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Dear Lord, please give St. Augustine of Hippo credit for my

chastity and constancy of the last number of years. They seem to have done me little good.

Rob

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Dear Lord, please give St. Augustine of Hippo credit
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(NT) Sorry, Jonah, I've missed that one. RTB
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If it's a British beer, then the credit may go to St.

Augustine of Canterbury who founded the English Catholic Church around 598 AC. Less than 200 years separate the two, though Hippo Regius was in north Africa. ?Tunisia, Libya? Something like that.

Rob

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any beer wil do

Augustine (of Hippo)was canonized by popular acclaim, and later
recognized as a Doctor of the Church in 1298 by Pope Boniface VIII.
His feast day is August 28, the day on which he died. He is
considered the patron saint of brewers
, printers, theologians,
sore eyes, and a number of cities and dioceses.

Augustine was born in the city of Thagaste,
the present day Souk Ahras, Algeria,

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He would deserve it

Augustine was a mass of sexual conflicts wrapped up in a predetermined state of sin, as he might see it. Freud would have loved him, since Augustine was just Freud with a religious bent. He mislead the Catholic church on original sin, (sinner from the day of birth) celibacy, forbidding of marriages,(called a demon doctrine in the bible) rejection of literal biblical interpretation in favor of allegory, placed Science ahead of God's Word, (even though Science today is different than the Science of his day, it changing but God's Word being eternal), pushed a doctrine of predetermination, infant baptism since those little sinners needed saving, even though Paul taught that at least the children of believers were already clean. He was a very conflicted individual. I wonder what happened to his son by the woman he first loved, then called concubine and rejected her?

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Thank you James for expressing my deeper feelings about him.

I was guilty of being glib and sorry for myself at that moment.

Rob

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