Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Determining Interest in Authenticity (was: Patron Saints)
>Mm, sorry, smacks too much of the Girl Scouts for me.Me neither. Just adding an objective opinion on the rather heavily-discussed
>Still don't need a badge unless I collect it at Compostella or
topic of the moment. Seems a badge would either signal a snark-free zone, as
in don't snark me, I've done my homework, or a snark-at-will zone, as in I
want to learn more or have my skill or item critiqued by passers-by.
There really isn't any way to ascertain whether or not a badge-wearer knows
anything about anything, or knows anything beyond authentic shoe button
making in 1450's eastern Europe (or whatever their particular obsession is).
Having a girl-scout type requirement would at very least put badge-wearers
on a basic common ground.
Saerlaith (patiently awaiting other topics)
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- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Cynthia J Ley <cley@j...>
> Another mildly amusing story:
> A friend and I were at an event one day running the A&S pavilion
> lady of our acquaintance came up to us and said, "You know, I'vebeen
> watching you two for months, and you know, you're the bestChristians I
> know."this to
> We were both practicing Wiccans at the time, and gently explained
> her.That's too funny! Just goes to show that treating people with
respect and kindness knows no "religious" boundaries.