Thought I might see some discussion of this on here. Maybe I missed it?
That Arthur Pendragon has always struck me as a bit of a wacko and what he has to say here dosn't alter my views of him or of so called druidry generally.
"The commission says the network's work in promoting druidry as a religion is in the public interest."
I find the whole 'new age'/'neo pagan'/wicca business troubling. I once had the dubious privilige of meeting Arthur Pendragon and found him rather disturbing.
But did you bow?solidair wrote:I once had the dubious privilige of meeting Arthur Pendragon and found him rather disturbing.
There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:
1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?
Alan H wrote:But did you bow?solidair wrote:I once had the dubious privilige of meeting Arthur Pendragon and found him rather disturbing.
No and it all went down hill from there.
And I know a guy who has played at being Gandalf continuously for the last thirty-five years to my certain knowledge..
Harmless? Well, as long as they remain ineffectual, yes.
It's the ones who think they are carrying out the will of Jahweh that give me the horrors..
T Blair and GW Bush, for example.
I don't have a problem with repatriation of human remains when the claimants have strong cultural reasons to request the return of their ancestors, but when the justification is a hotch-potch reinvention of a culture over a thousand years after it disappeared, I don't see it as valid. It's rather like me marching into a museum and demanding Roman remains, justifying my claim by saying that I have an Italian surname and I've decided to start worshipping Mithras.
Not just a new age thing, didn't the Catholics try to dig up Newman and re-bury him? Fortunately he requested to be buried in quick lime to speed up decomposition so when they opened his grave they found nothing.And it's matters such as these reburials
Again; that doesn't just apply to new agers but all forms of organised religion, especially when it comes to anything to do with sex.I'd rather they didn't just make up a load of old tosh and claim it as 'sacred' but that's their right. But sticking their nose into normal peoples business on the basis of their made up tosh doesn't please me at all.
Taigs seeking to reinter Newman? I can kind of see why they might want to. But interfering with genuine research based on faux connections with ancient sites...or human remains I find different.
Yes so can I,solidair
seeking to re-inter Newman? I can kind of see why they might want to.
To separate him (against his express wishes) from his long time friend (lover?) Ambrose St. John.
GK Chesterton is supposed to have said: 'When a Man stops believing in God he doesn't then believe in nothing, he believes anything.' Unfortunately, there is turning out to be a lot of truth in that, and it should be more of a concern to rationalists than to faithheads.
Dowsing, ley-lines, astrology, homeopathy, spiritualism, crystal healing, astral projection, unidentified flying objects, crop circles .... it's all part of the same disease. But what's the remedy?