Setting the Record Straight on Pagans

August 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Champion Newspapers

http://www.champnews.com/html/newsstory.asp?id=6902

Paganism conjures up a raft of stereotypes - stone circles, witchcraft, devil worship, The Wicker Man. But one man is determined to set the record straight from a quiet Ainsdale cul-de-sac.

Committed Pagan, Pat Regan, has recently had his second book published - The New Pagan Handbook, in which he highlights the negative images unfairly linked with the religion over the centuries.

He says 'Pagan' is "one of the most widely abused words in the English language... often a term used to vilify others as barbarians, thugs or unenlightened non-religious fools."

Although they have faced prejudice in the past, Pat, 51, and wife Cath, 45, are proud of their religion.