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Re: CHAT: Day & month names (was: CHAT: Easter & the Saxon Calendar

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Monday, May 1, 2000, 20:34
At 3:04 pm -0400 1/5/00, John Cowan wrote:
>BP Jonsson wrote: > >> >All. After all, it'd look pretty funny to say First Month, February, >> >> Tsk. February is also named after a pagan festival. > >But not a pagan god.
But I don't imagine the early Quakers were any more ready to accept a pagan festival than to accept pagan deities. Indeed, wasn't it because they perceived existing Christian festivals as being essentially pagan, that they removed themselves from the established Church of England? Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================