Thursday, July 06, 2006

St. George in the Dock

His dragon-slaying heroics have kept his legend alive through the centuries.

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.

Clergy have started a campaign to replace George with St Alban, a Christian martyr in Roman Britain.
The Daily Mail via

Saint George lived in Palestine. He is the patron saint of Lebanon and is traditionally venerated by many Middle East Christians. That outreach to a Middle-Eastern people results in the demotion of a saint native to the region demonstrates the irrational caprice of multicultural abnegation.

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