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I wish you luck in deafeating the power of the clergy. However, from the outside, Ireland still looks like a theological tyranny. The Dail sseems to prefer to act as a rubber stamp for their clerical overlords than as a representative of the people who elected them.

I appreciate that the population are disgusted by many aspects of the Church, but they still turn out in droves on sunday. And worse, in Ireland as elsewhere, politicians are, as a group, more religious than the people they represent. I guess it's something about conservatism, power and authoritarianism.

But the implication is clear that, because of that sentiment, polticians will always abase themselves before the cloth and legislate accordingly.  

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Mar 9th, 2018 at 08:58:28 PM EST

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