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

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omen in a Viking village had same right in marriage, which was quite something Eartha time.
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her if she was mistreated.
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#17 - VincentKing ONLINE (02/26/2013) [+] (13 replies)
"And we would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!"
User avatar #2 - thice (02/25/2013) [+] (13 replies)
The vikings actually had a very peaceful way to live. Yes, they where quite brutal and barbaric when it comes to war and pillaging. But when they where at their own village, they had around 20-30 rules to live by, which worked.

Some of them were obvious, like "You should always carry your blade with you.".
And some went like this "You should always find work" and "Keep a clean village".

and there is this one "If someone has commited a heinous crime, you have the right too decapitate him."
#58 - powerfapping (02/26/2013) [+] (17 replies)
Your description.
User avatar #7 - splendiddust (02/26/2013) [+] (6 replies)
wait, i thought it was the other way around and women were the more dominant, like the men would go out pillaging and bring back what they got be it food or gold and then the wife would take care of the money and food, not to mention it was the ultimate shame to have been divorced
User avatar #8 to #7 - limb (02/26/2013) [-]
It was probably like that BEFORE they were forced to become christians.
#40 - sircool (02/26/2013) [+] (6 replies)
is funnyjunk suddenly pro woman's rights?
#98 - jumpinjohosefat (02/26/2013) [+] (4 replies)
#110 - moustachefingers (02/26/2013) [-]
Wife's FW.
User avatar #33 - xjessicaxrabbitx (02/26/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Women had rights as cavemen. Along came civilization and there they go. Civilization, taking away women's rights since 4,000 B.C.E.
#57 - gaffateip (02/26/2013) [+] (12 replies)
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.
User avatar #37 - caesarslegion (02/26/2013) [+] (3 replies)
>hurr durr cviking
>hurr durr Christisna r bad
>hurrr durr this week in sciense
>frontpage.
#29 - mrmamric (02/26/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Because vikings had keys...
#35 to #29 - boothead (02/26/2013) [-]
Dude... Keys and locks have been around for 4,000 years the earliest being made of wood...
Dude... Keys and locks have been around for 4,000 years the earliest being made of wood...
#99 - prettyfire (02/26/2013) [+] (5 replies)
While I've been sick I've entertained myself with sketching softcore femdom inspired by different cultures. You don't see much Viking femdom, 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 #105 to #99 - heartlessrobot (02/26/2013) [-]
Which is why they usually raped when they pillaged.
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User avatar #52 - tigeruppercut (02/26/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Oh look another post bashing Christanity, tell me more how we force our beliefs upon you.
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
User avatar #112 - ishalltroll (02/26/2013) [+] (9 replies)
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 murdered, tortured and terrorized the people into accepting Christianity. Since then, its just been like that.
#95 - treborsivad (02/26/2013) [-]
>Atheists
>Atheists
#36 - anonymous (02/26/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Didnt vikings pillage villages and kinda rape and capture women? just saying
User avatar #47 to #36 - andrz (02/26/2013) [-]
yeah, not their wifes though.
#26 - anonymous (02/26/2013) [+] (5 replies)
And more christian bashing on FJ.
I'm starting to think it's time to leave this community, if you're all nothing but bigots that don't know how to have fun without offending and going against other people beliefs.
-An agnostic that couldn't care less for religion in a FUNNY page.
User avatar #28 to #26 - limb (02/26/2013) [-]
I may be bashing religion and prodding women's rights but I also like vikings.
#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.
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