Thanks for a very nice posting concerning your thoughts about the Celts
being or not being "flower sniffing hippies".
I posted the idea that the ancient Celts were not some kind of flower
sniffing hippies, that they were a warrior society who lived lives that
we in this time period can not begin to relate to.
There are people out there whom I consider neo-Celts and/or pseudo Celts,
who have some kind of romantic view of the Celts. Those kind of people
in my opinion, do not seem to realize the harsh reality of the world and
it was that kind of world (if not worse) that the ancient Celts lived in.
Loving, kindness, forgivness, etc. of course had it's place in Celtic life,
but the harsh reality of life as they knew it demanded you killed your
enemies or you die.
If you want to sniff flowers that is OK, but be careful cause there
are places in this world where you can get yourself killed very quickly
if you do not understand the reality of what is going on. The world that
the Celts lived in was even worse in what I am trying to explain, but I
am sure they had some time to sniff a flower or two but I dought it had
a high prioity in there lives.
Not asking any one to agree or not to agree, just my humble opinion which
I am sure probably not to many people care about.
I like Celtic history, etc. having myself Scots and Irish ancestry which
I am proud of and I honour their memory by giving thanks every day that
I am here because of the them. I do not think we can even imangine the
untold hardships, the cruelities of life that our ancestors went through.
That is why I believe that we of Celtic ancestry of today can not begin
to relate to the kind of lives our ancient ancestors lived.
Anyway, the above is for you Anelle Kloski and anyone else. Just my
Larry L.S. Bruce
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