>This being Celtic-l, we are not supposed to be serious, ...
Hold it there Jim, what kind of a statement is this? Where did you get
the idea that the intent behind CELTIC-L was one not to be taken serious ?
To those of us of Celtic lineage exploring the many corporate vestiges of
Celtic culture, its Lanuage and civilization;Arts and academia and the
history of its glorious successes and dismal failures, is nothing to be
scoffed at. By examining the remanants our cultural past we gain insights into
the present with an eye to understanding where that culture will be in the
global society of the future.
But like most cultures the Celtic decendancy is a complex one and no one
issue or artifact encompasses the whole. That is why, I believe, Celtic-L has
such a hard time defining itself.One thing I think that all participants agree
on though is that Celtic culture is a vibrant living thing not some quaint relic
of a bygone day resigned solely to the two-dimensional portrayals of fantasy
writers, otherwise anglo-saxon pressure to assimilate us over the centuries
would have succeeded long before now.
TO THE LIST... Correct me if I am wrong in this indignation. If I am mistaken
about the spirit of celtic-l then I apologize and thank you for ending my long
wait for something of substance and consequence in these discussions. In signing
off the list I would request that this "understood" (?)non-serious mission
statement be translated into a list title more accurately describing the list's
ie, Fantasy.celtic-l or Mythology.celtic-l or maybe even Non.serious.celtic-l