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Do all Christian faiths consider the Seven Deadly Sins to be a sin?

I wonder how a society based in lies can even work. I've only seen attempts at it in fiction and even then some truth is needed.

Never heard of Asatru before. Is Asatru a Scandinavian type of word or is it an English word?
 

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Do all Christian faiths consider the Seven Deadly Sins to be a sin?

I wonder how a society based in lies can even work. I've only seen attempts at it in fiction and even then some truth is needed.

Never heard of Asatru before. Is Asatru a Scandinavian type of word or is it an English word?
Asatru is basically a modern word for Norse paganism used by neo-pagans. As others have said in here it's not very inclusive of norse pagan beliefs because it implies worship of the Aesir who aren't the only divine figures in the Norse pantheon
 

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See post #88 (on page 5 of this thread).
"Celtic paganism is not in. Egyptian paganism is... kind of in? Kushitism (shown in the DD's screenshot) draws many elements and influences from it, including the inclusion of various Egyptian gods as part of its pantheon. However, it is not immediately recognizable as the Egyptian paganism that was popularized after Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign, since it focuses more on Upper Egypt/Nubia than Lower Egypt."
This is design decision that's as anachronistic as depicting the Irish in 867 as having druids and wicker men IMO. Where is the evidence that in 867 anywhere in historic lower Egypt/Nubia/Abussinia/Eritrea/whatever in 867 there were rulers or a majority of the populace revering Identifiable Name Brand Ancient Egyptian Dieties (TM)? Maybe in like 600AD.
 

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This is design decision that's as anachronistic as depicting the Irish in 867 as having druids and wicker men IMO. Where is the evidence that in 867 anywhere in historic lower Egypt/Nubia/Abussinia/Eritrea/whatever in 867 there were rulers or a majority of the populace revering Identifiable Name Brand Ancient Egyptian Dieties (TM)? Maybe in like 600AD.
I think it's worth noting that, judging on how Jain in India in CK2 is portrayed, when a wider area has a noteable minority religion the devs seem to shuffle it around and concentrate those minorities in a set area to form a few counties where it's the majority religion, often complete with rulers. One can debate if that's the best approach or if one should simply add Kemetic to a heretic outbreak in egypt, and Celtic to a heretic outbreak in the isles or brittany, to represent that minority winning back members during a period of low zeal for the dominant religion. (Actually that's a cool mechanic which would honestly work really well in the 876 start, I might incorporate that into the mod I apparently have to make in order for Celtic to even be in the game...)

(Also wickermen were never a historical celtic thing that was romans being romans and spinning spooky narratives about the "other"s beyond their borders, but there's no evidence of any being constructed or burnt archaeologically speaking or from other sources.)
 

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Do all Christian faiths consider the Seven Deadly Sins to be a sin?

I wonder how a society based in lies can even work. I've only seen attempts at it in fiction and even then some truth is needed.

Never heard of Asatru before. Is Asatru a Scandinavian type of word or is it an English word?
A Society based on lies? I don‘t have to imagine that, I just look into modern politics. Especially but not solely the USA.
 

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Do all Christian faiths consider the Seven Deadly Sins to be a sin?

I wonder how a society based in lies can even work. I've only seen attempts at it in fiction and even then some truth is needed.

Never heard of Asatru before. Is Asatru a Scandinavian type of word or is it an English word?
Politicians have been lying through there teeth to us for centuries...
 

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Huh. I was wondering how much of an influence they've had so I looked it up and it turns out there's a Maronite Church less than five miles from my house, I just never noticed it in the backstreet. Interesting how long they've been around without receiving much attention in the West.
To represent the Maronites and possibly other Eastern Catholics .. or perhaps western Orthodox for that matter, I would go for two separate things in Christianity:
  1. Rites. These are to do with the traditions of your church, and could be represented by having distinct marriage rules, distinct clergy rules and organization
  2. Communions to represent common doctrine/tenets (like Christological doctrines) .
 

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To represent the Maronites and possibly other Eastern Catholics .. or perhaps western Orthodox for that matter, I would go for two separate things in Christianity:
  1. Rites. These are to do with the traditions of your church, and could be represented by having distinct marriage rules, distinct clergy rules and organization
  2. Communions to represent common doctrine/tenets (like Christological doctrines) .
Rites would help with the extreme western Catholics as well. (Iberian rrites, Insular rites, and so on)
 

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Rites would help with the extreme western Catholics as well. (Iberian rrites, Insular rites, and so on)
I'm going to repeat my suggestion from elsewhere: if this extended to ritual variation generally, rather than just eucharistic rites specifically, it could be used to allow Norse Christians under a 'Danish rite' to have more Danico secondary wives.

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Please, don't call Norse Paganism "Asatru". Asatru is a modern reconstruction. One should be cautious about acknowledging the distinction between the authentic medieval and pre medieval practices and beliefs from the modern reconstructed ones.
 

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Indeed. You point out the very real and major historiographical debates in the field, but when it contradicts precious pop history tantrums get thrown.
It's sad, because this is what makes history so interesting - it's continually reframed and retold.

Here are two brilliant books that came out recently, one which reassesses traditional views on Charlemagne's government, the other on Henry the Young King, son of Henry II.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/book...9ED35B3FDFA3284C827E6477411#fndtn-information

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27248525-henry-the-young-king-1155-1183
 

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Technically. It exists, but was primarily added to fill out our history database for characters who actually were Hellenic — nobody alive in either start date is a follower of it.
In chapter 50 of De Administrando Imperio, written by Byzantine emperor Constantine VII, it states that the Maniots who lived in southern Greece followed the religion of the ancient Greeks until they were converted to Christianity during the reign of Basil I. His reign was from 867 to 886, which does suggest that there still was a Hellenic community at 867.
 

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In chapter 50 of De Administrando Imperio, written by Byzantine emperor Constantine VII, it states that the Maniots who lived in southern Greece followed the religion of the ancient Greeks until they were converted to Christianity during the reign of Basil I. His reign was from 867 to 886, which does suggest that there still was a Hellenic community at 867.
Sure, but you don't play villagers in CK but noblemen.
 

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Sure, but you don't play villagers in CK but noblemen.
The idea that a nobleman would convert to an almost dead religion is implausible but not impossible. There were Byzantine noblemen who remained secretly pagan in the 6th century, even after being pagan carried the death penalty as documented by the trials and executions of some of them. Such nobles would no longer have existed in the 9th century, but one can imagine a nobleman deciding to convert to the religion of his ancestors and to have as an example those nobles who had remained true to their ancestral religion even within an extremely hostile Christian society. Such a conversion would be very unlikely, but stranger things have happened in history.