King Arthur

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  1. ProphetSmurf

    ProphetSmurf Imagination Figament

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    First narrative known of Arthur is in the Welsh poem Gododdin, around 600 AD
    [font=Times New Roman, Times, serif]He pierced upwards of three hundred of the foe,
    He slaughtered the centre and the extreme;
    He was worthy to be at the head of an army, most
    [/font][font=Times New Roman, Times, serif]gentle;
    [/font][font=Times New Roman, Times, serif]He fed his horses upon barley in winter.
    [/font][font=Times New Roman, Times, serif]Black ravens croaked on the wall
    [/font][font=Times New Roman, Times, serif]Of the beautiful Caer. He was an Arthur
    [/font][font=Times New Roman, Times, serif]In the midst of the exhausting conflict,
    [/font][font=Times New Roman, Times, serif]In the assault in the pass, like Gwernor the hero.[/font]

    Welsh traditions portray Arthur as the great hero in the struggle between the British and the Saxons. If he did exist, he may represent the remnant of a Roman tradition, for the Romans had an officer, the Dux Britanniarum (duke of Britain), the leader of a mobile force charged with the duty of protecting the integrity of the Roman province. The fact that places commemorating Arthur may be found in widely separated parts of Britain suggests that he may have held such an office.

    I almost forgot, an earlier post asked of the origins of the Excaliber sword. its original name was Caladfwlch, a Welsh word influenced from Calad-Bolg meaning "Hard Lightning". Later it developed to become the Caliburn and by the time the French tell the story of Arthur, it has become Excaliber. According to legend, it was created by an elfsmith near Avalon. It was created to be unbreakable, unlike the sword in the stone, which was broken in battle while Arthurs father held it. I wish to know more of the Lady of the Lake. :D
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  2. InquisitiveInHalifax

    InquisitiveInHalifax New Member

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    I agree that the theory devised in the book is far-fetched but it certainly did pique my interest in religion again, it got me thinking about what I really do believe. It was a good read, so different from anything I'd ever read before and it's so rare to find anything that actually encourages free-thinking that I really appreciated that. If I hadn't read it I'd never have found this site and the wealth of information on spirituality and religion presented here by so many diverse and knowledgeable people.
     
  3. Quahom1

    Quahom1 What was the question?

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    Hmmm, all roads lead to Rome, all paths lead us home...(something my mother once told me). Enlightenment comes in all shapes and sizes, colors, smells, etc. Guess that is why it is hard to "knock" anyone for what they believe...never know where their influence will lead one. ;)

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  4. Rouge47

    Rouge47 Follower of Christ

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    Gee, thats funny. I was walking down a street once and it came to a dead end:D. That didn't lead me anywhere!
     
  5. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Say what?!

    If your going to do that, you can take any legend or even movie or what not and say parts of it are true because if I use this saying and then add it with a Bible verse (which keep in mind has no connection whatsoever.) Then do it again with another part of that movie or legend or whatever and add that with another bible quote.... SEE!! It's got truth behind it.... :rolleyes:
     
  6. Bandit

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    that was too funny. :D
    the circle street of dead ends. i spent almost an hour one night in this well to do house project trying to get out of it. we were dying because every turn we made led to a dead end & no one in the car could remember what turns we had made to get in because it was night time. glad i was not the driver but it was still pretty weird & obnoxious, but funny at the same time.

    one time i let my girlfriend drive years ago & she landed us in the middle of michigan instead of Chicago...another time coming form florida she had us all in ohio instead of chicago & she says 'LOOK AT WHAT GOOD TIME I AM MAKING'

    yah, we lost like 4 hours cause she did not read the signs & we all fell to sleep. oh but she had it floored at 95MPH.
     
  7. Rouge47

    Rouge47 Follower of Christ

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    Is she a blonde?;) :D :D :D (no offense to any blondes here)
     
  8. Bandit

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    this is kind of like the Smorgasboard religion, where people scoop out the parts of every religion that they like, then discard all the parts they do not like.
    you know, i dont like spinach but i will try the green bean salad & take 10 plates of cake. since this is a smorgasboard it does not matter what i throw away.:)
    no offense to anyone who does that, but i just cant do that.

    i like the story of King Arthur & pulling the sword out of the stone. everyone was still called 'My Lord' in those times or at least the parts i have seen in the movie. i dont have much to offer on the subject but will see what i can dig up.
     
  9. Bandit

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    YES!:D Donna is her name, with a big beautiful blonde hairdo. big hair was her trademark along with the telephone & shopping. and polish too, not that it matters because i love polish people & think they are some of the nicest people ever to be friends with.
    i just cant believe she drove us so far out of the way all the time & there are many true stories i could tell about her that are just too funny.
     
  10. Rouge47

    Rouge47 Follower of Christ

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    Gee, I hope she doesn't read this thread then.:D
     
  11. Quahom1

    Quahom1 What was the question?

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    Oh but it did...it gave you the option of stating "this is the end of my journey", or, "nope take several steps back and change paths"...it is the individual's call, but it is part of the journey home.

    Besides, dead ends can be overcome by going up over, down under, around...they just take more effort to reach the goal.

    My philosophy is there is no such thing as a dead end, only a temporary obstacle if one is willing to exhert the effort to get past it. ;)

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  12. Rouge47

    Rouge47 Follower of Christ

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    I suppose you're right. But what if you die at the obstacle? It would have to be a dead ;) ;) end, right? :D
     
  13. Quahom1

    Quahom1 What was the question?

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    Definitely would be a "transitional phase", before one could continue on...;)

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