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For he is an Englishman...
Today is St George’s Day and, as usual, I think about how utterly inappropriate it is for a saint born in Lydda in Roman Palestine, who never went anywhere remotely near Britain, to be Patron Saint of England. He should be fired from the job and replaced by a genuine British saint; Saint Cuthbert would be my preferred candidate, with Saint Dunstan as second choice.
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ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: April 23rd, 2014 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you are correct. There are lots of more appropriate saints than St. George, for example St. Swithun or St. Columba.

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bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: April 23rd, 2014 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
St. Swithun would be perfect.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 23rd, 2014 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
And he already has a day which is known throughout the land.
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: April 23rd, 2014 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
And weather is the English favourite subject!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 23rd, 2014 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Saint Columba was Irish. Swithun would be acceptable.
paratti From: paratti Date: April 23rd, 2014 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Patrick.

For the Lols.

And he was British.
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: April 24th, 2014 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Ireland is closer to Britain than Roman Palestine after all. I have no problems with Swithun.





































































gillo From: gillo Date: April 23rd, 2014 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd go with Swithin too. Cuddy was too much of a misogynist for me. How about Hilda of Whitby? Or Chad?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 23rd, 2014 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
St. Hilda would be fine; although the first thing that occurs to me when I hear her name is the Synod of Whitby, which I regard as one of the three greatest catastrophes in English history.
gillo From: gillo Date: April 23rd, 2014 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I tend to think of Caedmon, first English poet, which is fairly appropriate for today.

Will the Quill is my patron saint, though.
frivol From: frivol Date: April 25th, 2014 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I love your icon!
I'm not English, but St Dunstan sounds good to me (although I do have a soft spot for Cuthbert). There's St Bede, too.



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speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 25th, 2014 07:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Alas, the Venerable Bede was never officially made a Saint and calling him St. Bede is incorrect. If he was a Saint I would support him with everything I had as he is an icon of my homeland.
frivol From: frivol Date: April 25th, 2014 11:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I did wonder about that- I know he is the Venerable Bede, but I also know there are many places called St Bede's around - my nephews go to a school called St Bede's. (Whether or not it is the same Bede I'm not sure. Most places are more about 'selling' the type of education they provide or institution they are, it seems!)
But having a hunt around it does seem that the Venerable Bede is also known as St Bede, right or wrong. So he has my vote even if he's not official!

hesadevil From: hesadevil Date: April 25th, 2014 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I blame the crusader knights .....

but that doesn't help.

St Alban might be more appropriate - at least he was English.
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