Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Enemies of reason part 2

Aelwyd y Ceirw: Enemies of reason: "Frank said...
" You should read our news page covering reburial in which we explicitely state that we support the study of these ancestral remains but once this study is completed with samples retained for future analysis, then we believe that they should be reburied in sealed containers."

If so why are the Stonehenge Druids protesting. Part of the license for digging up the bones is they are to be returned within two years. Mike Parker Pearson has asked for a two extension because of the amount of study involved.

So why are the Stonehenge Druids protesting when they are going back anyway? Is it because they want media attention?

" You mislead yourselves if you think that disturbing the graves of anyone from anytime or from any tradition does not desecrate the sacred peace of their resting place. "

Then I suppose you know what the tradition of peoples bones are? We don't know what their context of desecration or sacred is , if indeed it had any meaning to them what so ever. The trick that the Stonehenge Druids use is by using emotive language like sacred, desecration and dishonour. There whole argument to based on their emotions, what they are saying is their feeling are being hurt. Not really a good reason to stop scientific discovery.

"How can you seriously suggest that actually revering the ancestors and believing in the old gods is fundamentalism? I call it faith."

I'm not. I'm saying that if anyone doesn't agree with your beliefs then you insult them.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Ministry of self-importance

Looks like the Stonehenge Druids are giving me a laugh again.

"lNews Flash
Mike Parker Pearson has applied for a two year extension to the amount of time available for his study of the Aubrey hole 7 ancestors.

We have requested a stakeholder meeting to explore the rationale for this and to understand what if any scientific advantage would result.

Our current position remains opposed to any extension and requires eventual reburial"

Do English Heritage have meetings with every group that has a opinion?