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From: Patrick & Katrina Lawson <>
Subject: Re: Scotch-Irish-D Digest V98 #157
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 14:24:16 -0500


Les Peine wrote:

> linda Merle wrote:
> >
> > Hi Joan,
> >
> > Christianity absorbed many pagan elements where ever it went.
> > The old holy spots became the Christian holy spots. We got Easter
> > that way and a lot of other customs. Lots of individual families
> > retained traditions which are rather pagan. Esp. in the west
> > of Ireland and the highlands. Many of these traditions survive
> > in good Christian families who never identify them as pagan.
> >
> > Linda
> Yes and they are no longer pagan once they have been redeemed by
> Christ
> and have taken on new (Christian) meaning. Many of the things
> Christians do were Jewish practices, like communion having been the
> Passover Seder meal.
>
> Les
>

For some of us those customs are just as Pagan as they ever were, and we
intend on keeping them that way, thank you very much.

Katrina
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