/2013) [-]
im not sure if i should find this a good or a bad thing
#130 - colonelspaz (02/26/2013) [-]
I don't have a reaction pic to this so here's a funny .gif instead.
I don't have a reaction pic to this so here's a funny .gif instead.
User avatar #122 - Crusader ONLINE (02/26/2013) [-]
I see this as less of a religion aspect and more of a cultural aspect that migrated along side religion.
Much like Christianity spreading to the Americas and the Natives at the same time as mercantilism and fashion styles.
User avatar #126 to #122 - spidahridah (02/26/2013) [-]
That doesn't have anything to do with Christianity. That's the spread of European culture and white people. The Christianized Scandinavians kept most of their culture and European identity except for their ├ůsatro.
User avatar #131 to #126 - spidahridah (02/26/2013) [-]
And lust for Christian blood.
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User avatar #116 - beamersmack **User deleted account** (02/26/2013) [-]
I'm telling you guys, if we just had more vikings, the world would be better.
#115 - pyromanen (02/26/2013) [-]
Thank god for Christianity..!

Pun intented..
#114 - spidahridah (02/26/2013) [-]
MFW considering the fact that Christianity even still exists in the Western world.   
It's true though. Nearly all of my country's culture, values, and sense of honor disappeared when Christianity reached it. I liked it better when we were the one raping and pillaging them Jehovah worshipers.
MFW considering the fact that Christianity even still exists in the Western world.
It's true though. Nearly all of my country's culture, values, and sense of honor disappeared when Christianity reached it. I liked it better when we were the one raping and pillaging them Jehovah worshipers.
#113 - mooghens (02/26/2013) [-]
well thank god for that
User avatar #112 - ishalltroll (02/26/2013) [-]
Why the christians managed to force christianity onto the vikings is a complete puzzle to me.
Vikings were absolute ******* badasses, they ******* almost took Constantinople, the crossroads of the world 3 times and fought so impressively that the ruler of the city hired some as his private guards. Also, they found America first.
#118 to #112 - spidahridah (02/26/2013) [-]
Norwayfag here. To explain it to you, Christians didn't exactly "manage" to Christianize Scandinavia. An heir to the Norwegian throne called Olav Tryggvason was studying abroad in England, where he was Christianized by the scholars there, and when he was to return as king, he and his men basically ******** , tortured and terrorized the people into accepting Christianity. Since then, its just been like that.
User avatar #124 to #118 - ishalltroll (02/26/2013) [-]
So why didn't the Vikings ****** that traitor king?
User avatar #136 to #124 - spidahridah (02/26/2013) [-]
It's ALSO important to keep in mind that the "Viking era" was mostly before Norway was unified under one king. Things started to change when it became one nation, and not micro-kingdoms ruled by Jarls, where every man were much more individualistic, and went on Viking raids on personal fleets, for personal profit. So basically, there wasn't much "Vikingry" even before Olav Christianized us.
Also, not gonna lie, Olav Tryggvason was one of the most badass kings Norway has never had, winning several wars against Swedes, Danes, and English, and ruled wisely as king. Looking away from all the evil **** he did to the Pagan people.
User avatar #132 to #124 - spidahridah (02/26/2013) [-]
As I take it you're German, I guess you could sort of compare it to Hitler and Waffen SS in Germany. Why didn't the people just ****** this treacherous bastard? Because he had the power and the soldiers. Same thing with the Norwegian King and his Hird.
#145 to #132 - prettyfire (02/28/2013) [-]
why do you immediately assume ishalltroll is german? what on earth led you to that conclusion? there was no German-ish grammar or spelling mistakes, and the name hardly gives away their ethnicity. Was it because they don't agree with you, so they're eeeevil Nazi communists, is that it?
User avatar #146 to #145 - spidahridah (02/28/2013) [-]
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#147 to #146 - prettyfire (02/28/2013) [-]
oooooook. didn't realize people actually looked that up before responding to a comment. Would you like to know where I live, too?
#148 to #147 - spidahridah (02/28/2013) [-]
If it pleases you.
User avatar #129 to #124 - spidahridah (02/26/2013) [-]
It's important to keep in mind that the "Vikings" were nearly 100% loyal to their leader, the Jarl, or in later times, the King. Norse warriors had a full commitment to this one person, only. This is called the Hird. Also, considering at the time being, King Olav had all the fierce Viking warriors (now Christianized) while the people he forced Christianity upon were commoners and peasants, who couldn't really face them with much resistance.
#110 - moustachefingers (02/26/2013) [-]
Wife's FW.
#99 - prettyfire (02/26/2013) [-]
While I've been sick I've entertained myself with sketching softcore ****** inspired by different cultures. You don't see much Viking ****** , which is a shame because it actually works quite well with the culture.

For one thing, the men would go on dangerous raids risking their lives to bring back treasures, but as soon as they came home they had to hand it over to their wives. You see, women were in charge of the household's money because they were believed to be magic and have the ability to see into the future, but more about that later.
Also, the men did their best not to anger their wives because they had the ultimate weapon: divorce. It was a great shame for a man to have his wife divorce him.
Men weren't even allowed to touch a woman's hand if she had not agreed to it or he would be punished by law.

so long story short, Viking men did not mess with Viking women, and some women used that. ;)

*this is the caption on this pic*
User avatar #101 to #99 - limb (02/26/2013) [-]
This is a really neat comment and picture. Thank you sir.
User avatar #106 to #104 - limb (02/26/2013) [-]
Did you draw the picture in your first comment because I like it.
#107 to #106 - prettyfire (02/26/2013) [-]
no it's some Danish woman who draws a whole lot of comics.
#117 to #98 - anonymoose (02/26/2013) [-]
Fixed* Because saying "the Ginnungagap" is like saying "the Norway".
User avatar #121 to #117 - darklit (02/26/2013) [-]
You erased "into"...
#125 to #121 - anonymoose (02/26/2013) [-]
. . . how did I even manage to do that?
. . . how did I even manage to do that?
#127 to #125 - anonymoose (02/26/2013) [-]
Second time lucky.
#97 - anonymous (02/26/2013) [-]
I am happy to be free of religion. It is something that indoctrinated me and to some degree may have made me an intolerant, antisocial person because of You need to login to view this link trying to repair the damage now.Making progress.
User avatar #100 to #97 - limb (02/26/2013) [-]
What the **** are you talking about? I like vikings.
#95 - treborsivad (02/26/2013) [-]
>Atheists
>Atheists
#58 - powerfapping (02/26/2013) [-]
Your description.
User avatar #133 to #58 - disturbedfan (02/26/2013) [-]
Basically the internet version of one of Jesus's most popular teachings lol.
#61 to #58 - limb (02/26/2013) [-]
Your comment .
#62 to #61 - powerfapping (02/26/2013) [-]
Your spoon.
#66 to #65 - powerfapping (02/26/2013) [-]
Sorry, I'm not a Whovian.
#67 to #66 - limb (02/26/2013) [-]
I have this gif.  Probably is better with out all the rage faces.
I have this gif. Probably is better with out all the rage faces.
#71 to #70 - powerfapping (02/26/2013) [-]
I guess you could say that
#75 to #71 - limb (02/26/2013) [-]
This is one of my favorite .jpgs
#79 to #75 - powerfapping (02/26/2013) [-]
One of my weirdest.
User avatar #80 to #79 - limb (02/26/2013) [-]
I've *********** 4 times today. Does that count as powerfapping?
#84 to #80 - powerfapping (02/26/2013) [-]
If I had a Powerfapping's gif of approval. Yes. This would be it.
If I had a Powerfapping's gif of approval. Yes. This would be it.
User avatar #85 to #84 - limb (02/26/2013) [-]
I have a gif with a camera man for a porn video getting an accidental cumshot it doesn't show any nudity but it makes you feel bad for the guy.
#88 to #85 - powerfapping (02/26/2013) [-]
That does make me feel bad for him. Guy's just trying to make a living and he's gotta have cum shooting at him.
User avatar #91 to #88 - kamusioso (02/26/2013) [-]
LOOK AT ALL THE PRETTY LINES!
#90 to #88 - limb (02/26/2013) [-]
This thread is now NSFW.
This thread is now NSFW.
#57 - gaffateip (02/26/2013) [-]
How Norway became Christian:   
Olav Tryggvason came from England with many ships and men in the summer of AD 995. He came to claim the throne of Norway and to bring Christianity to the country. He went ashore on the island of Moster on the west coast of Norway. He was accompanied by several English priests and a bishop called Grimkjell. On the island Olav Tryggvason held the first official mass in Norway.   
Olav Tryggvason asked a man if he wanted to become a christian, he answered no.   
Olav Tryggvason then killed him and moved on to the next man and asked him the same question, of course, the man answered yes.   
That's pretty much how it began, no = you die         yes = you live.   
 About 35 years later Norway was officially a Christian country.
How Norway became Christian:
Olav Tryggvason came from England with many ships and men in the summer of AD 995. He came to claim the throne of Norway and to bring Christianity to the country. He went ashore on the island of Moster on the west coast of Norway. He was accompanied by several English priests and a bishop called Grimkjell. On the island Olav Tryggvason held the first official mass in Norway.
Olav Tryggvason asked a man if he wanted to become a christian, he answered no.
Olav Tryggvason then killed him and moved on to the next man and asked him the same question, of course, the man answered yes.
That's pretty much how it began, no = you die yes = you live.
About 35 years later Norway was officially a Christian country.
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#81 to #63 - imofcnotharveydent (02/26/2013) [-]
not really half, It's just that when someone knocks on your door and leaves you alone if you answer yes, but slaughter you and rape your family and puts your head on poles in front of the village, you might want to say yes.
not really half, It's just that when someone knocks on your door and leaves you alone if you answer yes, but slaughter you and rape your family and puts your head on poles in front of the village, you might want to say yes.
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#89 to #83 - imofcnotharveydent (02/26/2013) [-]
men of violence everywhere, you just need a cause
men of violence everywhere, you just need a cause
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#96 to #93 - imofcnotharveydent (02/26/2013) [-]
you go do that and kill maybe a little bit more of ten people...    
However raise yourself in the system, work hard, and become a politician. Then you can kill ten thousands of people, without breaking a drop of sweat.
you go do that and kill maybe a little bit more of ten people...
However raise yourself in the system, work hard, and become a politician. Then you can kill ten thousands of people, without breaking a drop of sweat.
#69 to #63 - limb (02/26/2013) [-]
Do you even logic?
Do you even logic?
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#74 to #72 - limb (02/26/2013) [-]
I'm sorry I don't get to use that gif often.
I'm sorry I don't get to use that gif often.
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User avatar #59 to #57 - Grizzally (02/26/2013) [-]
That is pretty much how it happened everywhere
User avatar #52 - tigeruppercut (02/26/2013) [-]
Oh look another post bashing Christanity, tell me more how we force our beliefs upon you.
#103 to #52 - anonymous (02/26/2013) [-]
When it comes to scandinavia, Christanity was literaly forced upon us yes.
#55 to #52 - anonymous (02/26/2013) [-]
well you see that is fact, you can't refute it.
User avatar #56 to #55 - tigeruppercut (02/26/2013) [-]
I'm not here for another boring debate, I'm just stating how repetitive this **** is
#41 - anonymous (02/26/2013) [-]
Typical religion bashing. Just as annoying as Christians shoving their beliefs down your throat. Thumbed down.
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