December 5, 2011

Neopagan site destroyed in suspected hate attack

Wales: A stone circle built by neopagan students as a temple has been destroyed in what police believe to be a religiously-motivated hate crime. The circle has regularly been vandalised, but this time it is not the work of casual hooligans.

The steps giving access to the site, in the grounds of the town's Trinity Saint David University campus, were also torn apart.

Police believe that weapons, such as crow bars and pick axes, may have been used to deliberately cause as much damage to the area as possible.

Lampeter Pc Richard Marshall told town councillors at a meeting last week that the site had been maliciously taken apart and is now unsafe to use.

He also noted that the attack would have received considerably more coverage had it been a church.

While the Telegraph noted the presence of a strong Theology department at Lampeter, the town is only about 25 miles/40km from Christian extremist Steve "Birdshit" Green's stamping ground of Carmarthen. The estimated fuel costs for the journey say it all, really.

Pagan stone circle may have been destroyed in religious hate attackThe Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2011.

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Well, if it was that easy to destroy the thing, it can't have been all that well built to start with. I say, rebuild it properly in the style of somewhere like Avebury or Long Meg, or even Stenness, and while you're at it, use only Stone Age techniques to shift the stones.

That way, you can research just what methods work for shifting huge amounts of stone about, and you get some nice healthy exercise out in the fresh air whilst you're about it. Since all this stone-shifting will inevitably involve ropes, big sticks and similar items of the "Blunt Instrument" category, you will also be well equipped for theological dispute should you happen to come across any Christians during the stone-shifting operations.

The reason the police think it was a hate crime is because it wasn't easy to destroy. Someone (probably plural) went to considerable effort to destroy it, employing some heavy tools to do the job.

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