Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Today is the feast day of the apostle St. James, patron saint of Spain, known here as Santiago Matamoros: St. James the Moorslayer. He is said to have appeared on a white horse and fought against the Muslim invaders at the battle of Clavijo in 844, helping the Christian side secure victory.

But he must be displeased with how recent Spanish governments have betrayed his legacy. In Salamanca today, after weeks of cloudless skies and scorching heat, suddenly there is thunder and pouring rain. The Moorslayer is sending a message to the politicians of Spain: How dare you side with the Muslim invaders against my people? How dare you let Moors re-occupy the land?

Unfortunately, it looks as though a Reconquista 2.0 will one day be necessary here. Hopefully assistance from on high will still be available.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, it looks as though a Reconquista 2.0 will one day be necessary here. Hopefully assistance from on high will still be available.

We will have to work for it. God helps those who help themselves.

The people who turned back the Muslims were not atheists but devout Christians. They took up the sword against unbelievable odds, and won. Charles Martell, Prince Sobeiski and Jean Vallette. They would not have won if they didn't have supreme confidence. They had confidence because they had faith.

Then they gave thanks to God.

daithikent said...

Anon, allow me to clean your sword after battle and ensure it is blessed before it pierces again the hearts of the enemy

Anonymous said...

yeah, a 800 years long reconquista, Spain will be, hopefully, free of moors (again) by 2812, yay. So long Spain, so long Europe. Santiago has left Spain to its own devices, just as The Virgin left before the turkish swine raped Constantinople.

Anonymous said...

You are all pathetic

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