At 04:32 PM 5/15/99 -0400, Sharon Smith Hurlburt wrote:
>As I said, you may interpret it as you want but that's not going to change
>the fact that they weren't seen that way in the past.
How do you know how things were seen in the past, Sharon?
>However, if you want an historian's viewpoint, you can check out
><http://www.imbas.org/> for an article titled "Celtic Religion: What
>Information Do We Really Have?". It was orginally a series of posts to
>this list by our resident Celtic Historian, Ray Karl.
Oh, Ray's material. The resident Celtic historian.
I doubt very much you are doing the poor man's academic reputation any
good, Sharon, as much as I do like him myself.
Let me simply say to you that an academic's standing is founded in Peer
Review, not popular following. Especially a following itself incoherent.
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