It's not that I have a problem with my ancestors actually having sacrificed.
That is not the issue. It is looked at with twentieth century sensibilities
that are completely out of cultural context with what their experience was.
No, my problem lies with the fact that all we know of human sacrifice
practiced by the Celts was documented by the Romans. Now, if I remeber
correctly, the Romans were the same ones that started the story of
Christians sacrificing babies and practicing cannibalism, because of their
misunderstanding of the Eucharist. History seen through the opponents eyes
can be very distorted. That's all I am trying to get across.
>>What about homicide? Serial killers? A cult unrelated to Druidism, or a
>>manner of dealing with criminals ? WHat evidence is there to suuport the
>>Druidic sacricificial killing?
>Let's see, were dealing with archaeology, pre/proto-historic groups and
>religious groups. All of the above may be true, however, when one
>combines Caesar's and Posidonious's accounting of Druidic behaviour, the
>possiblity that the bog bodies are Druid sacrifices is more likely with
>what info we have. Anyway, what is so wrong with human sacrifice? It
>certainly doesn't bother me that my ancestors went around killing other
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