Why claim that St. Patrick was an "anarchist?"
Because St. Patrick had first-hand experience with "archists," and spent the rest of his life urging archists to repent of their archism.
An "archist" is obviously the opposite of an "an-archist" (which literally means "not an archist").
But what's an archist?
An archist is someone who believes in imposing his will on others by force. The opposite of an "archist" is a "servant."
Patrick lived in the waning days of the Roman Archy. Rome was an "empire" because it was imperialist, conquering people and subjugating them.
At the age of 16, St. Patrick was sold into slavery by a group of Irish marauders that raided his British village. Slave traders are the epitome of "archists," completely disregarding the wishes of others, totally depriving them of their liberty and pursuit of happiness, often depriving them of their lives.
St. Patrick did not seek to bomb the slave traders "back to the Stone Age"; he chose to become their servant, to give his life for their souls, making great personal sacrifices to connect with them and to persuade them to forsake their archist ways and follow the executed Jesus Christ, who commanded His followers to be anarchists.
Join us this Saturday as we talk about St. Patrick and other anarchists in our LIVE webcast, "The Ozarks Virtual Townhall."
Here are previous posts on St. Patrick, which you can study before Saturday to be prepared for the conversation:
St. Patrick: Christian Libertarian
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
St. Patrick for Today