2,000-year-old Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury is cut down

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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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2,000-year-old Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury is cut down


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Standing proudly on the side of an English hill, its religious roots go back 2,000 years. But a single night of vandalism has left an ancient site of pilgrimage in splinters.

The Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury has been chopped down in what is being seen by some as a deliberately anti-Christian act.

A feature of the skyline surrounding the Somerset town, the tree has been visited by thousands retracing the steps said to have been taken by Joseph of Arimathea...
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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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This story has obvious religious and social implications, but the historical aspect of the tree is interesting to me. The story goes on to note the many ups and downs associated (correctly or incorrectly) with the tree as a symbol.

I try to stay out of the most bitter religious debates because nobody convinces anybody of anything, for the most part. But on an historical and cultural level, I see the destruction of anything this old and storied -- from any culture -- to be a great tragedy.

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