Druids… Erase, Erase, Erase… It’s Always A Sad Day When Claire Makes A Mistake

I’ve amended the post titled Pagans and Saint Patrick’s Day. I wrote that post back in 2009, mostly intending to talk about my personal beliefs on Saint Patrick’s Day and the reasons why I don’t tend to celebrate it in the traditional ways. I never really expected the post to take on a life of its own, with people coming out of the woodwork to debate its historical accuracy. It was never meant to be anything more than an opinion piece. However, there has been some lively debate over it.

One thing that people have been hung up on is my mis-use of the term “Druid”. Yes, yes, yes, I know that the Druids were long gone before Saint Patrick ever showed up. People are getting worked up over what is, essentially, a three year old typo. So, I’ve changed “Druid” to “Celt”, since the Celts are the people I was talking about all along. If I wasn’t so lazy, I would have changed that years ago. Honestly, I didn’t know people were losing sleep over it.

Anyway, one minor change to the post. Hopefully now we can go back to getting along. Love and light!

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Donna Leland McGinnis
Donna Leland McGinnis
11 years ago

Well, I read and learned a lot from your posting and will wear a snake bracelet from now on on St. Patrick’s Day, as it will have a strong significance. Just found your page and really enjoy it. Warm blessings to you.

11 years ago

The piece was wonderful and comforting to me. I tripped upon it while trying to find peace in the midst of the hokey party day. I don’t think it matters which name you use and getting hung up on it detracts from original intention and the actual point. Thank you for writing it.

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