New Movie on Saint Patrick

 

Vasco Rodrigues, John Rhys Davies, to Pilot Major Blackthorne, Richard Chamberlain, after he attempted to kill him in the miniseries Shogun:

Yes, it’s true…
and I don’t ask for forgiveness… not anymore.
With thee, heresy has come to Eden.

I have long admired John Rhys Davies who plays the old Saint Patrick in the above movie.  A conservative, he has an appreciation for Christianity:

Rhys-Davies is not a Christian, but he is not bashful about expressing his admiration of and appreciation for the role of Christianity in the development of individual civil liberties we take for granted:

“Everything that we value — everything that I valued when I was a student 50, 60 years ago, which I cannot any longer count on an audience accepting — really comes from Christianity,” Rhys-Davies recently told podcaster Lucas Miles.

“The idea of the right of free speech, the idea of the right to hold your own opinion really derives from the second century A.D., when Roman Christians were told they must practice the emperor’s religion and faith, and that quiet voice in them said, ‘No, actually, I serve a different God. And I have a divine right to do so,’” he told Miles.

“And from that,” Rhys-Davies continued, “has come our own great sense of free speech. Even things like the Bill of Rights and habeas corpus that are the founding marks of [the U.S.] Constitution, which derive in English law, which derive from the testimony of Christians operating on that early principle.”

Go here to read the rest.  A few of his great roles:

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4 Comments

  1. He was also in Robot in the Family.

    But we won’t hold that against him. (Also I wouldn’t recommend clicking the above, I don’t know why I put it there.)

  2. And don’t forget he was the villain in the almost CHiPs spinoff, Force Seven, about crimefighting ninja-cops!

    Also starring Fred Dryer before Hunter.

    Ah, the Eighties, when America was great, because it was morning again.

  3. A man who thinks:

    As a university student in the 1960s, he had been a radical leftist, but changed his views when he went to heckle Margaret Thatcher. Rhys-Davies says that “she shot down the first two hecklers in such brilliant fashion that I decided I ought for once to shut up and listen”

  4. Isaiah 50: 8-9 is our Fifth Amendment. Our innate civil rights are unalienable and endowed by “their Creator”. Rhys-Davies is a subject of the crown. American citizens are constituents who institute government of the people, for the people and by the people. Sovereign persons who institute the sovereign nation from the very beginning are constituents in America.
    Rhys-Davies has a robust voice and his voice is used in many readings on audio books but he needs to stop letting the monarchy run his life.

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