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Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:31 am
by Ygern
Need you ask?
not as many are aware that he is also the patron saint of Nigeria, a country that was evangelized primarily by Irish clergy.
http://www.allsaintsbrookline.org/celti ... trick.html

A propos of nothing, Irish influence can also be found in Kwazulu & Zululand... home pubs and breweries are called 'shebeen' - and its now considered local vernacular.

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:00 am
by FXR
munsterdevil wrote:Oh yeah I nearly forgot, but St. Patrick is also the patron saint of Nigeria

However in 'God's' name that came about.

Incidentally Guinness is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in Nigeria and there is actually a Guinness brewery in Nigeria.

Now there is a coincidence!!! :o
And the government has spent millions in the last few years dealing with problems of illegal Nigerian immigration in Ireland. I wonder where they got the idea they should come here.........

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:04 am
by mkaobrih
It’s the no buying alcohol on Good Friday that pisses me off.

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:34 pm
by CelticAtheist
mkaobrih wrote:It’s the no buying alcohol on Good Friday that pisses me off.
Is this true?
Mind you, I have never tried to buy alcohol on Good Friday.

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:37 pm
by Penguin_Factory
I don't think there's any need for that- St. patrick's day is even more secular than Christmas and Easter now.

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:28 am
by Jon
I really should spend more time reading these posts although, with this one, I've some difficulty. The whole way through I just couldn't get the image of a muslim wondering what to do with a sausage and a condom out of my mind. There's a synergy in there somewhere. Mind you, there's also no "I" in team, but there is a "me" if you look hard enough.

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:41 am
by Jon
Ygern wrote:Out of interest, where did the story of Patrick and the snakes come from seeing as there haven't been any of our slithery brethren here since the end of the last Ice Age?
You should go to Phoenix Park (zoo) or, of course, the Oireachtas if you want to see snakes. The less poisonous ones are the ones in the zoo.

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:37 am
by FXR
Penguin_Factory wrote:I don't think there's any need for that- St. patrick's day is even more secular than Christmas and Easter now.
Which is why shifting the day to the last Monday in March (employers would like that) and making the name offically Paddies Day would be more tolerant and inclusive.

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:46 am
by bipedalhumanoid
CelticAtheist wrote:
mkaobrih wrote:It’s the no buying alcohol on Good Friday that pisses me off.
Is this true?
Mind you, I have never tried to buy alcohol on Good Friday.
Yes It's illegal to sell alcohol on good friday. Although there were some restaurants managed to avoid prosecution last year. The judge threw the cases out of court.

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:57 am
by nozzferrahhtoo
Yea I am totaly for battling this one. It is an example of legal endoresement of religious beliefs. No alchohol on good friday is about as far from a secular law as it is possible to get.