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originally posted by: urbanghost
Here is a picture of polished Preseli bluestone, it looks like a galaxy.
It is a very hard rock, harder than granite and is excellent for carving, I have on of these made from it.
Oh Wow...a green man in Preseli stone!!!!!
I've had no difficulty showing respect and acknowledgment before entering woodland or taking materials from the woods since then.
Where it had broken off the tree the knot looked distinctly like a goats foot. As I saw the resemblance, and prepared to throw it, a strong smell of goat entered my nostrils.
originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: urbanghost
Tertullian, a Christian writer from Carthage lived and wrote between 160-220AD.
He wrote that "the parts of Britain which had been inaccessible to the Romans, were subdued to Christ".
So churches were established in Scotland before the time of Tertullian? No wonder St. Ninian was surprised to find that the druids practised a similar religion to him!
The earliest reference to Christianity in Britain is made by
Tertullian who wrote in Ad 208 of, ‘Places among the Britons unapproached by the
Romans but subdued to Christ.’ The reference is clear but precisely what Tertullian
meant is not easy to interpret. From this time, the Fathers mention British Christianity
He refers to the spread of Christianity into all nations, among them Roman Britain:
"...the haunts of the Britons - inaccessible to the Romans, but subjugated to Christ..." (ch. 7).
However it should be said that the sentence is a rhetorical one, and the remoteness of Britain is perhaps a literary commonplace (after all at this date Britannia had been a Roman province for nearly two centuries!) While Britain may be of special interest to us, it was hardly so to Tertullian, forming only a couple of words in a lengthy but vague sentence in a work devoted to something else entirely.
It would be unsafe to conclude from this passage that Tertullian had anything more than anecdotal knowledge of Christianity in Britain. But then again, it would equally be unsafe to say that he did not - who knows? Interesting, not improbable, but really suggesting only that at least some Christians thought they could safely say this without risk of dishonesty.
originally posted by: Kester
a reply to: urbanghost
For those who prefer to listen here he is.
originally posted by: Gallowglaich
You see, urbanghost here has already shown some ignorance on the first page when he started talking about how Picts were "Gaelic and from Ireland".