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Had a great evening at Fletching Bonfire last night. Fletching is a very small village in East Sussex, but has a great reputation, wlong with many of the Sussex villages for bonfire nights, in and around November 5th, which, of course, we celebrate in the UK as "Guy Fawkes night".  Guy Fawkes was a Catholic who was protesting at the persecution Catholics were receiving at the hands of King James I, and on the 5th November 1605 decided to blow up The House of Lords, with the King in it. He failed and was executed.

It’s interesting that the celebrations, in some villages, such as Lewis, involve symbolic stoning of the Pope and very many pagan cymbols, such as the flaming brands and, almost KKK style apparel.  It’s interesting that we’re effectively celebrating the excution of a terrorist.  Would we do the same for the 9/11 or 6/6 terrorists perhaps?