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Re: Tidying up offerings
May 23, 2010, 20:18
Well I'm in Ireland and rarely see offerings at sites. It does happen but not half as much as in the UK. The Catholic ethos is still so dominant to a certain extant that ancient sites are not held to be sacred. When I come over to the UK it's amazing how many things are left at sites and I do find it somewhat distracting. I find that to see a bunch of modern stuff at the ancient sites does take something away from them. While I cannot pretend to understand why people consider these places sacred since mostly all that we know about the religion of the people who built them is speculation, I can respect their beliefs - even if they must leave things at sites.

Maybe at popular sites that attract a lot of offerings there should be a designated area, near to the monument, where people can leave offerings and light candles. Therefore, the monument itself is free of 'litter' and people can still leave things in the vicinity...
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