Waterford TD is an Atheist

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ctr
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Waterford TD is an Atheist

Post by ctr » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:44 am

While I knew this to be true I did not think he had "outed" himself in public before.

"It comes after Waterford Independent TD John Halligan -- an avowed atheist -- sent out 800 alien-themed Christmas cards to people in Ireland and abroad."

http://www.independent.ie/national-news ... 85034.html

While I'm not a supporter of John on this point we agree so well done!
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Re: Waterford TD is an Atheist

Post by paolovf » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:23 am

still kinda crap that they couldn't go without spending all that money on cards for one year.
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Re: Waterford TD is an Atheist

Post by aZerogodist » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:14 pm

It does raise the question, can TD's send cards for any occasion, birthdays, weddings etc... it does seem like a waste of public money.

Btw nice card.
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Re: Waterford TD is an Atheist

Post by Dr Raskolnikov » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:55 pm

This puts me in mind of a non-sequitur, but then this forum does tend to a rich tradition of tangential anecdote.

Where I live these days (the heathen land to the east of you lot), the Royal Mail sells religious themed stamps at Christmas. Every second year. So this year it was the nativity, whereas last year we had Wallace & Gromit. So I got some old stamps depicting the anniversary of "The Origin of Species" and used those instead.

I wonder if anyone noticed? :mrgreen:
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Re: Waterford TD is an Atheist

Post by Feardorcha » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:58 pm

Do many people over there believe in Grommit?
I sacrificed a ripe Wensleydale to him and my acne was cured.
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Re: Waterford TD is an Atheist

Post by Dr Raskolnikov » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:09 pm

Feardorcha wrote:Do many people over there believe in Grommit?
I sacrificed a ripe Wensleydale to him and my acne was cured.
A wise propitiation indeed. Grommit has the virtue that his existence is provable. :)
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