Monday, July 14, 2008

Grow up already and get a life!

What's with folks in Northern Ireland?! Every July 12th members of the conservative, anti-Catholic Protestant Orange Order march to stoke memories of a nearly 500 year old Protestant victory over Catholics in the Battle of the Boyne. This, naturally, stirs up anger and resentment resulting in injuries on both sides. It only serves to keep the animosity between these two groups alive. Now as far as I know, Protestants and Catholics are Christians, right? I am, too and I was always taught that a key Christian tenet is that revenge is in God's hands -- "Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord." I don't recall anything about it not applying to the Irish!

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