The large white guy you see to the right in the image above is a great Fertility Symbol for the Pagans, named simply as the Cerne Abbas giant. The large white guy you see to the left in the image above is a great Cartoon Character for Americans, named simply as the Homer Simpson. And Pagans don’t like him.
The figure of giant above is supposedly from the 17th century and is regarded by the Pagan community to be a great fertility symbol. Heck, I can see his great fertility symbol right here, folks. He is located in Cerne Abbas, Dorset (which is in Great Britain) and has been revered for centuries. Well, some time ago he’s got competition.
The image of Homer Simpson armed with a donut and underwear was drawn with biodegradable paint to promote the upcoming Simpsons movie. A fine marketing idea, in my opinion. But the Pagans have been enraged by ol’ Homer.
Ann Bryn-Evans, joint Wessex district manager for The Pagan Federation, 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 magic to bring the rain and wash it away.”
She added: “I’m amazed they got permission to do something so ridiculous. It’s an area of scientific interest.”
Rain magic? Predict that, Weather Channel! The Pagans are further irritated that bringing cascading down will cause a mess as it washes Homer and his donut away. Is it a Church conspiracy? Who knows. But it sure as hell is funny.
[Via The Sun]