Today is no different to any other, unless you're a Christian who recognises St George as a saint with relevance and influence on your life.
I'm proud to be English every single day. I don't need anyone to tell me to be.
I'm not Christian, and like you I am proud to be English everyday. However, if I overtly express this everyday, it would become tiresome and annoying to others. So, it seems logical to have one day when we can fully express our feelings. Join together with others who feel the same. We should pick a day that has been used before, that is part of our folklore and something that has until recentley been marginilised and claim it back. That day is today, in my opinion. If you don't feel the same, fair enough, but you are expressing a lot of energy to tell us that do that we're wrong.
tree-magnet - I wasn't just saying I don't feel English, I was simply saying why atm I'm not feeling it and looking for someone to give a decent enough reason to support days like today, because I am genuinely feeling left out, most people feel very strongly for something I don't, why shouldn't I be curious as to why?
Fair one, I think I picked up on yours because after catching up 3 pages and getting steadilly more peeved, yours was the last one before I posted. At the end of the day (besides the D and E layer dissapering and the F1 and F2 combining) I feel part of a cultural identity. A bastardised one, which I think is one of the great things about it. People have pointed out things that have come to our country from others that have made it better, and it's that attitude that I would like to see celebrated.
PS if you go onto internet forums expecting other posters to keep to your strict idea of what you think they should be putting, you are always going to be disappointed aren't you?
Thank you for my introduction to forums.
In all honesty I did expect this, but I hoped that those who wanted to express there views that weren't in celebration of an English day would instead perhaps stay out of it. I didn't have a strict theme for this thead, that'd be silly. I hoped that people would maybe express what England means to them, or how they feel about it. Not try to tear down others ideas of what it means to them. I suppose the religon threads should have taught me that!!