I have this friend that got all up in arms about St. Patrick yesterday, and told me this:
“St. Patrick wasn’t Irish; and after escaping slavery he came to Ireland to threaten the Irish pagans, our much romanticised Druids, with death if they refused Christian conversion. There’s a reason “Patty” is a slur and why it’s the day of his death that is observed; he was a murderer. The “snakes” he’s credited with “driving from Ireland” were Irish people who fostered an eons-old spirituality on the Emerald Isle, now largely lost to time and the obscurity imposed by whitewashed history.”
I know there must be exaggeration here, and I was wondering if you could clear this up for me?