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  •  Pagans weren't slaughtered in Ireland (2+ / 0-)
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    ogre, fenway49

    But thanks for being the turd in the punchbowl

      •  Your lack of reading comprehension (0+ / 0-)

        is showing. Nowhere in the link you provided does it show any support for your assertion of a "slaughter of Pagans". Any historical source will will show that the conversion of the Irish to Christianity was gradual, from the top down, and nonviolent.

    •  The commenter's link (2+ / 0-)
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      tommymet, marykk

      itself does not refer to any slaughter. Just that Patrick evangelized the Irish and they adopted Christianity. It was written by a self-described "heathen" trying to rebuild the pagan tradition she saw Patrick as having supplanted. The link does note, correctly, that the form of Catholicism practiced through the centuries in Ireland adopted many of the pagan symbols and customs.

      But slaughter? Not so much. Either way, adept as I am at holding a grudge when it comes to atrocities, I draw my statute of limitations somewhere inside 1500 years.

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 12:38:52 PM PDT

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