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Martha
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Post by Martha » Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:55 pm

FXR wrote:It was won by the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
Why am I not surprised :roll: Has it anything to do with Irish Catholic guilt for not helping the Jews in a time of (scapegoating) crisis, or what???? I know, I know, its a complex matter... very complexed, actually... But, I do object to the Jewish survivors of the Hitler's Nazi Camps touring Irish schools (and any other places where children socialise in formal groups) to preach to them about the horrors they were forced to endure, as scapegoats of a particular political ideology - whether its Roman Catholicism or Stalin's Communism etc. What have children got to do with their traumatic experiences???? It wasn't children (least of all children from another country) who were responsible for torturing them, Nazi camps etc! Mein Gott! Why don't these people (these pathetic unfortunate survivors) go back to the authentic source (roots) of their problem, and not act it out on the innocent children of the world :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:



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Bertie, are you listening.... Hum, am I going to bother voting in the next election :?:
Martha
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Post by Martha » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:07 am

zhollie wrote:Other crimes against women, such as female circumcision are also performed by women who have been so mentally abused as to believe there is something of merit in being circumcised.
Likewise with the traditional Irish Catholic mother.... how many Irish mothers do you know that don't "believe" (if only they could THINK!) that a "good smack" or "feeding on time" or "good behaviour" etc etc isn't "good" for their children? You know how it goes: "It didn't do us any harm, so..." Well, most Irish mothers I've ever known "think" like that, and I'm happy to say I'm not one of them :lol:
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Post by CatHerder » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:12 am

Martha wrote: Likewise with the traditional Irish Catholic mother.... how many Irish mothers do you know that don't "believe" (if only they could THINK!) that a "good smack" or "feeding on time" or "good behaviour" etc etc isn't "good" for their children? You know how it goes: "It didn't do us any harm, so..." Well, most Irish mothers I've ever known "think" like that, and I'm happy to say I'm not one of them :lol:
You never fed the kids on time? :?
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Post by Haymoon » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:14 am

tony wrote:
What the HELL is a "Lapsed Catholic" anyway. Am I a lapsed Santy Claus believer too? I dont like it. Its a negative Religious term.

I used to be a "non practicing agnostic" :roll:
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Post by Martha » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:25 am

CatHerder wrote: You never fed the kids on time? :?
No, nine of my ten kids died from starvation - just because I didn't feed them according to the clock :lol:
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Post by Martha » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:29 am

Haymoon wrote:
I used to be a "non practicing agnostic" :roll:
I used to be an Irish Catholic robot, and then I became a Normal Human Being, once I broke free of the iron gates :wink: Its a long story.....
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Post by FXR » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:34 am

Martha wrote:
I used to be an Irish Catholic robot, and then I became a Normal Human Being, once I broke free of the iron gates :wink: Its a long story.....
Well.. the website is not exactly and there's nothin' on the telly so fire away.....

And I'll tell you about the time I got locked in a coal shed for bitin' a priest...
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Post by tony » Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:05 pm

A breakdown of the No religion group -Irish 105,356 Non-Irish 68,444.Table 36. This is a bit of a disappointment really.
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Post by FXR » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:42 pm

Haymoon wrote:
tony wrote:
What the HELL is a "Lapsed Catholic" anyway. Am I a lapsed Santy Claus believer too? I dont like it. Its a negative Religious term.

I used to be a "non practicing agnostic" :roll:
I think Haymoon that's because you lack ambition.



I'm a non practicing multi millionaire media mogul fighter pilot! :lol:
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Post by eamonnm79 » Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:22 am

I think its very encouraging that we are the fastest growing group in the country over the last four years. I agree with most people earlier, it would be fair enough to add the athiest and agnostic to non religious to get our true figure. Considering the amount of power and propeganda those catholics have I think it is a thumbs up for reason. If we grow by 50-60% every four years it will not be long till, I reland will be considered secular. I think we could grow even faster if we could get to a tippping point and convert the herd.
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