Paisley, Brady and a contradiction

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CitizenPaine
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Paisley, Brady and a contradiction

Post by CitizenPaine » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:08 pm

From UTV website:

http://u.tv/newsroom/indepth.asp?id=84280&pt=n
Catholic leader found common ground

The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland says he enjoyed a meeting of minds with the Rev Ian Paisley during last year's groundbreaking talks.


Archbishop Sean Brady has told an audience in the US that the pair found common ground over poverty and the importance of the family during their Stormont summit.

Last October`s Belfast conference was their first formal discussion.

Archbishop Brady said: "It was a very positive experience.

We discovered that we shared the same views on many social issues including poverty, the importance of marriage and the family, the right to religious freedom, to faith-based education and so on."

"It was another example of how much is to be gained from simply meeting with others."

He was speaking during this year`s IrishFest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The contradiction: They found common agreement on the right to religious freedom and faith based education. So - you can have freedom of religion just as long as you are not the child of a member of one or other of the fanatical groupings that insist on indoctrination from the earliest age.

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Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
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Post by Martha » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:00 pm

Archbishop Brady wrote:We discovered that we shared the same views on many social issues including poverty, the importance of marriage and the family, the right to religious freedom, to faith-based education and so on."

"It was another example of how much is to be gained from simply meeting with others."
... meeting with others made of the same sack-cloth and ashes as ourselves :roll:

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