St Whos Day

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  1. So whats all the fuss about this Portugese bloke then - Georgiou or somesuch. He killed a 'dragon' (apparently). Now if memory serves, weren't 'dragons' also referred to as wyrms. So basically, this Georgiou bloke done a bit of gardening and killed a worm!? ooooooh - nails! 8O

    And he was made a Saint? 8O

    At least our bloke was a on of JC's Top 12 (a Disciple) and got crucified




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  2. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Bit confused if I'm honest. Supposed to be a Protestant country, and protestants (if I'm not mistaken) don't make saints. WTF are we doing having a day to celebrate a saint, even if he did ensure the extinction of a perfectly valid creature that had every right to exist (and burn villages)?

    Also, if it's such a bad thing to celebrate it, why then are the Spanish so big on St Georges day, and why are they allowed to display the flag when we are subjected to bylaws that say it is a criminal offense punishable by burning at the stake (rather than burning at the dragon) for displaying such a jingoistic, racist and nazi symbol?
     
  3. Aparrantly St George was turkish, says a lot when we have to import our national saints!
     
  4. Ah well, you see you had a perfectly good local saint, Edmund the Martyr. Time served, he had worked with many English saints and had all his certificates and insurances. However you chose to bring in a low-cost immigrant saint and now you just can't get decent upright moral leaders in the country...you have to rely on Europeans.
     
  5. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    AS they say in a popular song 'Sanctify Yourself'.

    Haven't we got a St Tone now, or is he going straight to hell?
     
  6. So he'd be a true local then ;)
     
  7. St Andrew was a fisherman in Gallilee, hardly a sweat stained Buckfast swilling, Jellied up dosser from Castlemilk now.......

    At least there were no Subs in Gallilee to catch his nets.


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  8. First offence?
     
  9. I was recently told by a student that St Georges day is racist.
     
  10. St Andrew....

    While little is known about his life, we do know that he was a fisherman from Galilee, brother to Simon, whom Jesus would call Peter, and one of the first to be called as a disciple of Christ. Andrew was believed to have been a missionary to Asia Minor and Greece, and was reportedly crucified by the Romans on an x-shaped cross at Patras, in 69 AD, as he did not feel worthy to be crucified on a cross like Christ was. His remains were entombed and in 370 AD, taken from Constantinople (where the bones had resided under the order of the Emperor Constantine) to a Pictish settlement on the Eastern coast of Scotland by Saint Rule, who was told in a vision to take the bones to the “ends of earth” for safe-keeping, and he removed a tooth, arm bone, kneecap and some fingers from the tomb in Constantinople. The settlement later became known as St. Andrews, and the relics were placed first in a small chapel, and then later in the Cathedral of St. Andrews, a center for medieval religious pilgrims (and modern pilgrims of a another sort travel there for the golf!) It is believed that the relics were destroyed during the Scottish Reformation. The larger part of St. Andrew’s remains were stolen from Constantinople in 1210 and were moved to Amalfi, in southern Italy. In 1879 the local Archbishop sent part of the saint’s shoulder blade to the Scottish Roman Catholic community, and Pope Paul VI presented further relics of the Saint in 1969, which are currently on display in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Edinburgh

    St Rule certainly got that one right..
     
  11. C'mon, did I say he was local? no. I just pointed out that he'd accomplished a little more than doing the shrubs and planting some lobelia
     
  12. Sh!t, have we had immigrants THAT FKN long. Was Blair in power then as well.

    BT. :D
     
  13. There has always been a requirement for kebabs after a night of raping and pillaging...
     
  14. Nope hes was a soldier of the Roman Empire, from Anatolia, now modern day Turkey, who was venerated as an Islamic and Christian martyr.

    Turkish George