Not the darkest day

THREE cheers for the two pagan ladies who wrote and supported my belief about the Rev Geoff Eales and his insulting comments about pagans on a subject he clearly knows nothing about.

THREE cheers for the two pagan ladies who wrote and supported my belief about the Rev Geoff Eales and his insulting comments about pagans on a subject he clearly knows nothing about.

I'd like to highlight that this time of year is called samain pronounced (sow-ien) summer's end, beg of winter, start of the Celtic New Year, refirming rebirth in the midst of darkness and death.

Halloween is not the darkest day of the year, Winter Solstice is on December 21-23 which is celebrated with lights and gifts for the return of the sun and rebirth. This is the longest night and shortest day. It is neither evil nor corrupt!

When the Rev Eales and his followers celebrate "Night of thousand lights", he will be holding a pagan celebration at the wrong time of year. Bonfires and fancy dress being of pagan origins. It is the Christians who stole all the pagans' beliefs, turned it round to suit them and invented evil. I suggest he and his followers do their homework.


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I would like to hear from other pagans in a hope we can raise pagan awareness.

PAULEEN KNELL

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Folly Lane, Uphill

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