I have been reading The Big Questions: God by Mark Vernon, which has a chapter discussing what is sacred, and it has led me to think about this goal and what constitutes the sacred.
There are many objects or sites which can be considered sacred for different reasons, even atheists or anti-theists can and do lapse into views about the sacred, or something like it, if they are collectors of artifacts or have some idea of what makes one thing precious and another less so.
Vernon’s book is good and I reviewed it here at Amazon.co.uk:-
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A1CB3KLBW9QXJ5/ref=cm_pdp_rev_title_1?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview#RK01PU1FRYY99 2 weeks ago
Last month I read a book which had collected the sacred sites of the world, this month instead I read a not of none fiction and fiction and some trivia books but gave this goal no thought what so ever.
I did think about perhaps if anyone from elsewhere would like me to visit any sacred sites they know about in Ireland and I could post about it? I’d be willing to do that and open up a dialogue with people about that, talking about the goal is not the same as achieving it and neither is planning the same as doing but I think it would make it more prescent to my mind and thinking. 1 month ago
I visited a sacred site in the form of the ruin of a passage grave/court cairn in a neighbouring village yesterday.
I have a book of such sites in every county in Ireland and I’m going to start and see them all, plan some holidays to the other global sites in the coming year too.
Last year I went to St. Peters in Rome, all the obsoliscs in Rome and a number of other great sites too, of personals significance to me was the painting of the Hall of Athens by Raphael. 2 months ago
Although I’m open to suggestions from other 43ers.
I visited Rome on my last holiday abroad and visited St Peters and was even present at an audience with the Pope following a delay in flights as a consequence of an airline workers dispute. 8 months ago