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Author Topic: BDO Ritual in Paralympics Closing Ceremony  (Read 1542 times)

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BDO Ritual in Paralympics Closing Ceremony
« on: September 10, 2012, 03:22:20 pm »
After the furore about the "pagan" elements of the opening ceremony of the main Olympics  some real neo-druid elements in the closing  ceremony  of the para-olympics!

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Re: BDO Ritual in Paralympics Closing Ceremony
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 03:30:46 pm »
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After the furore about the "pagan" elements of the opening ceremony of the main Olympics  some real neo-druid elements in the closing  ceremony  of the para-olympics!

Cool! :) I seem to have missed the opening, did we have a thread on it???

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BDO Ritual in Paralympics Closing Ceremony
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 03:32:44 pm »
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After the furore about the "pagan" elements of the opening ceremony of the main Olympics  some real neo-druid elements in the closing  ceremony  of the para-olympics!

Nooo, I missed that?! That's two of my favourite interests colliding :D I'm a member of the BDO. I'll have to look for it on youtube.
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Re: BDO Ritual in Paralympics Closing Ceremony
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 03:36:04 pm »
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Cool! :) I seem to have missed the opening, did we have a thread on it???

 
Don't  think so. It was mostly some fundamentalist website which managed to read an awful lot into some of the themes - including of course the cauldron!

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BDO Ritual in Paralympics Closing Ceremony
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 03:49:13 pm »
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After the furore about the "pagan" elements of the opening ceremony of the main Olympics  some real neo-druid elements in the closing  ceremony  of the para-olympics!

Pagan elements? What, the Maypole dancing? Glastonbury Tor (which had a monastery on it?)I spent an hour bitching about the lack of druids and King Arthur and such. Did us Americans get shorted on pagan content, too?

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Re: BDO Ritual in Paralympics Closing Ceremony
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012, 04:11:15 pm »
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Pagan elements? What, the Maypole dancing? Glastonbury Tor (which had a monastery on it?)I spent an hour bitching about the lack of druids and King Arthur and such. Did us Americans get shorted on pagan content, too?

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There you go

There are others but I think one is enough!

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Re: BDO Ritual in Paralympics Closing Ceremony
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2012, 01:52:01 pm »
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There you go

There are others but I think one is enough!

 
WOW!!!  

I'll bet the people involved in the actual writing of and set up of the opening ceremonies didn't know they were doing any of this.  Paganism must be simply natural to everyone.  

ok ignore that, I'm being weird right now.
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Re: BDO Ritual in Paralympics Closing Ceremony
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2012, 06:50:15 pm »
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There you go

There are others but I think one is enough!

 
Ah. Yeah. That site reminds me of the people who are on the Ancient Aliens show put on by the History Channel. Everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING) has something to do with extraterrestrials according to those folks.

Sorry... I just have a natural tendency to snigger every time someone mentions the Illuminati in a serious context. Wow.

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Re: BDO Ritual in Paralympics Closing Ceremony
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 02:47:42 pm »
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After the furore about the "pagan" elements of the opening ceremony of the main Olympics  some real neo-druid elements in the closing  ceremony  of the para-olympics!

 

and more  - not quite so well reported. Hope you can see this, it is a facebook link but I can't find another copy of the picture.

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