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too warlike

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 06, 2006

Crusader tops dragon, only to find himself snarled in the tentacles of political correctness. From the Daily Mail:

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.

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  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Jul. 09, 2006 12:50 AM ET USA

    Every time I read one of these cryto-morons trying to spay or neuter the world of Anglo Saxon lore I immediately flip to my copy of GK Chesterton's wonderful poem Lepanto and belt out a few verses so the neighborhood can share in my joy.

  • Posted by: Genuflect - Jul. 08, 2006 2:12 PM ET USA

    "Have you ever thought of re-branding yourselves The Golden Eagles? " So what did you expect from the Jesuits? (I have my old Warriors sweatshirt still)

  • Posted by: LWL - Jul. 08, 2006 12:12 PM ET USA

    Sometimes you just have to laugh at the insanity of worrying about offending "the enemy" of Christianity. My confessor tells me to pray for the Muslims to be converted to the True Faith; he's never mentioned trying to win them over with wimpishness.

  • Posted by: Laity1 - Jul. 07, 2006 10:01 AM ET USA

    The campaign may be getting legs. The move has been endorsed by PETA's international sub-comittee on dragons, and by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The latter group was quick to caution that St. George not be harshly judged however, as the hopelessly patriarchal society of the time may have denied St. George of non-violent role models.

  • Posted by: Eleazar - Jul. 07, 2006 7:31 AM ET USA

    I nominate a limp noodle as the patron saint for the Anglicans.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jul. 06, 2006 7:00 PM ET USA

    Of course, if St. George was mythological, what's the issue?

  • Posted by: Fatimabeliever - Jul. 06, 2006 6:42 PM ET USA

    Just curious, has any Muslim or Muslim nation even considered that their symbols might offend Christians. The answer Muslims have given time and time again is to chop the heads off of those who are Christians or shoot them dead. THANK YOU GOD THESE CHRISTIANS GO STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN FOR DYING FOR JESUS CHRIST!

  • Posted by: - Jul. 06, 2006 6:07 PM ET USA

    How about Puff the Magic Dragon. He's SUPERCUTE!

  • Posted by: - Jul. 06, 2006 1:54 PM ET USA

    Sancte Michael archangele, defende nos in proelio . . .

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jul. 06, 2006 1:49 PM ET USA

    That slight rumbling you feel is not an earthquake. It's just Winston Churchill turning over in his grave.

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