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Jul 17, 2007

The British Pagans hope Homer will be washed away.
pagans have pledged to perform rain magick to wash away cartoon charactor Homer Simpson, who has been painted next to our famous fertility symbol - the Cerne Abbas giant.
The 17th century chalk outline of a naked, sexually aroused, club-wielding giant has been beleived by mmany pagans to be a symbol of ancient spirituality, bare in mind this drawing has never been offical dated so it could be older then previously mentioned.
Many couples beleive that the 180ft giant, which is carved in the hillside above Cerne Abbas, Dorset U.K, is an aid to fertility.
However a giant 180ft Homer Simpson brandishing a dougnut has been painted next to the well endowed figure in a publicity stund to promote the Simpsons Movie.
it has been painted with water-based biodegradable paint which will wash away as soon as it rains.
Ann Bryn-Evans, joint Wessex district manager for The Pagan Federation (U.K), said 'it's very disrespectful and not at all aesthetically pleasing. We were hoping for some dry weather but I think I have changed my mind. We'll be doing some rain magick to bring the rain and wash it away.'
Cathereine Hosen, who is the Wiltshire representive for The Pagan Federation, said: 'I find it quite shocking and very disrespectful. It's a publicity stunt for a film and we are talking about a monument which is definitely of great historical significance and a lot of peole feel has important spiritual significance as well.'
It is not the first time that the giant has been used to advertise products. He has been used to promote items as diverse as condoms, jeans and bicycles.
Any comments about this will be of intrest to me and my fellow British Pagans as this is like graphity on the walls which is not allowed so why allow this disgusting figure to be painted is beyond belief.
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Posted: Tuesday July 17, 2007, 4:41 am
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Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 18, 2007, 10:59 am
Im a pagan and have been for many years. If this was a permenant disfigurement I would be quite upset. But its just a joke - come on everyone lighten up! Its going to wash away! Paganism by its very nature is an earthy spirituality with no silly hangups about sex - so why no sense of humour?
Lets get more upset over more important things like whats happening with stonehenge!!
rae x

Amanda Petets (93)
Friday August 3, 2007, 2:48 pm
Unfortunatly is has'nt washed away.
There are now doubts about what paint was used and if it was properly water based.
Every-one has a different sense of humour.
I have looked at the image of homer and did not think it was funny.
Other people who are not pagan did'nt think it was funny either.
It is sacred to some pagans. And why should'nt they complain. I suppose that they don't have the right to because they are pagan.
And it's not just pagans who have complained. Other people have found it offensive.
Why should the historic monuments of Britain be used for advertising.
We are surrounded by adverts.
I'd like to think that I could go to the Cerne Abbas giant without having to see more adverts.
As for Stonehenge, pagans are already heavily involved with this.

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