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Why cant Bonfire Be BONFIRE?

On 28 Apr 2008 at 9:04pm Bonfire Boy wrote:
I find myself lately asking what is bonfire?
Bonfire is in my blood but its starting to feel like a show and not a celebration, anyone agree?
On 28 Apr 2008 at 9:19pm BONYAK wrote:
who cares they are all nonces
On 28 Apr 2008 at 9:23pm lopster wrote:
you really do live up to your moniker don'y you YAKNOB - bonfire is about Lewes, local tradition, freedom of speech, partying, celebration, nationalism, sharing - tell me when to stop
On 28 Apr 2008 at 9:55pm BONYAK wrote:
how about religious bigotry? No wonder this town has such poor reputation in the real world. As Alan Partridge would say "I've seen seen the big ears boys in the parade". They certainly like there own in their stripy jumpers. I suppose if your dad is also your brother its going make you suspicious of outsiders. Why don't you relax and put your feet and 12 toes up.
On 28 Apr 2008 at 10:18pm lopster wrote:
not ALL popes - pea brain - one specific pope, one incident to remember, catholic church in Lewes is well represented in Bonfire societies - there is no religious bigotry - Bonfire now is about freedom of speech and spirit, speaking out against the establishment and celebrating in a humourous way - why should we all bow down to the rapidly encroaching nanny state, health and safety has gone mad in our green and pleasant land, traffic wardens and builing developers have the ultimate control - our country is being ruined by petty-minded, greedy, palm-greasing beareaucrats who just want to feather their own nests - why should they be allowed to get away with it at least bonfire is there to challenge..
On 29 Apr 2008 at 12:22am you can have too many fireworks wrote:
If Bonyak can only understand the world through Alan Partridge quotes, we know he has problems. If he turned the TV off, and got a life he would realise that you can't label something like bonfire, as it means different things to different people, which is why it is so treasured, and still relevent. Lewes is lucky that it still has unique traditions, because most other towns only have a multiplex, fast food restauants, and a pathetic carnival sponsored by a local firm of accountants. Although I agree our Planners and useless Councillors would like to turn our beautiful historic town into Crawley-by-Ouse
On 29 Apr 2008 at 9:47am INRS wrote:
The problem with people like Bonyak is that they get an idea in their heads of what they think bonfire is all about, without actually finding out the facts. Yes, if we burned Popes in general just because they were Catholics, then of course that would be unacceptable, but we dont. In the same way, does Bonyak have a problem about people throughout the whole country burning Guy Fawkes ? By the same logic he would have because Guy Fawkes was a Catholic too - but again just being Catholic is fairly obviously not the reason why his effigy is burned. These effigies are of quite specific individuals, and are burned because of THEIR religious bigotry. If you dont like Bonfire, then dont get involved in it, but find out what you are talking about before spouting ill informed rubbish. As for being suspicious of outsiders, sounds like Bonyak is the one most guilty of that. So, Bonyak, get your webbed feet out and carry on paddling in the shallow end of the gene pool. Remember, everything evolved from pond life originally, so there is hope for you yet.
On 29 Apr 2008 at 7:05pm Dunk wrote:
Do they eat spinal collumns in baps and feed beef burgers to swans! Have they got sheds that no-ones allowed in that have got giant chickens in that say "Oh why am i so big!!?" I know you know what i mean!
On 29 Apr 2008 at 8:36pm Pikelet wrote:
"I know you know what i mean!"
I don't y'know.
On 29 Apr 2008 at 9:44pm Dunk wrote:
It wasnt addressed to you so im sure you dont.
On 29 Apr 2008 at 10:02pm Neil Seccundus wrote:
In answer to your question Bonfire Boy, i still think that Bonfire in Lewes is most definately a celebration and not a show . However the way in which things are going with both the Sussex Police and Magistrates enforcing the nanny state im not sure how much longer that will be the case.
On 29 Apr 2008 at 11:35pm kendo caster wrote:
christ, its only the end of april and the bonfire slagging has all ready started, i love bonfire, long may it live,
On 30 Apr 2008 at 4:43am FA wrote:
I think you should grow up a bit Kendo !!! ;o)
On 4 May 2008 at 1:35pm pows wrote:
Bonfire is created out of group conformity that disallows a thought for sensible and safe environmental issues!
There have been several accidents within bonfire coupled with the increase of bangers thrown with disregard into innocent audiences. Environmentally the air pollution is an unacceptable by-product of a bunch of children that can dress up and see pretty things in the sky. This so called outdated tradition needs to be halted and more thought needs to be given to future generations. Perhaps a carnival parade without fireworks is the way forward! Alternatively we all bury our heads in the sand for a good night out and one day we will all be under water.
On 4 May 2008 at 2:31pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha,oh thanks pows I haven't had such a good laugh in ages.
On 4 May 2008 at 4:49pm Enoch wrote:
POWS when you have lobbied the airlines and car manufacuters and the majority of the population do not travel: When you have lobbied China and the Far East not to send us their cheap, poor quality goods and stop their industrialisation and growth and we are all buying local and British goods: When you have lobbied to stop the rainforest from being decimated and this has happend and you have brought to book the large scale poluters of this earth - THEN I "might" consider not doing bonfire. Until then - put your energies into my suggestions rather than talking about things of which you obviously have no understanding.
On 4 May 2008 at 7:38pm me wrote:
I think cliffebimbo has exactly the right reply. Mind you i think a diversity and social cohesion/inclusion operative for the promotion of equality and diverse inner self issues arrising from non conformist bonfire thoughts and feelings that may arise throughout the course of a very challenging evening, might just save the day!!!!!
On 4 May 2008 at 9:03pm expat wrote:
Why not stop complaining about things we don't like and accept that we all have different likes and dislikes and stop trying to do the right thing. \keep peoples rights to have fun and just bloody shut your doors if something you don't like passes you. This country will end up a miserable no fun place with rules everywhere forbidding fun. One off events that happen but once a year should be tolerated by the objecting minority. POWS go and live in a country that takes away rights from the individual and then complain.

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