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Paddy's Day

Post by Marcas » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:55 am

Popped in expecting to see a thread on Paddy's day. Being that it is a saints day, what is the general feeling of the Irish Atheist community?
Personally I can't stand the day for a few reasons but the main one is that it is an excuse for drunks in Celtic jerseys to have a fight.
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Post by adamd164 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:46 am

Hate it. Nuff said.
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Re: Paddy's Day

Post by FXR » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:54 pm

Marcas wrote:Popped in expecting to see a thread on Paddy's day. Being that it is a saints day, what is the general feeling of the Irish Atheist community?
Personally I can't stand the day for a few reasons but the main one is that it is an excuse for drunks in Celtic jerseys to have a fight.
Its a potential future opportunity. Imagine a campaign, in the name of tolerance and inclusion, to rename it Paddies Day and take out the religious bandwagon. As it is it links a "day for the Irish" with being Catholic. I love telling tourist the guy was Welsh and the son and grandson of priests. So much for celibacy.....
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Post by Neesik » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:06 pm

I gotta celebrate it, it's my wifes birthday bless her :lol:
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Post by FXR » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:19 pm

Neesik wrote:I gotta celebrate it, it's my wifes birthday bless her :lol:
Then, assuming your wife has never introduced an anit-Irish foreign religious orgnisiation to the country, we should all get drunk in her honor! :lol:
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Post by Neesik » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:32 pm

FXR
Then, assuming your wife has never introduced an anit-Irish foreign religious orgnisiation to the country,
No fear of that! She's an out and out Atheist.
we should all get drunk in her honor!
Sounds good to me, cheers :D
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Post by FXR » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:39 pm

Neesik wrote:FXR
Then, assuming your wife has never introduced an anit-Irish foreign religious orgnisiation to the country,
No fear of that! She's an out and out Atheist.
we should all get drunk in her honor!
Sounds good to me, cheers :D
Another hour from now I'm off into the big smoke to survey the tourists and get their take on it. I suppose to be sociable I have no choice but to have a few pints....... All in the name of research of course! :roll:
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Post by RobbieB » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:13 pm

It's just another day of the year to me... Maybe cos I'm not religious and I don't drink.

What is it exactly that we celebrate today, anyway?
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Post by FXR » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:26 pm

RobbieB wrote:It's just another day of the year to me... Maybe cos I'm not religious and I don't drink.

What is it exactly that we celebrate today, anyway?
You don't know?
Today we celebrate the arrival on these shores of a Welsh religious fanatic and compulsive liar whose activates led to the subjugation of native culture, colonization, occupation, repression, penal laws, infiltration by a foreign religious state, child rape and torture, monumental hypocrisy and sexual repression.

So lets have a parade and a big party :roll:
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Post by FXR » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:48 pm

FYI: Should the subject of "St" patrick come up by chance today you can mention his lineage. As he wrote himself in his "confessions" his great-grandfather was a deacon, his grandfather was a priest and his father, Colpornius, a deacon. Celibacy my ass.
So can we assume Patsy had a girlfriend too!

You don't hear much about that kinda thing on the 17th of March!
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