North Cyprus News | St George Was Turkish

North Cyprus News | St George Was TurkishSt George was thought to have been born in Cappadocia, now in modern Turkey. The problem with racism is that often a person’s place of birth, if not local, makes them a foreigner and second class. What often happens is that then religion is thrown in so that St George although a foreigner, as a Christian martyr, would be much more acceptable immigrant than a Muslim.

The fact that he was a Roman soldier in the 3rd century AD and the Romans were occupiers of England brings a problem to English Nationalists and he would be a legitimate target for freedom fighters trying to liberate England from the Romans. They would not be happy if he had decided to immigrate to England. Jesus Christ would have had the same problem too.

Bit of a mess really, all the same Happy St George’s Day.

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4 comments to North Cyprus News | St George Was Turkish

  • Miltiades

    A little more info on St George.
    It is likely that Saint George was born to a Greek Christian noble family in Lydda, Syria Palaestina, during the late third century between about 275 AD and 285 AD. He died in the Greek city of Nicomedia in Asia Minor. His father, Gerontios, was a Greek from Cappadocia, an officer in the Roman army; and his mother, Polychronia, was a Greek native of Lydda. They were both Christians from noble families of the Anici, so their child was raised with Christian beliefs.

  • You’re right on this one Miltiades. George was a soldier in the Roman Army, so the story goes, and his father was Greek. However what nationality was the dragon?

  • Miltiades

    The nasty dragon was of course ….Turkish!!

  • Polly Marples

    Haha so predictable Mike, you made the bullet….Mutley fired it.