Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Taking the Saint out of Patrick's Day

According to this story from my local paper, there is a movement afoot to remove Saint Patrick from the March 17 holiday.

This is in order to not be offensive to non-religious people who still want to enjoy the parades, green beer and other trimmings of the holiday, which is reminiscent of the issues people had with retailers wishing a Merry Christmas, rather than happy holidays or the even less committal Season's Greetings.

Religion blogger Terry Mattingly pointed to the article in his Get Religion blog, gaining several comments about whether the scope of the idea was really newsworthy.

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