The other day I saw a snarky comment about the legend of St Patrick casting all the snakes out of Ireland: “Thing is” said snarker “Ireland never had any snakes anyway. The climate is too damp and cold. Duh.” Duh indeed. The legend was never about snakes anyway. It was about serpents, meaning Satan and the demons. Hearing this legend and coming up with such a snarky comment is about as smart as reading the poem and saying…

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