Should St Patricks day be stopped

Discuss church-state separation issues that are relevant in Ireland.

Should St Patricks day be stopped

Yes turn pictures of Mr.Paddy (Succat) upsidedown.
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22%
No St.Patrick was a great fellow, its a nice day out in mid-March
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28%
Don't care I just want to get drunk
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50%
 
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Post by DollarLama » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:43 pm

FXR wrote:bishops would be jumping off spires.
I relish the day.
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Post by FXR » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:46 pm

DollarLama wrote:
FXR wrote:bishops would be jumping off spires.
I relish the day.
There would have to be "beware of falling clerics" signs around churches.
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Post by lostexpectation » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:12 pm

i actually think it should be more smaller not more inclusive, leave it to the religious
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Post by washington » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:32 am

Keep it ...I need the sleep...but I always wondered what the Nationalists and the Uber-republicans were doing celebrating a British saint :D
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Post by lostexpectation » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:00 pm

washington wrote:Keep it ...I need the sleep...but I always wondered what the Nationalists and the Uber-republicans were doing celebrating a British saint :D

well he's welsh ain't he thats celtic
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Post by FXR » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:04 pm

lostexpectation wrote:
washington wrote:Keep it ...I need the sleep...but I always wondered what the Nationalists and the Uber-republicans were doing celebrating a British saint :D

well he's welsh ain't he thats celtic
I think the latest theory is he was from Normandy! Either way what he brought with him was'nt native.
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Post by aZerogodist » Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:50 am

bipedalhumanoid wrote:Actually I distinctly remember hearing some debate on newstalk including a very religious person who was disgusted that people were more and more commonly referring to it as "paddy's day" rather than Saint Patrick's day. Mainly because it removes the religious connotations from the name. So if you want to piss off the church on this day you know what to do :lol:
Yep that sounds better, and Xmas day the other.
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Post by bipedalhumanoid » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:55 am

aZerogodist wrote:
bipedalhumanoid wrote:Actually I distinctly remember hearing some debate on newstalk including a very religious person who was disgusted that people were more and more commonly referring to it as "paddy's day" rather than Saint Patrick's day. Mainly because it removes the religious connotations from the name. So if you want to piss off the church on this day you know what to do :lol:
Yep that sounds better, and Xmas day the other.
There's a more recent phenomenon where people refer to Christians as Xrains too. That's another goodie. I spose we can just refer to Jebus as X.
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Post by freakysnatch » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:23 am

Paddy's Day means a lie in and a great excuse to head stright for the pub for 10 hours without anyone batting an eyelid. I say we keep it!
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Post by munsterdevil » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:04 pm

I'm all for keeping it but the celebration itself is a bit of a farce.
There was a large minority of Christians in Ireland (mainly Leinster) by the time Patrick arrived here and this is mainly down to the work of a bishop called 'Palladius' sent by the then Pope.

Some have suggested that they operated on this island at the same time with Patrick mainly based in Connaught and Ulster.

There is actually some historical debate as to whether people have his arrival and Patricks arrival mixed up. But one thing is for sure Palladius was the first to convert a large part of the country.

So all in all from a catholic point of view the whole day is bit of a sham.

Who knows maybe some day it could be called 'Palladius Day' :D
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