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Myths and Legends
Doon hill Aberfoyle
The Fairy Minister

Scotland at the dawn of the Eighteenth Century was a very different place from the society that we know today. In the century following the Reformation, the Church of Scotland had established firm control over the nation, with the local church courts – the Kirk Sessions, comprised of ministers and church elders – keeping tight rein on the behaviour of individuals. More...

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1 Charles Stewart from USA (immigrating to Scotland) - 4 December 2003
"The population of Scotland was not quite as rational? This is something about Cristianity that bothers me.Cristianity and Catholisism are religions that are made from fear, fear of dying and the hope in an afterlife where you can live forever (what human doesn't desire immortality?) in ultimate bliss or, if you don't adhere to "God's" law, live forever in torment. I myself choose not to be afraid of life and death and so choose not to pursue Cristianity. I don't really adhere to any religion but if I chose to believe in something I would rather believe in faeries and the old Celtic ways because they are ways of happiness and enjoyment of life. The Christians might believe that living the life of the Celtic religion is evil because it has nothing to keep you from doing evil things but that's not true. The followers of the Celtic religion believe that whatever you do brings three times of what you give back to you, whether it be good or ill, and that what you do in this life t! ranslates to what you'll go through in the next. In other words, do good and you will reap the benefits of what you have done, do evil and you'll soon regret it and most likely pay for it in later lives. The Celtic religion gives a life living the freedom of nature and loving life and living it to the fullest, and the Christian religion gives you constant fear of not being holy enough and competition with others of your religion to be a better Chrisian than the next guy. To sum it up, saying that the population of Scotland was not "rational" is ridiculous. Have a look at the Celts who believed in the earth around them, things they could see and feel, and gave those things spiritual counterparts. Then have a look at the Cristians, who believe in a "God" they have to have "faith" to believe in because they can't see or feel it (they just "know" it's there),and have murdered many people in the name of "God" and in an attempt to get other religions to convert to theirs, and tell! me who's more rational. "

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