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Re: Roslin Chapel and other matters
On Thursday, April 5, 2001, at 08:44 AM, Daniel Harms wrote:
Just got back in town, and thought I'd comment on the controversy.
Mr. Lund writes:
Silly me, I thought it was a group of people dedicated to challenging
known pre-conceptions and trying to figure things out! If only I had
known it was filled with snobs dedicated to burying their heads in the
Let me see if I understand. The first person, with no training in
medieval iconography, states that Roslin Chapel has depictions of
New World plants inside because he read it in a book, or the Web.
The second person, with training in medieval iconography and an
intimate familiarity with Roslin Chapel, states that this isn't the
This second person is then called a snob with his head in the sand,
and compared to a flat earther.
The person who replied to me took a tone not of disagreement, but a tone
that made him appear (IMHO) to be a pompous ass. You may not agree with
what I say, and that's fine, I can accept that. However if you are going
to disagree with me then you had better put more thought into an opinion
than suggesting I believe in little green men. :^) It wasn't the content
of his letter I found disturbing, it was the condescending tone that
pissed me off...
p.s. On the little green men note... only a fool would believe that
we're the only intelligent life in the Universe... only a greater fool
would think they would find anything of interest here... :^)
"Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people
who say: 'This is my community, and it's my responsibility to make it
- Tom McCall, Oregon Governor 1967-1975