St Patrick’s Day: So the Irish be celebrating being colonized by Rome. Strange. YAY! We lose our identity yay yay! Forget our history, our own religion, our own customs….YAY! let’s get drunk.

“Little is known of Patrick’s early life, though we know he was born in Roman Britain in the fifth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father was a deacon in the Church, like his father before him. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken captive to Ireland as a slave.[1] It is believed he was held somewhere on the west coast of Ireland, possibly Mayo, but the exact location is unknown. According to his Confession, he was told by God in a dream to flee from captivity to the coast, where he would board a ship and return to Britain. Upon returning, he quickly joined the Church in Auxerre in Gaul and studied to be a priest. In 432, he again says that he was called back to Ireland, though as a bishop, to save the Irish, and indeed he was successful at this, focusing on converting royalty and aristocracy as well as the poor. Irish folklore tells that one of his teaching methods included using the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) to the Irish people. After nearly thirty years of teaching and spreading God’s word he died on 17 March, 461 AD, and was buried at Downpatrick, so tradition says. Although there were other more successful missions to Ireland from Rome, Patrick endured as the principal champion of Irish Christianity and is held in esteem in the Irish Church.”

Why the heck is this celebrated in Public schools? This is a Roman Catholic holiday…we celebrated this like nuts growing up in Edmonton. Makes no sense–secularism people. There is a reason.

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2 thoughts on “St Patrick’s Day: So the Irish be celebrating being colonized by Rome. Strange. YAY! We lose our identity yay yay! Forget our history, our own religion, our own customs….YAY! let’s get drunk.

  1. Maybe it is one religious celebration that was placed on top of a secular one? usually spring and harvest festivals end up having a saint on top of them. The churches just use the existing ones.

    • #1…why are you able to post on me blog, without moderation? i never even KNOW you comment…sheesh.
      #2 interesting thought—i was just angry with religion that day…but your thought makes sense.

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