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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
> and have taken on new (Christian) meaning. Many of the things
> Christians do were Jewish practices, like communion having been the
> Passover Seder meal.
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.
THOMPSON and NORTHEY in England
ALLISON and McGORMAN in Ireland
ROUNSEFELL and DeWOLF(E), in England and Canada
COLEMAN, PORTER, BELL, HOAGLAND, HOLCOMB in US
Rounsefell One Name Study at:
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