St. Patrick’s Day: A More Dangerous Time to Drive
Despite what the Bible teaches, the Protestant publication “Christianity Today” seems to think it is acceptable to celebrate as one article at its website states:
Patrick the SaintEach year millions of people observe St. Patrick’s Day, but those in the real Churches of God (COGs), like the Living Church of God, do not. We observe the Holy Days that God enjoined in the Bible and urge others to do so as well.
Behind the fanciful legends of the fifth-century British missionary stands a man worthy of embellishment (Cagney, Mary. Patrick the Saint).
Yes, LCG observes the Feast of Tabernacles. A time well know in the Churches of God as a time of excess in food and alcohol consumption. It also has been a time for sexual escapades, bar brawls and other lasciviousness.
Is not “St. Patrick’s Day” a time from revelry, drinking parties, and drunkenness? Is not that something that the Apostle Peter said real Christians would no longer participate in?
Feast site locals who had restaurants, bars and stores doubled and tripled their alcohol supplies when COGers were coming to town. Alcohol sales went out the roof for these people. When you come from a church that forbids all earthly pleasures except for alcohol and food what is there left to take advantage of that to use these to the excess?
I would worry more about being hit by a COG member at a Feast site than I would on St Patrick's Day. My family was in a car accident in the Pocono's one year because of a COG driver who had been drinking.
The most dangerous time to drive was at the feast where the members were usually liquored up and in party mode.
I read Bob's site today. Laughed like hell when I saw the title about St. Patricks day.
Here's a COG twist on St. Patty's Day. My Dad, a COG member since 1968 thinks that it actually celebrates Jeremiah rather than Patrick. This a British Israel thing where Jeremiah came to Ireland with the princess Tea-Tephi, and relics of Jacob and David.
My Dad's birthday is 3/18 so we always have corned beef and cabbage, a nip of the spirits and we watch a charming old movie, "Darby O'Gill and the Little People". It actually shows the "Little People" with all these relics in their secret cave. So that's whose got the ark of the covenant all these years...! Somebody tell Indiana Jones to catch a Leprachaun.
Don't tell any of the COG police our little secret. They might come over here and raid our party. I'll have to whack'em with an empty bottle of Guiness !
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