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Sacred Britain: A Guide to the Sacred Sites and Pi&hellip by David Bellamy
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1.0 out of 5 stars DISSAPOINTING, 15 Sep 2013
I found this book seriously irritating, even intellectually dishonest. It's at best a fairly superficial tourist guide book. In fact its the official guide to the 1997 Sacred Land Project, an off-shoot of the WWF, describing, in a Reader's Digest sort of way; places used by every faith in Britain, ranging from a museum in Glasgow to Woking Mosque. Thats fine, even laudable in politically correct terms; but not at all what you expect of a book with this one's subtitle.
In the authors' terms, anyone visiting any of these sites is a 'pilgrim'; whether by foot, car or coach, as opposed to a tourist, or just a curious agnostic visitor, or even an atheist art-historian. That is sanctimonious… Read more

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