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    (Original post by Iluvatar)
    The point to me is merely why celebrate today in particular.
    It has no meaning to me, so i do not see anything to celebrate.
    Then don't. I'm going to though.
    Happy St. George's Day everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Well, don't celebrate it then. Simple. It's not the law of the land.
    I'm not celebrating it.
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    (Original post by Iluvatar)
    I'm not celebrating it.
    I am.
    Woooohooo for St. George!!!
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    (Original post by Iluvatar)
    I'm not celebrating it.
    Well, good. Go and read up about the merits of Mother Teresa and Ghandi instead.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Well, good. Go and read up about the merits of Mother Teresa and Ghandi instead.
    No, i think that i'll... well, just not.
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    (Original post by Iluvatar)
    No, i think that i'll... well, just not.
    Or start a campaign to canonize Ghandi and make him the Patron Saint of England.
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    Oh no, my God, terrible! Disgusting! White jeans man, white jeans!
    Someone with the same feelings as myself!

    Tipple for today should be mead - oldest English alcoholic drink, and rather tasty too.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Or start a campaign to canonize Ghandi and make him the Patron Saint of England.
    Ghandi's about as English (if not more) as St George, so it could be a good idea!
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    Quite.

    What's all this PC rubbish anyway, who's actually getting stopped parading their 'Englishness' today? Perhaps the semi-mythical PC brigade should stop extrapolating behaviour associated with 'patriotic' football fans to the rest of us.
    I love that word "extrapolate" Sounds kinky.
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    (Original post by kingslaw)
    Ghandi's about as English (if not more) as St George, so it could be a good idea!
    Not really. The patron saints of most countries do not hail from the country they are the patron saints of.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Not really. The patron saints of most countries do not hail from the country they are the patron saints of.

    Really? I thought it was just that very English quality of taking credit for things that a) we didnt do, or b) werent actually very spectacular.

    Which other countries have foreign partron saints?
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    Scotland to name but one.
    Where was the patron saint of Scotland from?
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    (Original post by kingslaw)
    Really? I thought it was just that very English quality of taking credit for things that a) we didnt do, or b) werent actually very spectacular.

    Which other countries have foreign partron saints?

    Ireland.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Ireland.

    Where was St Patrick from??
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    (Original post by kingslaw)
    Where was St Patrick from??
    Wales apparently.
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    Scotland. Mucked around at Glastonbury a while, then moved to Ireland.
    Maybe you're right. He certainly wasn't Irish though.
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    About as Irish as John Logie Baird was American. He definitely lived and did a fair bit of stuff in Ireland though. Irrelevances, who gives a stuff where someone we know next to nothing about that lived many centuries ago was born?
    I agree. I'm not knocking it. I don't think where a country's patron saint comes from is relevant.
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    Do atheists celebrate St. George's Day? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by yawn1)
    Do atheists celebrate St. George's Day? :rolleyes:
    Good question.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Good question.
    Why thank you kind sir!

    I am waiting for a response from someone who may have said that God does not exist, therefore saints don't exist - so obviously they would have no interest in celebrating St. George's Day as that would be hypocritical, would it not?
 
 
 
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