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Artoo
03-17-2002, 12:51 PM
A happy st. patty's with all the luck o' the irish to every one of ya lads and lassies out there today. Let the party begin!

does anybody really know what St. Patrick did or is it just a reason for a lot of people to get drunk and party?

*sets up the keg for any other patty's day partyers*

Rogue Nine
03-17-2002, 02:49 PM
It is known that St. Patrick was born in Britain to wealthy parents near the end of the fourth century. He is believed to have died on March 17, around 460 A.D. Although his father was a Christian deacon, it has been suggested that he probably took on the role because of tax incentives and there is no evidence that Patrick came from a particularly religious family. At the age of sixteen, Patrick was taken prisoner by a group of Irish raiders who were attacking his family's estate. They transported him to Ireland where he spent six years in captivity. (There is some dispute over where this captivity took place. Although many believe he was taken to live in Mount Slemish in County Antrim, it is more likely that he was held in County Mayo near Killala.) During this time, he worked as a shepherd, outdoors and away from people. Lonely and afraid, he turned to his religion for solace, becoming a devout Christian. (It is also believed that Patrick first began to dream of converting the Irish people to Christianity during his captivity.)

After more than six years as a prisoner, Patrick escaped. According to his writing, a voice—which he believed to be God's—spoke to him in a dream, telling him it was time to leave Ireland. To do so, Patrick walked nearly 200 miles from County Mayo, where it is believed he was held, to the Irish coast. After escaping to Britain, Patrick reported that he experienced a second revelation—an angel in a dream tells him to return to Ireland as a missionary. Soon after, Patrick began religious training, a course of study that lasted more than fifteen years. After his ordination as a priest, he was sent to Ireland with a dual mission—to minister to Christians already living in Ireland and to begin to convert the Irish. (Interestingly, this mission contradicts the widely held notion that Patrick introduced Christianity to Ireland.)

Familiar with the Irish language and culture, Patrick chose to incorporate traditional ritual into his lessons of Christianity instead of attempting to eradicate native Irish beliefs. For instance, he used bonfires to celebrate Easter since the Irish were used to honoring their gods with fire. He also superimposed a sun, a powerful Irish symbol, onto the Christian cross to create what is now called a Celtic cross, so that veneration of the symbol would seem more natural to the Irish.

(Although there were a small number of Christians on the island when Patrick arrived, most Irish practiced a nature-based pagan religion. The Irish culture centered around a rich tradition of oral legend and myth. When this is considered, it is no surprise that the story of Patrick's life became exaggerated over the centuries—spinning exciting tales to remember history has always been a part of the Irish way of life. )

-taken from The History Channel (www.historychannel.com)

captain_drake
03-17-2002, 04:00 PM
that's all fine mates but i have a wedding to attend to
at the wedding (http://http://www3.islandtelecom.com/~lochend/) just go yo beyond the walls and the sea and coat line mates

Sithcloak
03-17-2002, 06:41 PM
Thanks for that info, i never had the full story.

Happy St. Patricks day!

And i don't want any beer or anything else. I don't drink.

Sithcloak

Clefo
03-17-2002, 07:15 PM
Ah St. Patty's day, embodies everything the Irish stand for, mainly booze and mindless violence..

Ahh what dignity!

captain_drake
03-17-2002, 07:29 PM
go large amounts of booze and mindless vilonce

sorry clefo but i am of irish anccestary so take this

*punches clefo*
comon mates i'll take ye all

Rogue15
03-17-2002, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by captain_drake


sorry clefo but i am of irish anccestary so take this



same here.

*sidekicks drake in the shins*

Clefo
03-17-2002, 07:34 PM
Yep, proving my point here...

captain_drake
03-17-2002, 07:36 PM
shut up clefo j/k
*punches him again*
that was a cheap shot lad
*talckes rouge 15*

Artoo
03-17-2002, 07:45 PM
Oh did anyone else notice our avatars coming back for a moment this morning or was no one else on? I saw mine! Or was it another mindless hallucination. Oh well they were there for a second. Oh well, *punches Clefo just for insulting Ireland* (even though me has no boiling Irish blood in me)

captain_drake
03-17-2002, 07:49 PM
aye thats the tickey lads lets get celfo for insulting ireland

*begins kicking celfo*

Clefo
03-17-2002, 07:56 PM
Okay Ireland also has Potatoes and U2... Thats about it

captain_drake
03-17-2002, 08:04 PM
*drinks hevey amunts of beer*

ok lad you saved yerself a beat down

Rogue15
03-17-2002, 08:05 PM
Originally posted by Artoo
Oh did anyone else notice our avatars coming back for a moment this morning or was no one else on? I saw mine! Or was it another mindless hallucination. Oh well they were there for a second.

yep mine was up enough for me to change it hehehe

Shortly afterwards tho, the forums went down due to loading or something. :)

Clefo
03-17-2002, 08:08 PM
They should bring back the Avatars... Not Sigs.... I had a cool avatar I wanted to use

Anywho:

Faith and Begorah me lads! Wurrah wurrah wurrah!

captain_drake
03-17-2002, 08:09 PM
*looks at rouge 15*
there you are
*punches him in the eye*

Artoo
03-17-2002, 09:14 PM
Aiee. Me have to go back to schooling tomorrow. Better party the night away here so as not to be to awake tomorrow. *throws back a pint and chucks the glass at captainn drake* what'er you lookin at.

captain_drake
03-17-2002, 09:22 PM
only yer ugly mug mate
*he roars and throws his glass at artoo*
damn it now i have to get another beer

Darth_Rommel
03-18-2002, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by captain_drake
only yer ugly mug mate
*he roars and throws his glass at artoo*
damn it now i have to get another beer

Why do you always call everyone a "lad" or a "mate"? It's kinda of annoying when someone who is obviously younger than you calls you "boy", "lad", or "mate, IMHO. *shrugs*

I'm of Irish descent, too... I'm not a overly violent person. I don't drink, either. :eek:

Happy belated St. Patrick's day, "Lads". :rolleyes:

EDIT: OH! Nevermind... I can see now that you were just trying to sound Irish! *slaps forehead*

Clefo
03-18-2002, 07:38 PM
I should point out that the euphanism "Mate" isn't really that Irish

captain_drake
03-18-2002, 08:47 PM
aye and whats your point lad

(oh yeah clefo youre younger then me i belive so i can call you that.....LAD)

Darth_Rommel
03-18-2002, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by captain_drake
aye and whats your point lad

(oh yeah clefo youre younger then me i belive so i can call you that.....LAD)

I don't think Clefo is younger than you, Boy. :D

Darth Homer
03-19-2002, 01:28 AM
Well, I happen to be of Scottish ancestry...nobles to boot...I'll get my loyal subjects to beat the livin crap out of ya!

*begins playing Scotland the Brave on the bagpipes*

captain_drake
03-19-2002, 09:15 AM
(i bet i am)

ok Lass i wonder if you whould mind telling me do you go around in a kilt all day j/k

Darth Homer
03-19-2002, 09:54 AM
*Whips LARGE knife out from sock and presses it against Drake's throat*
What was that about "Lass"??
I'll let ya go this time, but don't let it happen again.
*releases Drake*
:p

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Clefo
03-19-2002, 10:25 AM
Age does not mean wisdom, boy.

captain_drake
03-19-2002, 02:24 PM
true in some cases but not in others
but the fact remains that i can call you lad should i chose so

Crazy_dog no.3
03-19-2002, 03:44 PM
St. Partick's day. The day to get drunk without getting arrested.;)

Artoo
03-19-2002, 05:23 PM
We missed 2 great celebrations yewsterday also. Yesterday was national hangover day and Albert Einstein's birthday. Happy Birthday Al!

Clefo
03-19-2002, 07:23 PM
I could choose to call you "The Bane of all English Teachers" But I don't... Respect those who obviously are smarter than you

captain_drake
03-19-2002, 07:26 PM
:mad: :mad:
ok clefo all i did was say that by age but if your going to get insulting in all i think you should say you are sorry and i will never call you lad again ok

Clefo
03-19-2002, 07:30 PM
Uh-huh, there's something called "Disrespect" that you showed, boy, like punching me when I made that funny joke about beer and violence

Darth_Rommel
03-19-2002, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by captain_drake
true in some cases but not in others
but the fact remains that i can call you lad should i chose so

... If spelling is an indication of intelligence... :cool: j/k

Listen, we all chose names to use on this forum. If you wanna talk, refer to me by that one, k? I'm sure many others feel that way also. If you call me lad even once I'll... :mad:

captain_drake
03-19-2002, 07:38 PM
ok fine mates i will never call anyone here again lad or lass
and i am sorry for hitting you clefo i will never do that again

now saw yer sorry for those spelling jokes and infering that i'm stupid

Clefo
03-19-2002, 07:41 PM
*Wonders how you see sorry*

Anyway, Dave, I never said you were stupid (Rommel might have) I said that I was smarter than you, which dosen't mean your stupid

captain_drake
03-19-2002, 07:48 PM
Damn you celfo just becouse my spelling is bad means nothing
the only subjects i am bad in are math and biogolgy
i could kick your ass in history

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :ma

Clefo
03-19-2002, 07:55 PM
Strange, History is one of my VERY VERY GOOD subjects, Are you challenging me?

Darth Homer
03-19-2002, 07:55 PM
MAN! Can't we all just get along??

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Rogue Nine
03-20-2002, 10:16 AM
Okay, St. Patty's is over. And this thread sounds like an Irish pub anyway.