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The Real Story of St Patrick’s Day

As you might of heard, St Patrick himself was never actually Irish. It’s true, he wasn’t. He was actually from England (or Wales?), so he might of actually been a Brit. So Sir St Patrick of England, as a teenager of 16, had been captured by the Irish and made into a slave. At the age of about 22 he escaped and went back to England, where he’d plotted and came back as a Bishop who would drive out the Pagans/Celtics (The original Irish) and converted everyone else in the country to Catholicism. – The word “Snake” you see doesn’t actually refer to the reptile-animal ‘snake’, it actually refers to Pagans/Celtics as “Snakes”, so St Patrick drove out the snakes, meaning he drove out those who enslaved him-the original Irish. (Celtic/pagan)

And the day of St Patrick’s Day, is actually the day that St Patrick died!
March 17th 460 AD

I love St Patrick’ Day – very very very much, it is awesome and this bit of history I learned I hope to share with everyone, (and I hope you do too) because I personally find it very interesting and ironic. I was very surprised, but it as they say, truth is often far more stranger (and curious!) than fiction.

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Vatican invited Cardinal Keith O’Brien to conclave despite knowledge of sexual allegations by Catholic priests

When news broke this week that Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, had been accused by four priests of sexual exploitation both his critics and supporters were instantly suspicious of the timing.

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Story Entry: Katie Paul

If you wish to contact this person, feel free to contact her via her wordpress blog address provided.

This is a story for the current event going on, asking followers and anyone to write about their personal experiences regarding ideology in their life. If you want to talk to this person, or any of the other stories that will be posted, please fallow the links provided.

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

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This call out for stories of one’s ideological life’s journey has flooded my brain with so much material– I may just dedicate my entire blog (katiefindingway.wordpress.com) to this very subject. In an effort to summarize it so far, I fell back to my standby mode of operation: poetry.

I began with the actual first prayer that I said every night before bed for many years, then used that format and changed it for each major religious influence I experienced in my life. I went to Catholic School for 13 years, learned to question it’s authority at a very early age, enjoyed learning about other religions in college, and found a special affinity for the buddhist philosophies including meditation, and I am currently floating through middle age with no religion in particular to offer my kids. But I am certainly not at a loss for beliefs. Thank you for this opportunity to share.

New Prayer

My mother taught me to pray:
Dear Jesus,
I love you
Keep me safe from harm
God bless all my family
Make me a good girl
Amen

The Church taught me to fear:
Almighty Jesus, my Savior, who watches me always
Who loves me, but hates my sins
I must keep in line to earn safety from Hell
God blesses all who follow His rules with Heaven
I must confess when I have not been good
In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen

Human nature taught me to reason:
I don’t really know this Jesus fellow, but
I want to be loved, perhaps
I must keep myself safe, although
I will still seek out blessings, and
I will try to be good
Amen

Experience taught me to question:
Is there a God? I have learned the names of many, but I can see none.
How do we love? Good intentions are often confused.
Where can we be safe? There is no place to hide from ourselves.
Who is blessed? We have all been deceived.
What is good? Without darkness, the light cannot be seen.
Why do we say “Amen”? Language becomes meaningless.

Meditation taught me to simply observe:
There is greatness
There is love
There is safety
There is blessing
There is goodness
Om

I taught myself to write a new prayer:
Dear One,
When I love, you love
Our Spirit cannot be harmed
Everything is Blessed
Good work is never done

–Katie Paul

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Quotes: Einstein

When he turned 50, Einstein granted an interview in which he was asked point-blank, do you believe in God?

“I’m not an atheist, and I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations.”

“I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals or would sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. My religiosity consists of a humble admiration of the infinitely superior spirit that reveals itself in the little that we can comprehend about the knowable world. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.”

“I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal God is a childlike one. You may call me an agnostic, but I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being.”

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Faith is a bluebird

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PENNY:
Yes, I do

RUFUS:
Well
Faith is a bluebird
You see from afar
It’s for real
And as sure as the first evening star

You can’t touch it
Or buy it or wrap it up tight
But it’s there just the same
Making things turn out right

PENNY:
Can’t touch it or buy it
Or wrap it up tight
But it’s there just the same
Making things turn out right

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Update: Story Time!

Okay, so for all those following or just tuning in, I’d like to do something to help us to better understand each other and our ideologies and how we came to where we stand now. So I would like it if followers would take some time to write down and tell us their Ideological life’s journey, your stories will be posted/re-blogged  onto this blog for everyone to read and to better understand the view points of others and that we are indeed (more or less) all human and all have lives, parents, family, friends and other people who contribute to who and what we are.

So here’s the basics:

  • Write about your religious/ideological life journey.
  • Feel free to add pictures, links, whatever.
  • It will be posted for all to see & read.

If you are interested in doing this, please choose to “like” this or simply add your story in comments if you wish and I’ll copy/paste it into a Post with a link to your profile or just your name (that you’d like to use) if you’d like.

Good luck, have fun and happy sharing!

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Comic: Poetry

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February 12, 2013 · 11:30 am