Letter to the Telegraph

Yesterday the Telegraph ran a story “Pagans demand return of church buildings ‘stolen’ 1,300 years ago”. While the story reports on actions of the Odinist Fellowship, the headline suggests that this demand is from the wider Pagan community so I have dropped the Telegraph a letter:

Sir – Your headline “Pagans demand return of church buildings ‘stolen’ 1,300 years ago” could be read to suggest that this demand is representative of Pagans in general. It is not. While the Odinists have every right to ask for the return of a church, I suspect that this is not an action that most Pagans would take.

Speaking as a Druid, one of the two largest paths within Paganism, it is in nature that I find my gods and where I go to be with them. To quote Mikhail Gorbachev: “To me, nature is sacred. Trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals”

Stuart Jeffery

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