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  1. Comment on Is Ireland Abandoning Religion?
    on 30 August 2012 at 5:10 pm

    All very adolescent & irrelevant. On a more pertinent point, what do you make of Richard Dawkins & Sam Harris refusing to debate Dinesh D’Souza. He even offered to take them on simultaneously. Smacks of intellectual cowardice to me.

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  2. Comment on Is Ireland Abandoning Religion?
    on 24 August 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Greenflag, the tooth fairy is infinitely more believeable than the central creeds of the atheist religion. But never mind. You have scrupulously avoided the subject at hand, yet again. We’el take that as an admission of defeat.

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  3. Comment on Is Ireland Abandoning Religion?
    on 24 August 2012 at 9:21 am

    Greenflag, I expected more than a puerile atheist rant to my post. The subject at hand is the intellectual inconsistency of atheists/agnostics, publicly expressing their disdain for Catholicism, but in the final analysis revealing their beliefs ( in atheism/agnosticism ) to be a fraud. I find atheism irrational/risible, so for example, it would be intellectually inconsistent/hypocritical of me to attend a lecture by Richard Dawkins. So please keep to the subject under discussion. Your belief in the atheist tooth fairy is irrelevant.

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  4. Comment on Is Ireland Abandoning Religion?
    on 23 August 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Greenflags postings are extraordinary & dare one say, hypocritical. They reinforce my earlier point. I’m sorry to hear about the death of his relative, but why on earth did they have a Requiem Mass, when the individual does’nt ” appear ” to have been a beliver in Catholicism. It would seem to be disrespectful to both the individual & to the Sacrament – a double whammy ; or could it be like our atheist friends. Maintaining a pretence of unbelief, but not really believing in their unbelief. There’s a lot of it about. Incidentally, I think the main function of the Requiem Mass is to pray for the soul of the deceased ; comforting the relatives is secondary, though important. Well worth the price, I would have thought.

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  5. Comment on Is Ireland Abandoning Religion?
    on 17 August 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Both hisnibs & greenflag avoid the facts. People complete the census forms in their own time and are asked very simple yet precise questions. There seems to be a great deal of wishful thinking ( it’s definitely not scientific ) in hoping that the census figures will be different in 2021. I would’nt count on it. In addition to it’s self-inflicted own goals, the Catholic Church has been subject to a pretty relentless media onslaught ( much of it knee-jerk & reactionary ) over the last 20/30 years, and yet the census results are as they are. In addition, many observers feel that there is going to be a gradual de-secularisation of western society ( largely demographically driven ) over the next 20 years. So those identifying as Catholic could actually increase. As for the athesit/agnostics requesting Catholic Requiem Masses, I merely state the facts. It would indicate though that they are not totally convinced by their atheist creed.

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  6. Comment on Is Ireland Abandoning Religion?
    on 16 August 2012 at 5:13 pm

    The only accurate figures we can rely on are the census figures. The wording of the questions are less ambiguous. Guess what the recent Irish census revealed. Over 84% of people identified themselves as Roman Catholic. Aso many people identifying publicly as atheist/non-believers do so because they perceive it to be trendy & right-on. But in reality they are not intellectually convinced by atheism. For example three prominent Irish celebs.,Nuala O’Faolain, John McGahern, & Maeve Binchy, made virtual careers out of anti-Catholicism, but all chose Catholic Requiem Massses. Say’s it all !.

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  7. Comment on US Republican party forsaking the Republic for an aging Culture War?
    on 19 December 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Ron Paul is a very interesting candidate, but his very strong pro-life/anti-abortion views ( he was a doctor ) are not going to go down well with the liberal/feminist elites who largely control the US media. Abortion is an article of faith with these powerful elites, woe betide anyone who dares to think differently.

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  8. Comment on Did Christopher Hitchens have a Big Idea?
    on 19 December 2011 at 4:02 pm

    It’s interesting that his editor at Vanity Fair stated that those who had known Christopher Hitchens were very priviliged souls – I thought atheists did’nt believe in souls. He was both brave & cowardly. Very brave to confront Islam in the way he did, but ” taking on ” Mother Therese ; give us a break ; more like the school yard bully. One should’nt speak ill of the dead, but he was’nt great in debate. The Catholic philosopher D’inesh D’souza demolished him in one debte I saw. May he rest in peace, he was a relatively young age to die.

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  9. Comment on Protestant monarch, but secular schools?
    on 16 December 2011 at 3:46 pm

    This may be a minor detail, but the only problem with state schools is that nobody wants to send their children to them, least of all the liberal/left apparatchiks who bleat on about them. The labour party ledership in the UK ( & indeed Nick Clegg ) do their utmost to send their sprogs to Faith ( usually, but not exclusively , Catholic ) schools. State schools are purely for the great unwashed & to salve the consciences of the liberal left. QED. The state school system in secular France is beneath bog standard, Catholic schools being the cream of the crop. An inconvenient truth !.

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