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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by flymetothemoon
how do you know how old the tree destroyed by cromwells men was ?
Christian legend dictates that Jesus's great uncle, Joseph of Arimathea (pictured below) came to Britain after the crucifixion 2,000 years ago bearing the Holy Grail - the cup used by Christ at the Last Supper.
He visited Glastonbury and thrust his staff into Wearyall Hill, just below the Tor, planting a seed for the original thorn tree.
Roundheads felled the tree during the English Civil War, when forces led by Oliver Cromwell (pictured) waged a vicious battle against the Crown.
However, locals salvaged the roots of the original tree, hiding it in secret locations around Glastonbury.
It was then replanted on the hill in 1951. Other cuttings were also grown and placed around the town - including its famous Glastonbury Abbey
Originally posted by Control
You're just trying to derail the thread with your version of personal attacks.
My previous posts have nothing to do with the fact that a tree is not the heart of Christianity. The only tree that sits in the heart of Christianity is the one they made the cross out of. You should get down off of yours, honey, because someone needs the wood.
And for the record (and again..I constantly have to go over this again and again) I do not have a problem with Christianity as a faith system.
I am a staunch supporter of the freedom of religion. I do have a MAJOR problem with evangelical nondenominational fundamentalists attempting to tear down the separation of church and state and working to impose a dominionist theocratic dictatorship on an otherwise free people.
Obviously, if you really believe the lies which have been told about this tree, which was just another lie to convince the Cornish to convert to cathollicism. The catholics told a lot of lies to my people which led to multiple war of conquest and resulted in the extinction of the Cornish. Dwi Cymraeg , a 'r Saesneg gostega golyga ni fel yn wysg ei gefn boblogi. It wasn't until the 20th century that we were even allowed to speak our own language publicly so don't try and convince me that you evangelicals are an oppressed people
The only people getting in a tizzy over it are SOME of the catholics and anglicans and American-style limitationist evangelicals ("Bible believing" it means whatever I say it means types) and new-age evangelicals (gnostic, gospel of Thomas, Keys of Enoch I found the hidden secrets types). Even the rest of Chistendom is staying out of this because they know it's a lie too.
Feel free to express your religion in public.
Oh and by the way...I'm not a "frustrated person," but I do get frustrated with brazenly arrogant stupidity, such as that which believes the heart of a religion lies 2000 miles and 1000 years away from its origin point