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    Emily Davison Emily Davison is online now

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    Agreement between Christian churches on a date for Easter is not a job for govt.
    I used to think having a set date for Easter would be a good thing but lately I quite like the idea of a moveable feast as it adds variety to the annual calender.

    What really needs fixing is the ghastly Irish St Patricks holiday held ,often midweek , during the islands worst period of bad weather and during the penitential season of Lent.
    Only the Irish could come up with such a cruel and absurd choice of date on which to celebrate the feastdaybog of their national saint.
    I totally agree with you on Paddy's day. It should be a Monday or Friday in the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    It would be a lot easier if they agreed one mega-day to cover ALL the Christian bun-worrying festivals - Christmas, Easter, all of the Saint days - nice and tidy.
    Spoken in true mean Protestant style that likes to see workers have as few holidays as possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    Agreement between Christian churches on a date for Easter is not a job for govt.
    I used to think having a set date for Easter would be a good thing but lately I quite like the idea of a moveable feast as it adds variety to the annual calender.
    It does raise the question as to why school holidays are set according to some obscure lunar tradition. When I attended TCD in the '80's I was surprised to see the 'Easter holidays' weren't actually in Easter. Of course, they weren't really Easter holidays, but just the break between the second and third terms. But, maybe that is how teh school year should be run as well and maybe the church sees this coming and wants to get in first by fixing Easter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratio Et Fides View Post
    Im literally crying tears of anger now.
    Call 116 123
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratio Et Fides View Post
    Im literally crying tears of anger now.
    What has you angry?
    Agreement/disagreement on the dates for religious festivals / ceremonies etc is entirely normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orbit v2 View Post
    It does raise the question as to why school holidays are set according to some obscure lunar tradition. When I attended TCD in the '80's I was surprised to see the 'Easter holidays' weren't actually in Easter. Of course, they weren't really Easter holidays, but just the break between the second and third terms. But, maybe that is how teh school year should be run as well and maybe the church sees this coming and wants to get in first by fixing Easter.
    The decision as to the date for Easter Sunday is thankfully nothing to do with the Irish govt.
    Should any secular state seek to impose such a decision without the agreement of the Christian churches they would be completely ignored and rightly laughed at .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orbit v2 View Post
    It does raise the question as to why school holidays are set according to some obscure lunar tradition. When I attended TCD in the '80's I was surprised to see the 'Easter holidays' weren't actually in Easter. Of course, they weren't really Easter holidays, but just the break between the second and third terms. But, maybe that is how teh school year should be run as well and maybe the church sees this coming and wants to get in first by fixing Easter.
    end of Hillary?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratio Et Fides View Post
    Im literally crying tears of anger now.
    Just think about burning a few heretics - that'll cheer you up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrainneDee View Post
    It's good that they are talking, and probably about something they can all agree on without getting into major theological hot water. Fingers crossed.
    That's what I'd like to see: the different Christian churches agreeing to work together where it makes sense to do so in a respectful atmosphere. I like the variety of beliefs between different strands of Christianity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    Spoken in true mean Protestant style that likes to see workers have as few holidays as possible
    You blighters were not long in copying them
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