Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Some in England want to do away with St. George
First it was piglet now this (link). Here is the link.
Why? To quote:
But the Church of England is considering rejecting England's patron saint St George on the grounds that his image is too warlike and may offend Muslims
My mothers mother was English. St. George was special to her. In many ways it is an identity, a history and someone very special.
He is also well loved in the Coptic faith.
This is all about fear. Fear that makes people want to give up things that are special.
However, George has become unfashionable among politicians and bureaucrats. His saint's day, April 23, has no official celebration in England, and councils have banned the St George flag from their buildings and vehicles during the World Cup.
Unfashionable with politicians. So is Christ except as a political end to a means most of the time. So where to next?
I'll write more later on this. Gateway Pundit has the story as well (link).
Posted by DavidNic at 9:56 AM