Are you wearing Orange or Green?
It wasn't until recently that I found out that Irish Catholics wear green on St. Patrick's day and Irish Protestants wear Orange. If you notice the Irish flag it is Green, White and Orange. I remember a Simpson's episode wear they head two parades in town, one with Orange Irish and one with Green Irish. They parades collide into a frenzy of Irish pub brawling.
A few years back I decided I would wear Orange as I am a Protestant. Even though, all my previous St. Patrick's days I wore Green. Now I wonder if it really makes any difference at all. I mean it is just a custom we have developed that seems harmless. However, over the years this difference between Protestants and Catholics has lead to the bloodshed of fellow Irish Christians.
Christians killing Christians. What must the rest of the world think?
I think I want to make a point from now on and pick the color between Orange and Green. I will wear White, the color of peace and purity; the color between the Irish Orange and Green. I wonder if I can get white 4 leaf clovers buttons made? How cool would it be to start a new custom that promotes peace?
Just in case you were wondering I have Green, White and Orange on my shirt.
Notice: No Leprechauns were harmed in the making of the blog! This is a green friendly blog!
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