A minority religion of 1000 Odinists in Britain recently demanded an apology from the Church of England for alleged crimes against their religion, demanding two churches be handed over to them as compensation. Welcome to a society in the UK and America that embraces victimhood, self-entitlement and self-righteousness.
People who play the victim card prefer to rewrite history and their place in it. The Church of England was founded in 1534, and the Viking claims over the UK ended at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. It is to the Roman Catholic Pope that the Odinists might approach rather than the Church of England Archbishop of Canterbury. The Church of England have no historical or ethical need to apologise to the Odinists or give them buildings for their religion. If the Odinists are invoking alleged injustices upon their Viking roots, then the Christian has a greater claim for compensation from the Odinists, for the burning and pillaging of countless Christian churches and abbeys, plus the murder and rape of innocent people. The Odinists conveniently forget what their forbears have inflicted upon the innocent whilst playing their victim card. The Odinists are a modern revivalist religion, and their claims of authenticity and lineage from the Vikings of both their religion and their membership is open to challenge.
A few years ago the Druids claimed the bones of a child the archaeologists dug up at Stonehenge, a matter that was fought over in the courts. The Druids are another revivalist religion that has little in common with what is known about the Druids in the time of Julius Caesar. There is no historical or archaeological evidence to support that Druids were associated with stone circles, they are a religion preferring tree worship and groves. It is likely the Druid religion was imported into Britain and then Ireland from the Belgae who invaded the East and South of Britain from Gaul about a hundred years before Julius Caesar invaded Britain. There is no evidence of Druid worship outside of Belgae lands such as in Scotland or the Brigante lands in the Midlands. The evidence of Druids in Ireland might be due to the refugees that poured into Ireland when the Romans invaded Wales. The Druids have no legitimate historical claim over the bones of a child of a religion and people unconnected to Druids, let alone a romantic revivalist group.
In the USA the self-entitled and self righteous victim-loving idiots demand that the statues of General Robert Lee be covered up or removed in Virginia. Lee was never a fan of slavery, and he was a passionate believer in liberty of his own people from the Union, thus like many he fought for liberty in which hundreds of thousands died. The American Civil War was not only about slavery, it was about the right for individual communities and states to determine their own destiny. All because a victim-loving group of neo-Nazis claim Lee as their idol, it is wrong that he become the target of another set of victim-lovers.
So here we are, a world full of fools who want to play victim, is it a wonder that the USA and the UK are in a serious mess?