29th May 2017

“Christmas as we know it is largely a German import, and that even before the Victorians codified the festival, it was a mishmash of the stolen festivities of earlier societies and faiths. I'm not going to argue that Paganism is the true faith of this island [the UK]; the only reason pagans believed the things they believed is that they didn't know very much. All they knew was how to party, and Christians have been on a 2,000-year mission to stamp that out.”

Jeremy Hardy