So? St Patrick was a Brit and St Andrew (Scotland's patron saint) was born in Galilee.
St. Patrick was a Welshman. Patrician was his rank.
BTW, how and why does any of this belong in a "Happy Passover" thread? You'd be apoplectic if a Jew turned up on a Merry Christmas thread pointing out the Santa Claus is a flying idol.
BTW, how and why does any of this belong in a "Happy Passover" thread?
Yes, Happy Passover!
A brief explanation of Passover and the seder, for those who don't know.
Do they even know they were slaves in Egypt because God determined it would be that way?
Zeroa — Also called Z'roa , it is special as it is the only element of meat on the Seder Plate. A roasted lamb or goat shankbone, chicken wing, or chicken neck; symbolizing the korban Pesach (Pesach sacrifice), which was a lamb that was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem, then roasted and eaten as part of the meal on Seder night. Since the destruction of the Temple, the z'roa serves as a visual reminder of the Pesach sacrifice; it is not eaten or handled during the Seder. Vegetarians often substitute a beet, quoting Pesachim 114b as justification; other vegetarians substitute a sweet potato, allowing a "Paschal yam" to represent the Paschal lamb.
They should be trying very hard to please God rather than intentionally trying to piss Him off even more than He already is.
He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man;
he that sacrificeth a lamb,
as if he cut off a dog's neck;
he that offereth an oblation,
as if he offered swine's blood;
he that burneth incense,
as if he blessed an idol.
they have chosen their own ways,
and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
Jesus changed the meal to unleavened bread and wine at the last supper. Peter got the info that all gentile food was made clean in the verses below. That is something the Jews of the world still reject so what God do they worship??
On the morrow,
as they went on their journey,
and drew nigh unto the city,
Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
And he became very hungry,
and would have eaten:
but while they made ready,
he fell into a trance,
And saw heaven opened,
and a certain vessel descending unto him,
as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners,
and let down to the earth:
Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth,
and wild beasts,
and creeping things,
and fowls of the air.
And there came a voice to him,
Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
But Peter said,
for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
And the voice spake unto him again the second time,
What God hath cleansed,
that call not thou common.
And he took bread,
and gave thanks,
and brake it,
and gave unto them,
This is my body which is given for you:
this do in remembrance of me.
Likewise also the cup after supper,
This cup is the new testament in my blood,
which is shed for you.
That ye abstain from meats offered to idols,
and from blood,
and from things strangled,
and from fornication:
from which if ye keep yourselves,
ye shall do well.
Fare ye well.
Disobey God at your own peril.
Your country is desolate,
your cities are burned with fire:
strangers devour it in your presence,
and it is desolate,
as overthrown by strangers.
And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard,
as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers,
as a besieged city.
Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant,
we should have been as Sodom,
and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
Hear the word of the LORD,
ye rulers of Sodom;
give ear unto the law of our God,
ye people of Gomorrah.
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me?
saith the LORD:
I am full of the burnt offerings of rams,
and the fat of fed beasts;
and I delight not in the blood of bullocks,
or of lambs,
or of he goats.
When ye come to appear before me,
who hath required this at your hand,
to tread my courts?
Bring no more vain oblations;
incense is an abomination unto me;
the new moons and sabbaths,
the calling of assemblies,
I cannot away with;
it is iniquity,
even the solemn meeting.
Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth:
they are a trouble unto me;
I am weary to bear them.
And when ye spread forth your hands,
I will hide mine eyes from you:
when ye make many prayers,
I will not hear:
your hands are full of blood.
make you clean;
put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes;
cease to do evil;
Learn to do well;
relieve the oppressed,
judge the fatherless,
plead for the widow.
Jews should be trying to make amends with god rather than trying to provoke Him to anger. He is already as angry at the 12 Tribes as it takes to make their future one that is anything but desirable, that goes for the Gentiles who hang onto their coat-tails as well. When you throw away about 1/3 of the instructions God gives you I don't think you should be bragging about it too much.
And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity:
because they trespassed against me,
therefore hid I my face from them,
and gave them into the hand of their enemies:
so fell they all by the sword.
How doth the city sit solitary,
that was full of people!
how is she become as a widow!
she that was great among the nations,
and princess among the provinces,
how is she become tributary!
She weepeth sore in the night,
and her tears are on her cheeks:
among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her:
all her friends have dealt treacherously with her,
they are become her enemies.
According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them,
and hid my face from them.
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me,
Son of man,
when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land,
they defiled it by their own way and by their doings:
their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman.
Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land,
and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it:
And I scattered them among the heathen,
and they were dispersed through the countries:
according to their way and according to their doings I judged them.
And when they entered unto the heathen,
whither they went,
they profaned my holy name,
when they said to them,
These are the people of the LORD,
and are gone forth out of his land.
But I had pity for mine holy name,
which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen,
whither they went.
Therefore say unto the house of Israel,
Thus saith the Lord GOD;
I do not this for your sakes,
O house of Israel,
but for mine holy name's sake,
which ye have profaned among the heathen,
whither ye went.
And I will sanctify my great name,
which was profaned among the heathen,
which ye have profaned in the midst of them;
and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD,
saith the Lord GOD,
when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
What reason do you have for posting bible verses that no one will read?