David Norris knocks the Seanad prayer

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David Norris knocks the Seanad prayer

Post by BubbleWrap » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:02 am

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ire ... 89967.html

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"DAVID NORRIS (Ind) said he deplored the fact that sittings of the Seanad began with a prayer. “I find that offensive, and I say this as a practising Christian who goes to church every Sunday.

“It’s a rigmarole, it means nothing, and we should be alert to the fact that there are atheists, agnostics, Jews and Muslims, and I just think it makes a mockery of the whole thing, to invoke Jesus Christ as the source of our doings here.” Labhrás Ó Murchú (FF) was disappointed at Mr Norris’s comments. “ I think it is far better that we say a prayer than to be cursing each other, anyway.”
I'm going to start a revolution... er... if that's ok with everyone?
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Re: David Norris knocks the Seanad prayer

Post by Ygern » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:47 am

A thumbs-up to David Norris' rational and honest observation; and a face-palm to Labhrás Ó Murchú for managing to totally miss the point of his argument and for adding a completely inane observation of his own. How did he manage to get people to vote for him?
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Re: David Norris knocks the Seanad prayer

Post by Citybone » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:10 pm

i heard this on 4 fm earlier alright. fair play to him, i hope he wins a dail seat next time round.
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Re: David Norris knocks the Seanad prayer

Post by lostexpectation » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:07 pm

ah no he's a perfect senate orator
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Re: David Norris knocks the Seanad prayer

Post by marklen » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:45 pm

Being a TCD graduate he's my senator. He has only every run for senate as long as I can remember.
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