St. Januarius thrown to bears for telling truth

September 18, 2009

http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Saints/saint.aspx?id=1143

Little  is known of Januarius’s life. He is believed to have been martyred in the Diocletian persecution of 305. Legend has it that after Januarius was thrown to the bears in the amphitheater of Pozzuoli, he was beheaded, and his blood ultimately brought to Naples.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diocletian#Early_life

Diocles’ parents were of low status, and writers critical of him claimed that his father was a scribe or a freedman of the senator Anullinus, or even that Diocles was a freedman himself. The first forty years of his life are mostly obscure.[8]

http://blog.vdare.com/archives/2009/09/18/happy-theodore-of-tarsus-st-janarius-day-also-rosh-hashanah/

Translated, Januarius was beheaded for in effect saying you lie to the barbarian emperor from slave stock.  Januarius was beheaded in Naples, which is in the South.  Fund raising for Joe Wilson’s opponent from the anti-Southern white coalition was huge.  Apparently, he was not good enough to be thrown to lions and bears had to suffice for his kind.

Joining Peter Brimelow in “Happy Theodore of Tarsus/ St. Janarius Day/Rosh Hashanah to all our readers!”.

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