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Jun 17, 2010 7:26 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY
I've heard some claims from Christians of various denominations about the "horrors" and "atrocities" of ancient Druid cultures, although I've found no information or evidence to support those claims. I've heard Jehovah's Witnesses speak of human sacrifice, which has been part of the practice of various religions through the ages (...seems I recall "God" telling Abraham to sacrifice his own son!). Another fellow I met some years back, who's family was involved with a denomination I no longer recall, had been taught that the origins of decorating a Yule or Christmas tree came from hanging human testicles and intestines of the sacrificed offering from the boughs. He said that was where the idea of hanging balls and garland came from! I've never found any reference to such a practice in my reading.

I've always assumed these stories are further examples of the vilification by the church of pagan paths. Are any of you aware of archeological evidence of horrors or atrocities committed by early Druids?

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