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05-08-2016, 09:17 PM
King Arthur
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news...35/?no-ist

"A Palace Was Unearthed Where Legend Places King Arthur's Birthplace

Archaeologists at Tintagel uncover walls and artifacts from a Dark Ages complex likely used by local kings...”

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06-08-2016, 06:12 AM
RE: King Arthur
The legend of King Arthur has so many parallels to the legend of Jesus.

There are no contemporary accounts of this person.

The only account, written hundreds of years after the legendary figure lived, is filled with references to magic etc. which casts doubt on the truth of the story.

We find archeological evidence of something in the area Arthur was supposed to live, but no direct reference to his name or any of the characters in Geoffrey of Monmouth's story.

It makes it fun to speculate on and fun to experience the stories of this legend, so it's not as critical to determine the truth of these stories.

No one is running around trying to convince us these stories of magic and legend are true and reminding us of the dire consequences of not believing them. Thumbsup

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06-08-2016, 07:54 AM
RE: King Arthur
You make Clive Own cry. Weeping
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06-08-2016, 08:06 AM
RE: King Arthur
The King Arthur and Robin Hood legends can be useful examples when trying to explain to believers why I don't accept the Jesus stories. There may be a kernel of truth but there's no reason to accept the stories at face value. Legends grow quickly.

On the other hand, we have documentary proof of Arthur:
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