On Thu, 11 Dec 1997, Francine Nicholson wrote:
> Bill wrote:
> >I think if you read your history and legends you'll find that
> > warfare was fundamental to the Celtic culture.
> Exactly--like that little thing called the T/ain and a group of stories
> involving some guys called the Fianna. And then there all those annals
> in which one group of Irish raids another constantly... But of course,
> none of those count, do they? ;);)
Again, those who crow the loudest about Celtic solidarity and
spirituality should at least be consistent and not endorse the murder of
other Celts at the same time. Celtic culture has moved on since the time
of the Tain (tho' you wouldn't know it from reading this list) and only
a few bigots in Belfast and Derry are left fighting the old pointless
> > Things don't seem to have
> > changed much.
> After three thousand years, old habits die hard, I guess.
This seems an odd bit of condescension from someone living in a
country whose murder rate is several times higher than that of Northern