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Religious Ceremony Vs. Crazy Irish Tees On St. Patrick’s Day

Religion is the cornerstone of so many people’s lives here in America that it is hard to ignore the constant battle between the secular portions of the country and the religious. While not holding the vast members it once held in the past, the Catholic Church is still one of the forerunners of religious influence. Since most of the holiday’s we celebrate trace back to Catholic origins, it’s not hard to understand why they get so upset about the gradual taking-over of those holidays as mere drunken celebrations. Take Saint Patrick’s Day and the hoard of revelers in crazy Irish tshirts for example.

Saint Patrick’s Day has been celebrated since before the 16th century, and has been a religious holiday since the very beginning. Saint Patrick was actually a monk who brought Christianity to the pagans of Ireland. Ireland is predominantly Catholic now because of Saint Patrick’s efforts, so it is understandable that the Catholic Church holds him in enough esteem to celebrate his life. Holding him in such high regards, how could they possibly be happy about the crazy Irish tee shirts and behavior of the youth?

It was a slow and gradual change, but St. Patrick’s Day is fully considered a day in which to gather with friends and drink heavily. Perhaps national stereotypes played a roll as did media influence, but no one sees St. Patrick’s Day merely as a religious holiday any longer. If you were to ask most young people what St. Patrick’s Day is all about, they would most likely give a hoot and a laugh before they told you it was about whiskey, green beer, and Irish drinking t shirts.

The damage is pretty irrevocable at this point, I’m afraid. The church can put up a weak defense against the partiers on the day of the Holiday but there is not much more they can do than that. I have seen church members literally get booed out of a bar by a few hundred young people in Irish party tees as they try to hand out fliers that inform about the true meaning of the holiday. While I am not a Catholic myself, I can’t help but feel sorry for the people who just want to take St. Patrick’s Day back to its roots.

When you go out this Saint Patrick’s Day in your Irish pride t-shirts, as I’m sure you will be, take a minute and reflect on the history of the holiday. I’m not asking from a religious standpoint, but rather from a historical one. It’s important for us to understand why we do the things we do, and they only way you’re going to do that is if you actually educate yourself. All it takes is a simple search on the Internet to learn all you need to know. If you’re going to celebrate, you should at least know why.


Extreme Funny T-Shirt Of The Week: White Power Ranger

White Power Ranger
Nothing off-putting about this at all…
I thought that if I was going to write a blog that tracks down funny t-shirts that may (or may not) go a bit too far in the humor, that I should start with something really bad and really new. Well, this t-shirt was released by the website today. It is really new and really quite bad. Not bad in a bad way, but bad in a very naughty and mean way.
I am sure this will not be the last funny t-shirt that I post from, because they are the crown princes of offensive t-shirts on the Internet. T-Shirt Hell is the undisputed king and has been since the very first offensive t-shirt was sold on the Internet, but is like the dirty little prince who has sex with all of the nobles’ daughters after he gets them drunk.
This shirt made me LoL right away when I saw it. I grew up with the Power Rangers on my T’V in the mornings, and I always thought the show seemed a little racist and sexist. The Black Power Ranger was a black dude, the Yellow Power Ranger was an Asian, and the Pink Power Ranger was a prissy cheerleader? Talk about driving stereotypes into the heads of kids, right? That’s why I think this funny t-shirt is so hilarious.
Yes, funny t-shirts can be clean and still be funny. It’s shirts like these that push the limit of what is sociall acceptable that are so damn fun to wear, though. A little controversy isn’t a bad thing and it is always polarizing. I’m sure the real White Power Ranger was never a neo-nazi, but that play on words is just too funny to ignore.