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Re: Re:The Stone of Scone or Destiny .
Just one small point to consider in these discussions about the "Stone of
Scone or Destiny". Are we that sure "the Stone of Scone" is the REAL one in
Edinburgh Castle and not a substitute (the Bethel Stone)?
I would be remiss without drawing your attention to another point-of-view.
And a source from a book (I recently read) for your consideration. "The
Head of God" by Keith Laidler raises this issue. See page 43 where you will
read "It seems inconceivable that no steps were taken to preserve the Stone
of (Scone) Destiny, and more likely that the canny Scots placed a
'counterfeit' stine in the place of honour at Scone, and carried off the true
stone to a place of safety."
Any thoughts about this idea?
On 27-Nov-99, labehotierre wrote:
> Dear Laurel
> The Stone of Scone or Destiny is in Edinburgh Castle it was returned by John
> Major's government to Scotland. For 700 years, under the Coronation Chair
> in Westminster Abbey sat a lump of rock. A rock which was stolen from
> Scotland in 1296 by the English King Edward I. This piece of rock is known
> as The Stone of Destiny or The Stone of Scone, and is reputed to be the
> stone on which all Scottish Kings were crowned. The Stone is surrounded in
> myth and is said to have been brought to Scotland from the Holy Land, the
> biblical Jacob's Pillow.
> On 15th November 1996, this Stone was returned to Scotland, for display in
> Edinburgh Castle. .That, was a mistake the United Kingdom is one and the
> Stone was a symbol of British Monarchy. It is as if Oregon were not part of
> the USA. Our Queen is no less Queen in Scotland as she is in England, Wales,
> Northern Ireland and her Realms and Dominions overseas. People need symbols
> to bind them together as you use your flag as an icon we use our Crown. We
> are no less Scots for having the Stone we are unfortunately less British.
> As Ever
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> Date: 27 November 1999 04:14
> Subject: What would really be nice to find is...
>> Just back from a week in Indianapolis where we had dinner with Donald
>> Sinclair and wife, Judy. We greatly enjoyed meeting a new Sinclair right
>> my old back yard, so to speak.
>> Wouldn't it be great if the Stone of Scone or Destiny would show up in
>> the year 2000. It seems timely, appropriate, and long overdue. Please,
>> whoever has it, I think it is quite safe now from the English.
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