Druids recognized as religion for fir...

Druids recognized as religion for first time in UK

There are 16 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 2, 2010, titled Druids recognized as religion for first time in UK. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Druids have been worshipping the sun and earth for thousands of years in Europe, but now they can say they're practicing an officially recognized religion.

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bill

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Oct 2, 2010
its about time that Druidy has been accepted,."pagan" meaning country side folks...worship nature,and is no different than any environmental groups worship...now there is a named environmental religion...,
P T Bull

Hopkins, MN

#2 Oct 2, 2010
Earth worship is monotheistic. Look how they can't tolerate christians--two gods is one too many for them.

“NM Desert Rat”

Since: Mar 08

Elephant Butte, N.M.

#3 Oct 2, 2010
P T Bull wrote:
Earth worship is monotheistic. Look how they can't tolerate christians--two gods is one too many for them.
This is a joke, right? If not you should consider doing some serious research before spouting off.
RightOn

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Oct 2, 2010
Another step backwards for the once great nation.
First they put up with radical Muslims marching in the streets with signs saying they are taking over. Now accepting Druids. Wow.
Patrick S

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Oct 2, 2010
Its about time, it only took England over what 1500 years to finally consider druidism a religion. Its been around since the beginning of time and Stonehedge is still the first man made monument and its the oldest thing on this planet, so I guess its not that far of a fetch to figure that it would be the last religion to be considered a religion by governments. I guess what they can't understand is still considered evil until they finally open their eyes and ears to the world around them.

But again its just another religion to hate against and none and I repeat none of these religions should get free taxes so that the leaders can become million/billioniares and fly in private jets and drive in Bentleys or whatever they drive now a days that are very expensive.
OigherDubh

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Oct 2, 2010
As long as we aren't being associated with those dumbarse Wiccan LARPers and people loose the misconception that ancient Druids practiced human sacrifice (that was the Iberians), then all is well.
OigherDubh

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Oct 2, 2010
"and Stonehedge is still the first man made monument and its the oldest thing on this planet"

Nope, Newgrange is far older.
Cindy Stainker

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Oct 3, 2010
Druidry has always been sort of interesting to me, maybe it's time to learn more about it.
Cindy Stainker

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Oct 3, 2010
It's really too bad that people can't open their minds and think outside the box. There is nothing wrong in learning about Druidry or any other religion. Too bad for some people that they can't and don't want to know anything beyond the end of their own nose. This is not a disease that you can catch, it's not going to do evil things to you, open your minds and learn something new.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#10 Oct 3, 2010
OigherDubh wrote:
"and Stonehedge is still the first man made monument and its the oldest thing on this planet"
Nope, Newgrange is far older.
Love Newgrange. Such a beautiful structure. I'd never heard of it and a member of my family insisted we go when we went to Ireland in 2008. So glad we did-one of my favorite parts of the whole trip. I felt so humbled being inside Newgrange.
bill

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Oct 3, 2010
Cindy Stainker wrote:
Druidry has always been sort of interesting to me, maybe it's time to learn more about it.
the 1970s New Agers are looking for a new religion. this would be good for them.at least they have a place to go to and worship nature
Ron

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Oct 3, 2010
Druids have not been worshipping the sun and the earth for thousands of years. There were no druids from over 1,500 years. The druids aren't much different than the wickens.
felix peregrino

Nashville, NC

#13 Oct 4, 2010
I've been looking for a Tar Heel site to read the local gossip. Probably not here if the comments are any indication of this place's residents. The first word that came to mind is "prigs". The second was "Piedmont". Big city wannabes. Perhaps you could re-nay-me this board, The Piedmont Priggery.'-)

I think a lotta people are looking for some "religion" they can live with without all that shame and bigotry to carry like weights on their shoulders. Down here on the coastal plains tobacco farmers call that "having a monkey on your back".

With my only question being: Which religion is more fun? Druidry sounds like fun. I love the idea of dancing nakid around nature god's place of worship, and pissing on the prophets.
Bluedew

Toronto, Canada

#14 Oct 4, 2010
How about we all quit with the religion bashing entirely.
Can we not be happy within our own religious rites without criticizing anothers?
I'm Wiccan, pure and simple.
I'm happy for the Druids to be recognized.
Who has the right to judge them?
What proof is there that they will be over financed fat cats?

“hi ya”

Since: Feb 12

Manchester

#15 Feb 14, 2012
it is not the first time.
They had a thing going long ago; just before you were civilized.
obviously didn't last as well as it was meant to.
'Venus this is not my fault'.
joX

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#16 Feb 23, 2012
You obviously do not know very much (or can't be arsed researching properly),about the British Isles and its very ancient history. Druidism was very much a huge part of ancient religions in this part of the world, prior to the forced subjugation of a 'monotheistic religion'. Druids were the guardians of the natural world and very respected at that time. The revival of Paganism in general (and in particular the UK), encompasses this beautiful ancient spirituality. As Paganism is a recognised religion in the UK, it is wonderful for modern Druids to be able to access sacred sites (most well known Stonehenge)and take its rightful place once again. As for Islam and the UK, we have a strong sense of torelance and respect for those who practice it. There are fundamentalists in all religions, sure, but they are the minority. We live in a globalised way now, so am afraid times move on as they should.

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