Feb 8, 2023Liked by Brother Alexander

Its fascinating to read accounts of the Christianization of Britain and Ireland. Druids who had given their life to druidry give up that life upon hearing about Christ *once*.

The story was new and absolutely outlandish and perhaps that lent it some credibility. Perhaps they were looking for truth same as anyone and it sounded true. Once you convince one, convincing others becomes easier because you have someone who can speak to their specific experience.

Now, Christianity is widely known and so the fantastical stuff--death, resurrection, ascension?--is dismissed. We are too smart for our own good, familiarity has bred contempt. I wonder what ancient druids would have thought of our society.

Great article, looking forward to this series!

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Yes. There were also plague spreading during this time too, which was a sign that the pagan gods had failed the Anglo-Saxons.

Whereas plague scared the pagans away from plague ridden areas, Christians would stay and care for the sick and dying.

More reason to trust in God.

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