I occasionally take a look back at what I was rambling on about this time last year and it was Christmas and the whole Christian bit about Jesus etc. http://bagsta69.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/xmas-is-coming-bagstas-getting-fat.html
The diagonal shape of this cross is said to be the basis for the Cross of St. Andrew which appears on the Scottish Flag.
St. Andrews bones were entombed, and around 300 years later were moved by Emperor Constantine to his new capital Constantinople. Legend suggests that a Greek Monk was warned in a dream that St. Andrews remains were to be moved and was directed by an angel to take those of the remains which he could to the "ends of the earth" for safe-keeping. Fancy taking them to Scotland, I know it’s a bit wet and dreary up there at times but the ends of the earth is a bit much.
Anyway St. Rule dutifully followed these directions, removing a tooth, an arm bone, a kneecap and some fingers from St. Andrew's tomb and transported them to Scotland where he was shipwrecked and came ashore at a Pictish settlement on the East Coast of Scotland and this later became St. Andrews.
We have also developed a strong desire to blow the hell out of each other. This is most prevalent in the middle east at the moment, I said last year that there was still much evil in the minds of men and I stand by that comment. Im also sure that it is just the cynic in me that thinks that whilst these oil rich countries beat the hell out of each other as we sit back and watch, we will then just roll in when there is no resistance left and take the spoils of a war that was not ours.