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St. Patrick’s Day: What is a wrong, a lie, a misrepresentation, misconception

St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us! Typically, we associate the holiday with drinking, drinking, and drinking. Oh, and being Irish.

But there’s a lot more to St. Patrick’s Day than most people know.

You’ve probably been living a lie. When you learn all the facts, this holiday actually kind of… sucks

 Christine Dalton in The Huffington Post  this March 14, 2014
Everything You Know About St. Patrick’s Day Is Wrong

Sorry to burst your bubble, but here are 10 brutally honest facts about St. Patrick’s Day.

  • 10
    St. Patrick wasn’t Irish.
    Historians believe he was born in what is now England, Scotland or Wales.
  • 9
    St. Patrick’s color is blue.
    WE’VE BEEN LIVING A LIE. You might want to hold off on the green face paint this year.
  • 8
    St. Patrick’s Day as we know it was invented in America.
    Really?! Catholic University’s Irish American expert, Timothy Meagher, explains that St. Patrick’s Day celebrations began in the 18th century in American cities with large Irish immigrant populations.
  • 7
    March 17th is the day St. Patrick died.
    So you’re celebrating his death, you a**hole.
  • 6
    St. Patrick didn’t drive all the snakes from Ireland.
    Probably because there’s no evidence that snakes have EVER existed in Ireland. The climate is much too chilly for them.
  • 5
    The shamrock isn’t the symbol of Ireland.
  • Sure, you can find shamrocks all over the Emerald Isle, but the real symbol is the harp.
  • 4
    St. Patrick’s Day used to be a dry holiday.
    Today’s booze-bags look to the holiday as a great excuse to start drinking Guinness at 9 AM.
  • Until 1970, however, all pubs in Ireland were closed in observance of the religious feast day.
  • 3
    Corned beef and cabbage isn’t a traditional Irish dish.
    It’s just about as Irish as spaghetti and meatballs. You’re better off sticking to Guinness.
  • 2
    There are more Irish people living in the U.S. than Ireland.
    The population of Ireland is about 4.2. million. In contrast, there are around 34 MILLION people of Irish descent living in America.
  • 1
    Your odds of finding a four-leaf clover are slim to none.
    1 in 10,000 to be exact.

Ouch.

But let’s end on a happy note. At least these two guys are Irish.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

Kornet Chehwan, Lebanon: Re-opening of the Phares Zogbi library
On Saturday, February 29, the Cultural Foundation of Phares Zogbi library invited its readers to attend a formal re-opening ceremony.
Last year, St. Joseph University delayed appointing a manager to the library after Rita Zogbi opened her own business “Baby Steps“.
The faculty of law and political sciences at the University of Saint-Joseph announced the re-opening of the library of the Cultural Foundation of Phares Zoghbi.
Located in Kornet Chehwan, this former private library, turned over to be the university to become a public library, has a multi-disciplinary resources of over 50,000 manuscripts, mostly in French and Arabic.
The library is opened every day (Monday to Friday) from 8:30 to 4 pm and from 9 to 3 pm on Saturday. And Maha is the new administrator.
The inauguration started at 11 am and a delicious buffet was served after 3 people talked for the audience, mostly women and representative of the various local schools (responsible for their respective libraries and “research”).  I was practically the only male, besides the chairman of the university.
Maitre Zoghbi, over 96 of age and on a wheel chair, made the honor of “walking”  in.  In a couple of days was his birthday, and a birthday cake was presented to him.
Maitre Phares was feeling emotional, and for every figure he “thought” was familiar he would hide his face and cry bitterly.
The speakers learned to talk to Maitre Zoghbi instead of facing the audience: Otherwise, Phares would have a loud chat with his neighbor: He is hard of hearing.
Last year, Sherifeh opened one morning (every 2 Saturdays) so that we could return and borrow books.
In the inauguration photo below, I am at the far left side. Phares Zoghbi is in the center. On his right is the chairman of the university and on his left the Dean of the Law School.
Article paru dans l'Orient du Samedi 8 mars
Article paru dans l’Orient du Samedi 8 mars

Halloween, April Fool’s, Religious signs… Are you permitted to dress up

Happy wowday

Halloween gives you permission to dress up. April Fool’s, a chance to play a prank.

What if there was one day of the year where you had permission to do things that made people say, “wow.”

Acts of generosity or bravery or insight…

What if you focused and practiced and got your nerve up and leaned way over the edge, just one day of the year?

If you could get out of your comfort zone for a few hours in a way that benefited and delighted people you care about, what would that look and feel like?

Today might be your wowday. Or tomorrow.

Up to you.

Posted by Seth Godin on March 18, 2014

21 Hilarious Signs You Grew Up With Religious Parents

ROB FEE posted this March 11, 2014info

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1. On Halloween you didn’t get to go trick-or-treating. Instead you went to a Hallelujah Party at church where everyone had to dress up like a Bible character. Basically you had to wear a bathrobe.

2. The only time you could buy CDs is if they came from here:

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3. You knew about all of the hidden, Satanic messages in rock songs if you played them backwards.

4. If one of your friends got a piercing other than her earlobes your first thought was, “Well, she’s definitely going to hell!”

5. Every time you heard a loud rumble of thunder in the middle of the night you thought it was The Rapture.

6. If you grew up in Church of God, your college options were either Lee University or Lee University.

7. You knew who these guys were:

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8. And also this couple:

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9. You knew that Camp Meeting had nothing to do with exploring the woods.

10. Instead of calling adults Mr. Smith or Mrs. Jackson, it was Brother Smith and Sister Jackson.

11. If someone said “God is good” you knew to respond with “all the time” and then they would say “all the time” and you’d say “God is good.” It was basically a secret handshake.

12. The only R rated movie you were ever allowed to watch was The Passion of the Christ.

13. You had a cassette tape labeled “Michael W. Smith” but it was actually an MC Hammer mix tape because you would never be allowed to listen to that.

14. Everyone that had a tattoo was going to hell.

15. You got in trouble for taking the center cup out of the communion tray instead of just taking the next one in line.

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16. Instead of joining the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, you were earning badges with the Royal Rangers and Missionettes.

17. You didn’t go to parties, you went to fellowship.

18. Weird Al had nothing on this guy:

Best of Mark Lowry, Vol. 1

Best of Mark Lowry, Vol. 1

19. You knew that just because the pastor said he was about to close didn’t mean he wasn’t going to keep preaching for another 30-45 minutes.

20. The most terrifying experience of your life was a little production called Heaven’s Gates, Hell’s Flames.

21. Hip-hop was strictly forbidden, unless it was by this guy: TC Mark

Addicted to Jesus

Addicted to Jesus


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