Posted by Huh on March 28, 2010 at 12:20:32:
In Reply to: re: good friday drinks ban posted by jj on March 27, 2010 at 20:13:45:
"However, I do get annoyed at people pointing at current and past failings of the Catholic Church to push an agenda against the Catholic Church"
Why should it "annoy" you that someone with an agenda against something might point at its current or past failings. That would be a pretty apporpriate modus operandi for someone with an agenda against something would it not ?
"governed by a constitution, voted and confirmed by the public"
Ummmm back in 1938 wasnt it ? How many of these people are still around today ? The youngest of them must still be at least 93 years old........
"which was removed in the 80's or 70's."
Therefore no longer relevent.
"The majority religion is Roman Catholic"
So why are the churches half empty ?
"85% declared Catholism as their faith at the last census."
During your time in Ireland you dont seem to have picked up on the fact that despite the legal penelties for doing so lying on census forms is a national passtime for at least half the population. Just look at the number of people who claim native fluency in a language on the basis of being just about able to string a couple of sentences together in it.
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