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BANGKOK 20 May 2019 03:21
billd766

St George's Day

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A tad insensitive to Muslims, isn't it? Celebrating a figure so associated with the Crusaders fighting against Mohammedans and the terrible massacres? The UK is now a multicultural society, enriched by people from across the globe, including Muslims.  We should celebrate their contributions to society and respect their feelings by putting an end to St. George's Day.

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Not only St Georges Day but my b/day also...............:thumbsup:

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At least St Patrick's Day is a good excuse for a piss-up.  I can't see any reason for celebrating St George's Day when most English people neither know nor care about it (apart from some small-minded nationalists).

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Flags will be flying on all Anglican churches. 

 

St Patrick's day has also no real relevance to St Patrick in the modern world it is simply an evening long happy hour. Mostly celebrated by the descendants of refugees from the republic...

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18 minutes ago, petermik said:

Not only St Georges Day but my b/day also...............:thumbsup:

 

 

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31 minutes ago, evadgib said:

Banging that particular drum just 24hrs after 290 people have been murdered inc 8 Brits, by ...........................?

Give it a rest pal! ☹️

 

A handful of Muslims who don't represent mainstream Islamic opinion did something terrible.  Perhaps if the West wasn't so keen upon waging war and fomenting turmoil in Muslim countries, then it might not have happened.  The hundreds of thousands of Muslims who've died as a result of the West's policies make the small number of non-Muslims killed pretty insignificant in the greater scale of things.

 

The failure of the West to treat Muslims with respect is uncivil (particularly in the case of England when Muslims were invited to come and work here and to contribute to society), both in international policies and in continuing to promote the Crusader St. George iconography.

 

Where I come from in the UK it's considered rude to invite someone into one's house, then insult them.  To do so is a betrayal of British values and standards.  Treat other people with respect.  Or, since we're talking about a saint here, do as Jesus said "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another". 

 

 

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55 minutes ago, billd766 said:

I am not pc and I never will be, nor do I care what you may think.

 

I thought all the dinosaurs were extinct.  I hope it's not too long before the last of them is.

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1 minute ago, billd766 said:

No reasonable response, just insult the poster, as usual.

A trait all too common on these boards of late ☹️

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