Talk:Saint Barbara

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Jean - Baptiste Poquelin[edit]

for the worlwide fans of Molière, or a page === Arouet, François === ? Mrtialis 17:20, 15 February 2006 (UTC)


Birth/Death?!?[edit]

These dates can't be correct. How is it that Barbara was born in c. 300? This very same article says she was killed in c. 306. Do the math and that would make her six years old, maybe five. The Catholic Community Forum states that Barbara died in c. 235. If it is uncertain then the exact dates should be removed.

My references (http://www.artillery.net) all indicate that these are approximations. Thus, I recommend that we remove exact dates and state that she lived around 300 AD. (Brent Woods 23:52, 13 November 2008 (UTC))

she isn't even historical, so the question is rather futile. The real question is, which source says what. "according to one version of her legend" simply isn't good enough. It must be possible to expect that people stick to reporting what was recorded by whom, when and where. --dab (𒁳) 10:12, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Her thoughtless inclusion in WikipediaProjectBiography is a reminder of how many ways one can waste one's time at Wikipedia.--Wetman (talk) 04:55, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

Patronage question[edit]

According to one source, http://www.cmea-agmc.ca/redbook/CME_Customs_Ch03_e.pdf, the military engineers do not actually have St Barbara as their official patron saint, but do often participate in artillery celebrations honouring her. Can anyone comment? (Brent Woods 23:52, 13 November 2008 (UTC)) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bwoods (talkcontribs)

Shango[edit]

In Santeria, St Barbara is associated with Shango, the Sky Father.Lily20 (talk) 17:21, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

"removed from the liturgical calendar"[edit]

I am wondering if she is still in the Martyrology, having been removed from universal celebration. --Richardson mcphillips (talk) 13:40, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Karavelchev, Ventsislav[edit]

Please, provide reliable sources. This name says nothing. Check Wikipedia:Verifiability. Please, discuss the changes on the article's talk page before making them again and provide reliable academic sources supporting your opinion. Thanks. Jingiby (talk) 15:10, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Bulgarian tabloid can't be relaible source in this case. Jingiby (talk) 15:25, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
The city of origin is unknown and these are not reliable sources because they are only suggestions and the city is unknown. Exactly the theologian Karavalchev is used on Bulgarian Wikipedia, so nothing wrong to be used here too. Here you an article that I've found for his discovery, read it:Karavalchev, Ventsislav (2012). "Saint Barbara (Bulgarian)". Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
Standard News is simply a daily Bulgarian tabloid. At the moment in the article are added two academic sources which are publications from Oxford University Press and University of California Press. Please, provide at least two reliable scientific sources confirming the info from the tabloid. Thanks. Jingiby (talk) 15:40, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
Semi-protection for this page was required be me. Jingiby (talk) 15:42, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
Removed blatant manipulation. Provided link: www.dveri.bg described as a website of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is a private site without scientific reliability, i.e. unreliable source. Check Wikipedia: identifying reliable sources. Thank you. Jingiby (talk) 07:22, 10 June 2013 (UTC)