dvawlqos wrote:I think any religion needs some sort of grounding in the historical cultures that it came from.
If I consider my Christian upbringing, there was no yearning to learn Aramaic, no attempts to align Rev. Pearce's service with the rhythms of life in 1st century Jerusalem, I don't think the culture of Roman-occupied Judea was of interest or importance. Maybe the Christmas pageant made a stab at it...Christianity has a simple message that may have been cooked up in that culture, but it can float, untethered, through cultures and time. I don't know as much about Islam, although it seems to adapt itself well to many different cultures..although I understand that it is important to be able to read the Koran in Arabic.
So tying druidry *too* closely with a specific culture, or even a specific culture at a specific time in the distant past, seems like a recipe for stagnation to me. Perhaps Druids should be more interested in crafting a simple message that can float out on its own.