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Pagans and Druids issue apology to Stonehenge labourers

Postby Dathi » 21 Sep 2013, 11:42

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Britain’s Pagan and Neo-Druidic communities have issued a joint statement finally apologising for the ‘unspeakable suffering and inconvenience’ caused by the building of Stonehenge in the second and third centuries BC.
http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2013/09/14/p ... labourers/

‘For too long we have romanticised Stonehenge,’ said Archdruid Seth Wainscot. ‘We see it as a crucial part of our heritage, and frankly we’ve been a bit defensive about the whole half-arsed eyesore. But thinking about it, those stones are bloody heavy and all the archaeological evidence suggests that our predecessors weren’t particularly hot on health and safety.’

The official report, entitled ‘Stones of Shame – an Ecumenical Neo-Pagan Response to Stonehenge’, was launched this morning by the Archdruid on a small podium in the middle of the stone circle. It comes 3,500 years after the first series of standing stones was quarried in Pembrokeshire, and 2,000 years after the monument was finally completed – approximately 800 years late and 17 times over budget according to figures in the lengthy appendix.
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Re: Pagans and Druids issue apology to Stonehenge labourers

Postby Brân Gannaid » 22 Sep 2013, 11:34

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Britain’s Pagan and Neo-Druidic communities have issued a joint statement finally apologising for the ‘unspeakable suffering and inconvenience’ caused by the building of Stonehenge in the second and third centuries BC.
http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2013/09/14/p ... labourers/

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Re: Pagans and Druids issue apology to Stonehenge labourers

Postby Heddwen » 22 Sep 2013, 15:16

Perhaps that's why they're called English Heretics :grin:

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Re: Pagans and Druids issue apology to Stonehenge labourers

Postby Sciethe » 22 Sep 2013, 15:18

So who is going to apologise for Avebury? :-)
The Arch Druid who wrote this report (which I'd love to read- 17 times over budget???) is a genius.
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Postby Whitemane » 22 Sep 2013, 16:08

So who is going to apologise for Avebury? :-)
The Arch Druid who wrote this report (which I'd love to read- 17 times over budget???) is a genius.
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I think that's a mis-reading. What really happened is that one of the standing stones got stuck during transit, and it took 17 tries before they could budge it.
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Re: Pagans and Druids issue apology to Stonehenge labourers

Postby Art » 24 Sep 2013, 03:06

I suppose folks know this was reported as "parody, satire, or spoof news."
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Postby Brân Gannaid » 24 Sep 2013, 04:05

Art -- I, for one, immediately realized the site was like "The Onion" here in the USA. I had no idea OBOD would be this much fun! Also love the correction -- "budge it!" I'm learning a lot about wordplay just by reading posts!
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Re: Pagans and Druids issue apology to Stonehenge labourers

Postby Sciethe » 24 Sep 2013, 09:02

So who is going to apologise for Avebury? :-)
The Arch Druid who wrote this report (which I'd love to read- 17 times over budget???) is a genius.
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I think that's a mis-reading. What really happened is that one of the standing stones got stuck during transit, and it took 17 tries before they could budge it.
Well quite. But it makes you think, innit. We can't budge it = we can't afford to move it. Here we might well be seeing the origin of a financial term.
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Re: Pagans and Druids issue apology to Stonehenge labourers

Postby Aleq » 03 Jul 2014, 03:00

Hi not sure I am doing this correctly, I am brand new to Druidity??? regardless I am trying to find anyone who is more so into this path if that is a good way to denote those who follow the teachings of the ancient Druids- who may live/reside in the Chattanooga, TN and or Nashville, TN area, please let me know-- I am all for an apology, we should pick up our rocks and go home.

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Postby Whitemane » 03 Jul 2014, 13:33

Hi not sure I am doing this correctly, I am brand new to Druidity??? regardless I am trying to find anyone who is more so into this path if that is a good way to denote those who follow the teachings of the ancient Druids- who may live/reside in the Chattanooga, TN and or Nashville, TN area, please let me know-- I am all for an apology, we should pick up our rocks and go home.
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Re: Pagans and Druids issue apology to Stonehenge labourers

Postby DJ Droood » 04 Jul 2014, 03:18

I suppose folks know this was reported as "parody, satire, or spoof news."
I had no doubt at all that it was real...I even rolled my eyes, and not figuratively...one of these.... :roll: ....it seemed like something nowadays people would do, like that cringe-worthy male apology video from a couple of years back.....my hand was hovering over the keyboard, with a "you've got to be s#8ting me" right on my finger tips, but then I thought...naw....not worth it.....then I read your post...thanks.I am both embarrassed and relieved.
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