At 10:32 AM 5/15/99 -0300, Neil McEwan wrote:
>At 12:25 PM 5/15/99 +0100, Gil Hardwick wrote:
>>That those remaining in what you refer to as "the Celtic lands" being
>>"pretty devout Christians" is not relevant to Celtic belief, especially
>>since the Church was instrumental in forcing the diaspora on religious
I knew this one would suck you right in, Neil. This medium may well
be limited in some respects, but it does allow some tricks.
Neil McEwan deems something to be nonsense, thus it is nonsense.
If there were any way to genuflect here, Neil, I would.
And piss in your holy water on the way out . . .
Alternatively, you might care to study something in the way of Church
history, Neil. Maybe start with Ireland's alliance with Spain, where
the Inquisition was established after Innocent III.
You might like to go back even further, to the Donation of Ireland by
Pope Adrian IV to the English King Henry II, in 1155, and ask about the
Treaty of Kilkenny.
Or come forward to the Penal Laws . . .
Nothing against Ireland or Spain, or England, or Rome; lets merely stick with the facts of history, yes?
Having done that, ask yourself how all these Celtic peoples happened to
have been scattered right around the planet. I mean, go and ask them
Or do you suggest they are making it all up just to present themselves
Poor John Field!-I trust he does not read this, unless he will
improve by it,-thinking to live by some derivative old country
mode in this primitive new country,-to catch perch with shiners.
It is good bait, I allow. With his horizon all his own, yet he
a poor man, born to be poor, with his inherited Irish poverty or
poor life, his Adam's grandmother and boggy ways, not to rise in
this world, till their wading webbed bog-trotting feet get talaria
to their heels.
Henry David Thoreau