Catholic marchers turn on Glastonbury pagans | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited

Saturday, November 04, 2006
Catholic marchers turn on Glastonbury pagans | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited: "In scenes reminiscent of medieval witchhunts, Catholic pilgrims in Glastonbury have attacked pagans and threatened to 'cleanse' them from the town.

Local pagans were pelted with salt and branded witches who 'would burn in hell' during a procession organised by Youth 2000, a conservative Catholic lay group. The Magick Box, a pagan shop on the route of the march, was also singled out and attacked.

Maya Pinder, the owner of the shop, said: 'We've had to hear comments such as 'burn the witches', we've had salt thrown in our faces and at our shop, people were openly saying they were 'cleansing Glastonbury of paganism'."

8 comments:

Fresh Air said...

I wasn't aware there were any Catholics left in Europe. These must be the ones that haven't died off yet.

Seneca the Younger said...

The Pope moved?

chuck said...

It's good to see Europe refighting these battles after all these centuries. It is, I suppose, the trickle down effect of enlightened socialism at the top. Or perhaps this is the natural consequence of the current barbarian revival as Europe seeks its roots after the cultural trauma of Roman occupation.

Mind, this report comes from 1) a newspaper, and 2) the Guardian. So there is no telling what really went on. Even so, I am feeling a strong impulse to join the Society for Creative Anachronism. It is best to be prepared for the future.

Fresh Air said...

Not counting the Pope.

Fresh Air said...

Chuck--

The SCA's sword-fighting skills could come in handy in about 50 years when the Islamic curtain is pulled over the entirety of Continental Europe.

For the US, though, I'm thinking something like this would be better suited to homeland defense.

Skookumchuk said...

fresh air...

Hmm. Intriguing. Could you put one on a golf cart? It would solve the goose infestation problem at several of our local courses.

But for US home defense, nah, overly dramatic. You would be fine with one of these. And in fact, after the Islamofascist curtain descends on Yurp, we might be gunrunning stuff like this to the few uncowed locals left who are willing to fight. Could be worse.

gumshoe1 said...

those oppressive Catholics!

next they'll be burning
half of Paris.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

The other day Roger Simon was opining that it is too late for Europe. Clearly it isn't. There's still time to put all the Muslims and secularists in the ovens. This is what Europe's waking up will look like. It won't be pretty.