I had question regarding these materials. I'm excited about the book, which I"m requesting on Inter library loan as well as some other Asatru texts.
I"m also a bit concerned because there are several "watchdog"-style books that lump in moderate people with those espousing racist views. It seems that half the sites I've gotten to are borderline on racism while the other specifically state they are open to all people and orientations. I recently left Christianity over some discrimniatory behavior, and would rather not jump into that again.
HOw this relates to Thor? As a young kid, (I'm only 23 now), I read Kurt Busiek's Thor and that's how I loved the character. How he showed up in the Ultron Arc and whupped Ass was the coolest thing ever. Powerful,noble, confident.
And then, secondly, I stuck with the series as it questioned the prevalence of White Avengers. The media blasts really tough, embarassing questions, and Thor gives a response that made me a lifelong fan:
What hath the color of a man's skin do with the content of his Heart?
I mean, really that's the kind of depiction of Thor that has interested me in Asatru, so, I guess, thanks to Marvel comcis are in order.
Anyway, sorry for all this off topic stuff, and if you guys want to pm me personally with responses, I understand.
Thanks for everything
the difference between asatru and skinheads are many.but to answer your one question in regarding race,white supremacy groups seem to think that the gods only want white men.which is false,the only thing the all-father ask is for those with brave hearts to stand with him at ragnarok.he doesn't care if your male or female,black or white onlt that you are brave and true to the gods.i hope this helps your question and good luck in walking the path you have chosen.