> > My question remains with regard to compassion.
> Have I answered it in my above statements?
Yes, you have. Thank you.
> > So an individual's ethnicity is their own enactment of their culture?
> > reasonable.
> I think so too. A person may be born into a certain ethnic group, or
> adopted, fostered, marry into etc.... but if these things aren't continued
> to be enacted/lived, then eventually it would die out...at least among the
> one/ones who let it die with them.
So a 'celt' is someone who is ethnically celtic, that is someone who lives
celtically? I wonder what the things are that you have to do to count as
ethnically celtic. Do you have a list? Or maybe its not so clear cut?
I did suggest an example yesterday of a Breton historian from Dinan who does
not speak the Breton language. The languages seem to be the most important
thing in being celtic. I still wonder if this person is allowed to be a
celt. Do you know?
Seoirse, did you change your name to the original Irish or were you named
Seoirse O'Cearbhaill at birth? If you did change it, why did you do it? I
imagine it is special to you if you did. Does it make you feel more Irish or
is it a part of being Irish? I wonder of all Irish people should change
their names too. If you are going to be celtic should you have a celtic name