Skip to comments.The Snakes of St Patrick
Posted on 03/17/2014 8:16:30 AM PDT by markomalley
The other day I saw a snarky comment about the legend of St Patrick casting all the snakes out of Ireland: Thing is said snarker Ireland never had any snakes anyway. The climate is too damp and cold. Duh.
Duh indeed. The legend was never about snakes anyway. It was about serpentsmeaning Satan and the demons. Hearing this legend and coming up with such a snarky comment is about as smart as reading the poem and saying, Thats dumb. My love isnt like a red, red, rose. I mean, she doesnt even have thorns!
Patrick went as a missionary to pagan Ireland in the fifth century. The pagan druids featured serpents in their worship and were tattooed with serpents. Furthermore, the serpent, in many pagan nature religions, is the symbol of the earth powers. To put it bluntly, Patrick was an effective exorcist. He drove out the pagan religions and with it drove out the Great Serpent Satan, and no doubt delivered many from the bondage of demon possession through preaching the gospel, baptizing and conquering evil.
This same power is necessary today. As our own society drifts into paganism, idolatry and decadence an increasing number of people will be infected with the demonic or even completely possessed. The Catholic Church will emerge increasingly as a force against the power of Satan. As it does, it those who believe in this power and believe in our destiny as opponents of supernatural evil will emerge as one Catholic Church. Along with this rise in this opponents of evil church there will be the continued rise of the false Catholic Churchthe church that panders to the ways of the world, portrays itself as nothing more than a religious group of do gooders who are trying to teach the world to sing inperfect harmony and who are compromising with the world on every turn in a vain attempt to avoid conflict and curry popularity.
St Patrick pray for us.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day markomalley!
To bad St. Patrick can’t come back and drive the snakes out of D.C. It would take a month or more as there so many.
Actually, the Druids *themselves* were the “serpents” of Ireland.
Gnadr/Naddreds [from which “adder” comes] are names for Druids.
The Book Of Kells is their legacy.
They didn’t disappear; they simply went stealth.
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We definitely need a modern day St. Patrick to rid our government of all the serpents therein.
Darn, you beat me to it.
A good read for St. Patrick’s Day.
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