Until c.1080 CE, the Temple of Uppsala stood tall and proud outside Gamla Uppsala, Sweden. The temple served as a place of worship and community dedicated to pagan deities such as Thor, Odin, and Freyr. By the eleventh century, however, religious civil war had pitted Christians against pagans with Christianity emerging as the victor. Christian
Imagine a scenario involving a casual sexual encounter. You are out at a club, have a few drinks, and meet an attractive companion. Excitement and inebriation cause a momentary lapse in judgment, and you engage in unprotected intercourse. Days, weeks, even months later, you fall ill and make an appointment to see your family physician.