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Re: Climbing on Standing Stones
Feb 29, 2012, 20:11
Firstly, I'm not sure people arguing for 'respect' are talking about respect for the dead people that were / weren't in the monuments. It's kind of about respect for the monuments themselves, that they've lasted all this time and they ought to be allowed to last a bit longer, not subjected to the careless treatment of people who are briefly alive now.

But even if they are talking about respect for dead people, your argument isn;t very clear? Because you say you walk about the graveyard to visit your father or to see gravestones / churchy things , and that walking where people are buried is ok in that case because they're everywhere, you can't help it, and you don't mean any harm by it. Indeed, I'm sure everyone would agree. But how do you extrapolate from that, how climbing on top of something in the middle of an empty field is ok if you don't mean any harm by it? It's not the same at all, because it's completely avoidable. Unlike the graveyard example.

just saying. In the name of debate and all.
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