Pagan Plod to fight crime with witchcraft

Alsacien

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#1
Richard Littlejohn
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1200220/Wheres-PC-Pagan-Hes-Summer-Solstice-Sarge-.html

"Imagine the next sergeants' exam. While most of the candidates are sitting in the waiting room doing some last-minute swotting up on the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, there's a Plod in the car park dancing naked round a fire and strangling a chicken."

A bit of chicken choking before an exam was always a good stress reliever I thought.

But:

"In Strathclyde, ten officers claim to be Jedis, which is hardly surprising since Sauchiehall Street is swarming with spacemen at chucking out time on a Saturday night."

Is perhaps going a bit far :D

May the force by with you.......
 
#2
'Wiccan has always been a bit of a taboo religion, there are lots of misconceptions about it. This is nothing to do with black magic or devil worshipping. Witchcraft is not the hocus pocus, puff of smoke, turning people into frogs stuff you see on television.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/a...Hes-Summer-Solstice-Sarge-.html#ixzz0LW31liOp


Well what the fukc is the point of it then? Is there no fun to be had in modern Britain?
 

Alsacien

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#3
rickshaw-major said:
'Wiccan has always been a bit of a taboo religion, there are lots of misconceptions about it. This is nothing to do with black magic or devil worshipping. Witchcraft is not the hocus pocus, puff of smoke, turning people into frogs stuff you see on television.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/a...Hes-Summer-Solstice-Sarge-.html#ixzz0LW31liOp


Well what the fukc is the point of it then? Is there no fun to be had in modern Britain?
You have the right to remain silent - or I'll turn you into a newt :D
 
#5
Hertfordshire PC Andy Pardy, who says he is a Heathen and worships Norse gods, is granted eight Pagan holidays a year, including Hallowe'en and the Summer Solstice.
Now I'd hate to accuse Littlecock of making things up, but it would be really unlike him to not get his facts right :roll:
Since when has Hallowe'en been a Heathen festival?
 

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#7
#8
Alsacien said:
BiscuitsAB said:
ottar said:
Hertfordshire PC Andy Pardy, who says he is a Heathen and worships Norse gods, is granted eight Pagan holidays a year, including Hallowe'en and the Summer Solstice.
Now I'd hate to accuse Littlecock of making things up, but it would be really unlike him to not get his facts right :roll:
Since when has Hallowe'en been a Heathen festival?
WAH
If so its a good one:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8154812.stm
From the linky

"Superintendent Simon Hawkins, of Hertfordshire Police, said: "While balancing operational needs, the force's religion and belief's policy gives all staff the choice of re-allocating the traditional Christian bank holiday festivals to suit their personal faith beliefs and this has been very well-received from a number of faith groups including Muslim and Jewish."

Off-air to a colleague " I feel like a complete cnut having to spout this fecking sh1te! I'll be the laughing stock of the nick"
 
#9
Alsacien said:
BiscuitsAB said:
ottar said:
Hertfordshire PC Andy Pardy, who says he is a Heathen and worships Norse gods, is granted eight Pagan holidays a year, including Hallowe'en and the Summer Solstice.
Now I'd hate to accuse Littlecock of making things up, but it would be really unlike him to not get his facts right :roll:
Since when has Hallowe'en been a Heathen festival?
WAH
If so its a good one:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8154812.stm
Being a Pagan festival doesn't make it a Heathen festival. Pagan covers a multitude of different religions. Hallowe'en originates from the Celtic festival of Samhain, it has no connection to the Norse Pantheon.
 
#10
ottar said:
Since when has Hallowe'en been a Heathen festival?
OK so it's not a heathen festival, but it is for BTW and others, including the fluffies.

The Wail isn't going to bother with that kind of detail though, not when they can get all outraged and foam at the mouth about not everyone believing in the Archbishops imaginary friend.
 

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#11
ottar said:
Hertfordshire PC Andy Pardy, who says he is a Heathen and worships Norse gods, is granted eight Pagan holidays a year, including Hallowe'en and the Summer Solstice.
Now I'd hate to accuse Littlecock of making things up, but it would be really unlike him to not get his facts right :roll:
Since when has Hallowe'en been a Heathen festival?
Basically a Christian festival ( All Saints day) but has Celtic and pagan roots.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Hallows_Eve

Now I appreciate Littlejohn is not on the Christmas card list of most plod, since he tends to hold in scorn some of the modern practices, but as his father was an old-fashioned (ok, you may say dinosaur) bobby, he is as entitled to his opinion as anyone. He just has a bigger audience than Police Review.
 
#12
ottar said:
Hertfordshire PC Andy Pardy, who says he is a Heathen and worships Norse gods, is granted eight Pagan holidays a year, including Hallowe'en and the Summer Solstice.
Now I'd hate to accuse Littlecock of making things up, but it would be really unlike him to not get his facts right :roll:
Since when has Hallowe'en been a Heathen festival?
Surely worshipping the Norse Gods wouldn't make him a Heathen either.
Plus I doubt the Summer Solstice is a Norse festival too.

At least it'll make him warry as f*ck; as should anything happen to him on duty, he'll end up in Valhalla and get the chance to scrap for eternity. Or, as I suspect, he'll be one of those dungeons and dragons types.
 
#13
Who really gives a shite if a pagan gets pagan festivals off (and Jews get Jewish holidays, Muslims get Islamic holidays etc)?

Most Christians (including those who just tick CofE on everything because it's what their parents were and it doesn't matter that they haven't been to church for anything other than a wedding or funeral since they were ten) get the major Christian religious festivals (Christmas and Easter) off and no-one complains. In fact, most of us whinge if we get dicked to work over those holidays.
 
#14
Great. I guess there's going to be no arguments when the Christmas rosters are published.
 
#15
rickshaw-major said:
Alsacien said:
BiscuitsAB said:
ottar said:
Hertfordshire PC Andy Pardy, who says he is a Heathen and worships Norse gods, is granted eight Pagan holidays a year, including Hallowe'en and the Summer Solstice.
Now I'd hate to accuse Littlecock of making things up, but it would be really unlike him to not get his facts right :roll:
Since when has Hallowe'en been a Heathen festival?
WAH
If so its a good one:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8154812.stm

From the linky

"Superintendent Simon Hawkins, of Hertfordshire Police, said: "While balancing operational needs, the force's religion and belief's policy gives all staff the choice of re-allocating the traditional Christian bank holiday festivals to suit their personal faith beliefs and this has been very well-received from a number of faith groups including Muslim and Jewish."

Off-air to a colleague " I feel like a complete cnut having to spout this fecking sh1te! I'll be the laughing stock of the nick"
Eh - That sounds like a good idea to me. Can't see many people scrambling to do xmas duty. By allowing people to reallocate bank holidays, they solve the problem of having to dick somebody to work on double(?) wages.
 
#16
EdwardCoke said:
rickshaw-major said:
Alsacien said:
BiscuitsAB said:
ottar said:
Hertfordshire PC Andy Pardy, who says he is a Heathen and worships Norse gods, is granted eight Pagan holidays a year, including Hallowe'en and the Summer Solstice.
Now I'd hate to accuse Littlecock of making things up, but it would be really unlike him to not get his facts right :roll:
Since when has Hallowe'en been a Heathen festival?
WAH
If so its a good one:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8154812.stm

From the linky

"Superintendent Simon Hawkins, of Hertfordshire Police, said: "While balancing operational needs, the force's religion and belief's policy gives all staff the choice of re-allocating the traditional Christian bank holiday festivals to suit their personal faith beliefs and this has been very well-received from a number of faith groups including Muslim and Jewish."

Off-air to a colleague " I feel like a complete cnut having to spout this fecking sh1te! I'll be the laughing stock of the nick"
Eh - That sounds like a good idea to me. Can't see many people scrambling to do xmas duty. By allowing people to reallocate bank holidays, they solve the problem of having to dick somebody to work on double(?) wages.
I wonder if their beliefs go so deeply as to turn down the extra money. Answers on a postcard please to

"Pigs can fly, Never Never Land, Gordons Socialist Paradise"
 
#17
Ninja_Turtle said:
Surely worshipping the Norse Gods wouldn't make him a Heathen either.
Yes it does. Heiðni first appears as a moniker for Germanic Paganism in the Sagas, it translates as 'of the heath'. It was used as Christianity was spreading through more densely populated areas, the more sparsely populated areas maintained the old faith.

Plus I doubt the Summer Solstice is a Norse festival too.
Yes it is. Other major festivals are Hretha, Eostre, Winternights and Yule.

crabtastic said:
Great. I guess there's going to be no arguments when the Christmas rosters are published.
Yule is twelve days, starting on the winter solstice. It's where Christmas comes from.
 

Alsacien

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#18
ottar said:
Ninja_Turtle said:
Surely worshipping the Norse Gods wouldn't make him a Heathen either.
Yes it does. Heiðni first appears as a moniker for Germanic Paganism in the Sagas, it translates as 'of the heath'. It was used as Christianity was spreading through more densely populated areas, the more sparsely populated areas maintained the old faith.

Plus I doubt the Summer Solstice is a Norse festival too.
Yes it is. Other major festivals are Hretha, Eostre, Winternights and Yule.

crabtastic said:
Great. I guess there's going to be no arguments when the Christmas rosters are published.
Yule is twelve days, starting on the winter solstice. It's where Christmas comes from.
Ok clever b0llocks - lets see you turn your Sheffield stainless steel cutlery set into gold....... :D
 
#19
ottar said:
Ninja_Turtle said:
Surely worshipping the Norse Gods wouldn't make him a Heathen either.
Yes it does. Heiðni first appears as a moniker for Germanic Paganism in the Sagas, it translates as 'of the heath'. It was used as Christianity was spreading through more densely populated areas, the more sparsely populated areas maintained the old faith.

Plus I doubt the Summer Solstice is a Norse festival too.
Yes it is. Other major festivals are Hretha, Eostre, Winternights and Yule.

crabtastic said:
Great. I guess there's going to be no arguments when the Christmas rosters are published.
Yule is twelve days, starting on the winter solstice. It's where Christmas comes from.
B0llocks, forgot about Yule. Still never mind, good luck to them- I suppose it's no more batshit crazy than anything else out there I'm supposed to either believe or respect.
 
#20
You can take the p1ss, but, when he who can't be named decides to up the ante and pour fire and Brimstone down on our dear country, then you muggles had better get yourself down to the nearest Bus Stop to await the arrival of the Outrage Bus. "It's gonna be a Bumpy Ride!"

Hopefully he who can't be named will be out of office soon, (he certainly won't make the next election) and the Outrage Bus can be parked up with the Green Goddess and other aged vehicles in the car park behind hogwarts.
 

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