The Guardian suddenly discovers paganism
- From: Mike Hubbard <mhubbardNOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 01:48:23 +0100
quote: 'Everyone's a pagan now'
From morris dancers in mirror shades to green activists getting intouch with their spiritual side, paganism is going mainstream. Cole
Moreton reports on a new national faith
Look out, here come the pagans. It's late May in central London and a
man dressed as a tree, a witch in a velvet robe and a woman pretending
to be a raven with a long black beak are dancing through the streets
of Holborn, with several hundred others, moving to the rhythm of a
dozen loud drums. They could wake the god of thunder with their noise
but it's OK, the people at the back with the broadswords and shields
are followers of Thor. This is a parade to celebrate pagan pride, and
it would be wise not to get in the way.
If he was writing about trekkies in a similar manner this would be the
sort of thing that would be in the "as others see us" section of
I quite liked the bit about the number of members of various
Not sure about "Once in, you presumably become as vulnerable to
exploitation as any other member of a closed religious group whose
initiated members are taught secret information by a caste of
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Propaganda (n): 1.A district attorney who likes nature religions.
2. Stop a male goose falling over. 3. Have a real look at something.
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