At 02:29 PM 5/16/99 -0400, Jacquelyn Kestner wrote:
>Perhaps we are experiencing a language processing problem here. First, *if*
>we are going to use the term Celtic to describe a modern people, I'm pretty
>sure we all agree that the Welsh, Irish, and Gaelic speakers of Wales,
>Ireland and Scotland meet the definition. I think we can also agree that >the majority of the population in those areas is, at least nominally,
>Christian. Therefore Christianity would reflect the "general" belief system
>of the "Celts".
No, it is not a language processing problem, at all.
The problem here is in you people imposing your own assumptions on no
more substantial grounds than that you feel, apparently, that you have
the power to do so. Sure you do, but that does not make your assertion
The facts are that Celts have populated the whole planet. They have not
been restricted to parts of the British Isles for more then 200 years.
>Now if you are trying to say the Ancient Celts possessed a belief system
>that has been adopted by a group of modern peoples, you are going to have >to demonstrate how that modern system derived from the Ancient belief and
>Ancient sources to demonstrate the population in question actually espoused
You are telling me that I must go about conducting research into Celtic
belief, based on your assumptions?
Aahh! Away with you!
>Or you could just be honest like Sharon and Danielle, who I, at least,
>haven't seen make statements that indicate Chrisitanity was not a religion
>of Celtic populations since around 245 AD.
I have made no argument anywhere that Christianity is not a religion of
Celtic populations since around 245 AD.
No, no more of this nonsense. I have restated my position ad nauseam, and
this thread has become tedious in the extreme.
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 grand-
mother and boggy ways, not to rise in this world, till their wading
webbed bog-trotting feet get talaria to their heels.
Henry David Thoreau