July 10, 2006

Church Of England: St. George Too Warlike, May Offend Muslims

Sad. Really sad. (via Gateway Pundit)

Perhaps England and the rest of the world can assuage Muslim sensitivities by submitting to dhimmitude forthwith, and not prolong the inevitable:
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 scheme, to be considered by the Church's parliament, the General Synod, has met a cautious but sympathetic response from senior bishops.

But it clashes with the increasing popularity of the saint and his flag in England. The World Cup brought out millions of St George crosses as the symbol became increasingly mainstream and less frequently dismissed as a badge favoured only by far-Right political activists.

If St Alban replaced St George, the red cross on a white background would have to be replaced as England's flag by Alban's symbol, a diagonal yellow cross on a blue background that bears a strong similarity to St Andrew's cross, the flag of Scotland.
St. George is also the patron of Georgia, and the city of Moscow.

Nothing like the further emasculation and denial of warrior spirit than denigrating and removing the symbol of martial service/devotion and profession of faith. A true martyr, one that is killed in observance of his faith, not killed by his own hand while trying to murder others.


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