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i know this is a couple years old, but i was wondering if anyone had seen it and what are your thoughts?

PAGANS have pledged to perform “rain magic” to wash away cartoon character Homer Simpson who was painted next to their famous fertility symbol - the Cerne Abbas giant.
The 17th century chalk outline of the naked, sexually aroused, club-wielding giant is believed by many to be a symbol of ancient spirituality.

Many couples also believe the 180ft giant, which is carved in the hillside above Cerne Abbas, Dorset, is an aid to fertility.

A giant 180ft Homer Simpson brandishing a doughnut was painted next to the well-endowed figure today in a publicity stunt to promote The Simpsons Movie released later this month.
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, said: “It’s very disrespectful and not at all aesthetically pleasing.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:08 PM on Apr. 12, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • http://monorex.blogspot.com/2007/07/homer-insults-pagan.html


    there is a picture of it in the above link

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • laughingAnd the weirdness goes on...............

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:10 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • If it works, maybe I'LL paint something like that here! We're in a drought and could use the rain!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • If its going to wash away then it's no big deal to me....LOL
    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 10:45 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • LOL, pnwmom . ..

    Honestly, if Homer's off the wall (no pun intended, LOL), I really don't think ANYONE will object!
    jennijune_21

    Answer by jennijune_21 at 11:06 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • I think we tread into dangerous territory when we make a piece of ground, or a building, or a work of art into something "sacred." The sacred should be within us and within our minds. It's silly to worry about such temporal things.
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 11:21 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • Yes, there's oversensitive fundies in all religions...even us Pagans.

    Was it disrespectful? Totally!

    Was it funny? TOTALLY!
    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 11:26 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • Wow, some ppl just want a reason to complain.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 AM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • Im with MamaK on this one.

    Yes it was disrespectful as it probably was meant to be.

    However, it is kinda funny too.
    BonesDragonDew

    Answer by BonesDragonDew at 10:51 AM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • I think the pledge of 'rain magic' is the funniest part. I'm pagan but SERIOUSLY people... It's right up there with the ones that claim "i'm the lost child of avalon" or "i'm part werewolf/vampire/demigod" whatever!
    paganmom05

    Answer by paganmom05 at 4:01 PM on May. 4, 2009

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