Monday, April 24, 2006

More on the BBC & St George's Day

Here's the introduction to yesterday’s Sunday Worship on BBC Radio 4:
“Good morning. I’m standing in a side aisle in the parish church in St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland where I serve as associate Minister. It may seem a strange place to begin a celebration of St George’s Day but in fact our Sunday worship this morning is going to celebrate all of the United Kingdom’s four patron saints and explore the distinctive but overlapping spiritual identities that make up Britishness.”
Only the BBC could've come up with that one. I bet Gordon Brown enjoyed it though.


Blogger esbonio said...

It was so predictable. Can you imagine them doing the same thing on any of the other patron saints' days? Of course not.

10:03 pm  
Blogger Clematis Fraud said...


How's about emailing the BBC Religion Unit and suggesting it broadcasts a Hajj special from St Paul's Cathedral or, better still, the Israeli Embassy?

12:33 am  
Blogger Tommy said...

More English taxes wasted, and yes the license fee is a tax!

3:13 am  
Anonymous religion of pieces said...

The Burka Broadcasting Corporation is carrying out the orders of its Petrodollar paymasters.

Saint George and his flag are extremeley offensive to Muslims, see

It's no wonder the Muslims hate Saint George. He's the symbol of Christian chivalry - protection of innocence, defence of the weak against the strong, and respect for women. Not the kind of guy who would rape a nine-year-old girl.

He's also the patron saint of many countries and cities throughout Christendom and could become a symbol of resistance to Islamisation.

If Saint George were to be adopted as the patron Saint of Islamoskeptic bloggers, then April 23rd might become one of the most offensive dates in the calendar, along with Easter and Christmas

2:51 pm  
Blogger Charles Martel said...

The Saint George entry on Wikipedia is fascinating - its an ancient legend, rich in history.

a pity that its not promoted widely in England - and its also a pity that its not a national day for the English.

5:03 pm  

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