> I have no intention, nor am I attempting to make a "desperate
> bid to turn this discussion into yet another fruitless argument
> about beliefs." I apologize if you believe otherwise, for it is
> not my intention at all. When I state that the builders of
> Stonehenge 'knew' there was a source of spirit and they 'knew'
> spirit must combine with body to form life, I am not saying
> what they 'knew' was true. I'm saying as far as they were
> concerned, they 'knew' it. I do not see why they would spend
> the great amount of time and effort to construct what they did
> across Britain if all they did was 'believe' or have 'faith' or
> 'hope'. I conclude they sincerely 'knew'. They could very well
> have been wrong, but that doesn't mean a person can't think
> they 'know' something. and I certainly have no issue with that.
> Anyone can think they 'know' whatever their heart desires.
> Also, I am in complete agreement with you that "whether or
> anyone else "agrees" with those ideas/beliefs is wholly
> irrelevant to the discussion." It is not my intention to input
> my beliefs here at all, unless I am asked directly to do so.
> Lastly, I agree that "the only ideas/beliefs in question here
> are those that might be deduced from the evidence of the
> structure itself, the ideas/beliefs of the people who built
> it." That is precisely what I am presenting in my findings and
> conclusions. My own beliefs are not included, and there is no
> intent to do so. From ny reasearch and analyses the evidence at
> Stonehenge and surrounding landscape make it clear that the
> people believed in spirit, and that as far as they were
> concerned they 'knew' where it came from and returned. We may
> conclude that they believed this, and they were wrong, but from
> the evidence it appears that their conclusion was that they
> 'knew' it. That is not my opinion nor belief. It is the
> conclusion from objective analysis and deduction from the
My profound apologies -- I was speaking, or meant to speak, to Susan, not you, and therefore what I was saying was in reference to her intentions, not yours.
So sorry for the confusion, and perhaps my characterization of Susan's intentions were uncalled for in the first place. I will endeavor to mind my own business.