Though we tend to think of white supremacists as Christians, and a whole lot of them are, a fair number of them are also Odin worshippers. The alleged killer in Kansas who opened fire at a pair of Jewish centers last week is one of them. He thinks Christianity is bad because it was invented by Jews. CNN quotes his autobiography:
I’d love to see North America’s 100 million Aryan Christians convert to the religion invented by their own race and practiced for a thousand generations before the Jews thought up Christianity.Odinism! This was the religion for a strong heroic people, the Germanic people, from whose loins we all descended, be we German, English, Scott, Irish, or Scandinavian, in whole or in part.
Odin! Odin! Odin! Was the battle cry of our ancestors; their light eyes ablaze with the glare of the predator, as they swept over and conquered the decadent multi-racial Roman Empire.
And Valhalla does not accept Negroes. There’s a sign over the pearly gates there which reads, “Whites only.”
There was a lot of Odinist imagery used by the Nazis, along with a great deal of Christian imagery as well (“Gott Mit Uns”).