GPO crib on shaky ground (in more ways than one!)

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GPO crib on shaky ground (in more ways than one!)

Post by FXR » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:35 pm

This year there was a limited debate inside An Post as to the pros and cons of putting up the traditional nativity crib this year. It was decided to go ahead as usual but if there were a significant number of complaints the position would be reviewed before next year. Cleary's have ditched their crib.
If enough people complain to An Post the GPO crib could also become history....


On a lighter note. The crib is up and apparently its seems to have gone largely un-noticed that there are some slight departures from the offical script.
Firstly the majic jewish baby is already in residence although this is still only November making him not only the product of Iron age artificial insemination but premature as well.
Secondly the three "wise men" one of whom looks curiously like Ossam Bin Laden, have also departed from the script and arrived early.
Thirdly the shepards seem to have jumped ship and for all we know turned atheist.
On top of all this the Virgin Mary looks like Michael Jackson and the guy beside her is being played by Billy Connolly.

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Re: GPO crib on shaky ground (in more ways than one!)

Post by CatHerder » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:17 pm

FXR wrote: Firstly the majic jewish baby is already in residence although this is still only November making him not only the product of Iron age artificial insemination but premature as well.
They had to put the majic jewish baby in early as they were receiving complaints that he had been stolen, :lol:
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Re: GPO crib on shaky ground (in more ways than one!)

Post by FXR » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:28 pm

CatHerder wrote:
FXR wrote: Firstly the majic jewish baby is already in residence although this is still only November making him not only the product of Iron age artificial insemination but premature as well.
They had to put the majic jewish baby in early as they were receiving complaints that he had been stolen, :lol:
I was thinking of ringing the Jewish Centre (or wherever jewish HQ is in Dublin) and telling them that the baby is not circumcised!
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Re: GPO crib on shaky ground (in more ways than one!)

Post by paulamcnc » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:29 pm

FXR wrote:
CatHerder wrote:
FXR wrote: Firstly the majic jewish baby is already in residence although this is still only November making him not only the product of Iron age artificial insemination but premature as well.
They had to put the majic jewish baby in early as they were receiving complaints that he had been stolen, :lol:
I was thinking of ringing the Jewish Centre (or wherever jewish HQ is in Dublin) and telling them that the baby is not circumcised!
You appear to have examined the situation very closely indeed FXR!
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Re: GPO crib on shaky ground (in more ways than one!)

Post by FXR » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:49 pm

paulamcnc wrote:
FXR wrote:
CatHerder wrote: They had to put the majic jewish baby in early as they were receiving complaints that he had been stolen, :lol:
I was thinking of ringing the Jewish Centre (or wherever jewish HQ is in Dublin) and telling them that the baby is not circumcised!
You appear to have examined the situation very closely indeed FXR!
I have them under surveillance!
While it's unfortunate this crap should still go on in a public building the complete indifference to the details of the myth seems to give voice to that anomaly that is the average Irish "catholic".

They'll crowd around going "goo goo" and take photos of their kids in front of the thing but don't actually know that much about the fundamentals of "their" religion. Proof perhaps that all that’s needed to usurp the CCL is one good concerted push and a few substitute ceremonies to keep the good folks happy.
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cribs

Post by lostexpectation » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:13 am

could mary kenny be more wrong

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analy ... 53464.html

has she not heard of church state separation
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Re: cribs

Post by CitizenPaine » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:02 pm

lostexpectation wrote:could mary kenny be more wrong

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analy ... 53464.html

has she not heard of church state separation
The comments on the Indo site after Mary Kenny's piece should give her and her fellow travellers pause for thought.

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Re: cribs

Post by FXR » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:26 pm

CitizenPaine wrote:
lostexpectation wrote:could mary kenny be more wrong

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analy ... 53464.html

has she not heard of church state separation
The comments on the Indo site after Mary Kenny's piece should give her and her fellow travellers pause for thought.

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I wonder who came up the the phrase: Post Emancipation Voluntary Slave? :lol:

Or
"she should thank the naysayers she's not at home barefoot and pregnant or groaning on the delivery of her 25th child :roll:
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Post by FXR » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:16 pm

I just submitted this one but I don't know if they'll put it up:


Those bloody PC merchants! So what if the Roman Catholic Church raped a few children and their superiors covered it up and moved them on to rape some more children. So what if one of our own in the government handed us the bill and let the RC Church handle the investigation! So what if a few girls died in churchyards when the shameful hussies had gotten pregnant of their own accord out of wedlock! So what if heathens have to pay taxes for the church! So what if we pay the Vatican to run our schools their way! So what if some of our own are forced to get their children baptized for a school place! So what if the RC Church pockets millions from land deals! So what if the RC Church says “once in you’re never out” (sure didn’t that work for the IRA)!
Its part of what we are
Sure without the church how would we save our children since they are all guilty of a sin from birth and can't be saved without the holy Fathers!
Bah Humbug to tolerance and inclusion (its not part of what we are)
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Post by bipedalhumanoid » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:18 pm

I think we should change our tactics this year. Rather than campaign to have the nativity scene removed from the GPO lets insist on a proper Irish nativity scene...


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