If you’re a heathen like me you may have found yourself occasionally wondering why the Catholics make such a big fuss over Saint Patrick’s Day. Other than a day to get drunk on green beer, what’s the 411 on this supposed Saint anyway? Well William Hopper is ready to help us out with his guide to St. Patrick’s Day for Heathens.
Even the most ardent heathen has to hold some modicum of respect for St. Patrick. Sure, he’s a saint, and supposedly holy and sanctified, but let’s face it: the guy’s responsible for more annual beer sales than the Budweiser frogs and Paul Hogan combined.
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. The fact that he wasn’t Irish and wasn’t named Patrick didn’t seem to hinder this.
Like it so far? Then click here to go read the rest. You’ll learn just how silly some Catholic legends can be, but what do you expect when it’s basically an excuse to get drunk and eat a lot of food?