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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Shamrock? Day?

There is apparently a new politically correct movment in this "mealy mouthed" country to abolish St. Patrick's Day and rename it to the more, less "offensive",
"Shamrock Day".

This is ridiculous! I get the fact that some atheists are offended by the use of the phrase "St. Patrick" as, he is a Christian Saint. But, I don't support in any way their "offense".

First off, if they were secure in their atheism, this wouldn't be a problem. Secondly, who are they to lecture Irish-Americans on what they can and can't celebrate?!

Where does it end?

This politically correct speech has got to end. And now!

Where is it stated in the Constitution of our government that you have the right to "not be offended"? For crying out loud!

The whole purpose of the 1rst Ammendment is to first, secure our right to freedom of speech, and secondly, to ensure that we are all free to pursue the religion we prefer and for the government to not interfere in our religious choices. There is no provision in our Constitution for "freedom from religion", just "freedom of religion".

Apparently, Disney, that once bastion of kid safe movies, has decided that it is important to change "St. Patrick's Day" to "Shamrock Day", as if we were all pagans and were worshiping a green flower. Nice, but, totally stupid.

The whole meaning behind "St. Patrick's Day" is centered around the belief that St. Patrick, an English priest, converted Ireland to Christianity. The shamrock part of the story has to do with his clever use of this plant as a way to demonstrate the meaning behind "The Trinity".

Of course, the truth of the matter is that there were already existing in Ireland, "Celtic Christians". So, in reality what St. Patrick's real influence was in converting Ireland to Catholicism.

Be that as it may, it makes no sense whatsoever to take a holiday for Ireland Catholics and try and turn it into some sort of quasi secular/pagan holiday. That is just insulting.

So much for the "tolerant" left and their nonsensical "politically correct" ideas.

I for one, reject this idiosy. And so, for me, it will always be "St. Patrick's Day". And I am NOT even a Catholic!

I am an Episcopalian, a member of the Anglican Church.


Blogger Wilson said...

One private school in N. California wants to call St. Patrick's Day "Shamrock Day" and this is a movement? I realize that even brother Episcopalians on the right have to invent conspiracies in order to keep their victim status and hatred of the left, but could you at least try harder next time for a little depth in your fantasies before spouting off in public. It's embarrassing to the rest of us Episcopalians. Try Google next time- it's amazing!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Clay said...

As for "the rest of us Episcoplaian" Who are you to dictate that? I received a Diocease news later a couple of year ago that had a group of Episcopalian women at a "Pro Choice" rally holding up a banner with the Episcopal Church's shield on it, as if we all agree with their pro-abortion stance.

Wilson, you need to get over yourself big time!

8:13 PM  
Blogger Clay said...

Wilson, I have noticed that your name doesn't actually resolve to any web site. In other words, you are a fraud. A fraud who is posting here. Are you a coward? Just wondering.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Clay said...

"One private school in N. California wants to call St. Patrick's Day "Shamrock Day" and this is a movement?"

Excuse me. Just a school in North California?

You obviously didn't read my post. How about Disney for starts?

What are you a moron?

8:19 PM  

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