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Steve Williams
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Please accept my apology; I’m more than happy to be corrected. It simply seemed to me that this particular Craic Rat story was written in response to a seperate thread in which another member argued that the invention of soap elevated the Celts above the level of mere barbarian savages which seemed to be your assertion. Interestingly this Craic Rat story does explain how ‘we barbarians’ invented soap by burning Roman philosophers and historians (which, you must admit, both explicitly, and implicitly paints a picture of the Celts being…well…barbarian savages). Also, and please correct me if I’ve misunderstood, many of your other threads go to some length to ‘explain’ what druidry ISN’T; which would suggest that you have some idea of what druidry IS, which, in turn, flies in the face of your assertion that druidry is whatever you want it to be. Your threads do, to me at least, come across as somewhat hectoring, and suggestive that none of us are ‘real’ druids (which we must be if it’s whatever we want it to be), and that we’re all just pretending. Hopefully, we all already know that the full practice of ‘real’ druidry would be impossible, not to mention extremely undesirable, in the present day (sacrificing people in wicker men WILL get you a bad name). I apologise if I seem confrontational in any way – that isn’t my intention – I’m just fairly new to this path, and was hoping to find some helpful clarity, and insight within the discussion forum.