Should Baptist Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

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  1. The Baptist Tape Maker

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    I do not celebrate St. Patrick's Day because I believe that it is nothing more than a Catholic Holiday celebrating the Patron Catholic "Saint" of Ireland... Lately I have came under fire by many of my associates as being extreme for holding true to this conviction and I would like to ask what you think about it?
     
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    Sure I do....he's Baptist! [​IMG]

    Besides, I love corned beef and cabbage. [​IMG]
     
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    Should Baptist Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

    Too late... I already did!!!
     
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    HAd my corned beef and cabbage already.
     
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    Whats corned beef and cabbage got to do with anything [​IMG] I've never had it in my life.

    I went to MacDonalds on Monday. ;)

    Cheers,

    Paddy
     
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    I grew up on corned beef and cabbage, and it doesn't matter to me what anyone else ate. Thats my families traditional meal on st patrick's day. Got a problem with that?
     
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    Kate,

    I wasn't offended in the slightest and of course I have no problem with you eating corned beef and cabbage.

    I just found it funny that this was a traditional dish for St Patricks day in the USA.

    I'm sure you don't really think this is the staple diet in Ireland today. I wouldn't want to get into a good old Irish scrap :mad: because of an innocent remark [​IMG] so don't be offended.
     
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    For some reason or another, Corned Beef and Cabbage has come to symbolize things Irish in these United Sates. So, it is the St Patrick's Day equvilent of the Thanksgiving Day turkey. Personally, I add some carrots and turnips to it and make up New England Boiled Dinner aka Novy Angelski Sherpa. If I wanted an Irish meal, first I'd go down to the docks and get a fresh caught salmon. Then, there is the matter of soda bread.

    And no, I don't celebrate the Day. Locally all of the celebrations are controlled by RC Nationalists. So, I am not about to line up behind a Sin Fein or Virgin Mary banner.
     
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    enda, I ave had irish stew, and loved it. No I don't think you guys eat corned beef and cabbage all the time. But it's tradititonal here.
     
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    Corned Beef and Cabbage, not traditional with me. I don't like it :( and my great-grandfather was Irish. :rolleyes:

    I don't do anything special for St.Patrick's Day, but I do like to wear green [​IMG]

    I did decorate my dining room for spring, but then it turned winter again here.
     
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    St. Patrick was a Godly Man and a person that preached the gospel.
    He should be honored as a great Preacher of the Gospel.
    It is sad that people celebrate him with pub craws and drunkiness.
     
  13. The Baptist Tape Maker

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    I know that many Baptist claim St. Patrick as one of their own, however so do the Catholics. And it is the Catholics who dominate the St. Patricks Day parades.
    And it was the Irish Americans in the mid 19th Century who are responsible for the rise of St. Patrick's Day in America. They needed a sense of unity and they found that through St. Paticks Day.
    The following are sites which have St. Patrick listed as a Catholic and not as a Baptist:

    http://ccel.org/p/patrick/confession/confession.html

    http://newadvent.org/cathen/11554a.htm

    http://knight.org/advent/cathen/11554a.htm

    http://nireland.com/orthodox/Padraig.htm

    Please take a look at these sites,
    BUT BEWARE THEY ARE CATHOLIC SITES---------&gt;

    Thanks and I do hope that everyone had a happy March 17 [​IMG]
     
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    Should Baptists celebrate St Patricks Day?

    Depend on how much you like "Guinness" [​IMG]
     
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    5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
    6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
    7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
    8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
    9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
    10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
    11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
    12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
    13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
    14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
    15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
    16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
    17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
    18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
    19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another, Ro 14:5-19, and 23b "whatsoever is not of faith is sin."

    So in short, if your conscience is bothered, don't do it.
     
  16. The Baptist Tape Maker

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    Thanks TentMaker, the verses really helped. May God Bless your work in Korea...
     
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    Right back at you my brother!
     
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    From one who lives in Savannah Georgia, home of the second largest celebration in the nation.
    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The only Christian thing I heard of that whole week was a group of Christian men marched the parade route one hour before the parade handing out Gospel tracts and preaching, EVERYTHING ELSE :eek: :eek:
     
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    The Wednesday night before St. Patrick's Day, I explained about Patrick to my AWANA boys. How he was kidnapped by pirates, sold as a slave and yet returned as a missionary to tell those who had mistreated him all about Jesus! They thought it was neat.

    Otherwise.... we do not color stuff green or go out and party type thing. I don't have any problem with people having fun holidays like Valentine's, Mother's Day, St. Patrick's Day.

    Sometimes, as Christian's, we turn people off by finding the 'devil on every doorstop'.
     
  20. The Baptist Tape Maker

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    "Come out from among them and be ye seperate..."
    If we live by the standards and convictions that we teach and preach, although many will disagree with what we stand for we will be RESPECTED. The world can not stand "Christians" who take part in the same activities as the world.
    Thnx...
     

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