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Re: Modern Personal Conveniences
Poster: Lance Harrop <email@example.com>
Dear Esclarmonde, you write:
> I will continue to assert that we are and must be an educational, and thus
> reasonablly accurate, organization until we give up or change the federal
> tax-exempt status.
No! We must KNOW what is accurate to be educational. If I am asked if
people in period wore glasses, the answer is yes, late in period, but NOT
like the ones I am wearing.
If I am asked if people hit each other with sticks rather then batted
swords in tourneys the answer is yes, but they used wood or whale bone
covered with silvered paper attached with paste. We use rattan and duct
tape for safety and convience. They shaved their blades to have a more
sword like cross section, we keep ours round.
The funny thing is, so many authenticity nazis are very often incorrect,
when they assert the non-periodness of something. The Authenticity of
the Society must subordinate itself to the Courtesy of the Society, and
mavins should show an inclination to discuss, rather then condemn, with what
they disagree. No one knows so much about the thousand plus years of the
Society's period of recreation that they can absolutely declare anything
non-period. Anyone who thinks they have nothing left to learn in the
Society, probably needs to take a leave of absence.
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