Wednesday, June 06, 2007

What tripe

An email just wizzed into my mailbox from Ioannis GKLAVAKIS MEP and nurseryman.

A few days left before the final round of voting for the New 7 Wonders of the world. It is an ambitious global campaign seeking to revive the concept of the 7 Wonders, which will be chosen out of the 21 finalist candidates.

Acropolis is one of the 21 finalist candidates in the campaign to choose the New 7 Wonders of the World. The monuments of Acropolis are unique masterpieces of ancient architecture which combine different orders, influencing art and culture even today, 2.500 later!

Even more Acropolis stands as an ecumenical symbol of culture and education while at the same time reflects fundamental values of the European Union, such as democracy.

The final round of voting for the New 7 Wonders will continue until July 7, 2007 -07.07.07. Your vote is crucial. Vote for Acropolis at in order to give to this ecumenical monument the place it deserves, the first one!

This is a self serving piece of tosh.

Can anybody please tell me in what way is the Acropolis ecumenical?


The Aunt said...

Well, it was a temple, and then there used to be a church in it, and it was demolished, but it's still sorta sacred, so you can't call it secular, plus it's all about getting people of all faiths to vote for it, right?

Plus, haven't they disqualified the Old Wonders?

eulogist said...

Ecumenical in its original, ancient Greek, meaning refers to the entire inhabited world rather than to religion. That may be what he actually means. But him being Greek, he probably also believes World Civilisation started with the ancient Greeks.