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Archive for April 11th, 2011

The prophets of old were not known for their jokes;

Jokers were found on the stage.

Pastors and other ministerial folks,

Have changed that in modern age.

Elijah was not joking when God’s fire fell,

Consuming fifty-one men.

Nor had he humor confronting the king,

Nor other men in deep sin.

                – eab, 4/10/07        

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William and Mary were crowned this date, 4/11/1689, King and Queen

of England.  England had been under Roman Catholic kings: her

father, (James II, openly Catholic) and before him, her uncle (Charles

II, secretly Catholic).  Both were heavily influenced (and paid) by the

Catholic king of France.  Mary early on was a Protestant (as was her

sister) and William III (also known as William of Orange) was a well

known opponent to Catholicism.  William and Mary College was

endowed by William.  He was so well liked in Scotland they called him

“King Billy.”

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