Upon reviewing some of my old content posted on Yahoo! News. I came upon an article I read some time ago about a restaurant who chickened out of the Bring your Own Bear policy. They were afraid of being prosecuted over the no purchasing of alcohol on Good Friday in Ireland. Now the thing is, it is perfectly legal to have alcohol in Ireland on Good Friday, you just cannot purchase alcohol on Good Friday. Many people actually purchase their spirits and bear the day before in bulk; which makes the entire concept of this 24 hour law to be totally pointless on any level. Just to clarify something I may be Irish, but I am not some alcohol obsessed Irishman who needs his regular daily alco fix. As a matter of fact, I mostly only have a few drinks once a week (on the weekend). This is more about the principal of the matter. I am not a Catholic, and have not been a practising Catholic for over 11 years. So why should I have to play by a rule that is not part of my faith? In any case I got into a heated discussion with a fellow Irish person who had the "if you don't like it, you can get out" attitude. He said this to me, a born Irish citizen.
"Excuse me I shouldn't have to go anywhere. How dare you suggest that I have leave my home country because a religious order think they have some sort of authority on the world. I should be able to purchase alcohol any day I want. I don't believe in the bible or rather "the pope".
Why should I a born Irish citizen have to leave my country in order to have equality? There is no logical reasonable answer to that.
This is why Ireland NEEDS separation of state and church. As far as I'm concerned the Catholic Church are not welcome invading our laws anymore; nor should they have credit to that right.
The fact of the matter is the Catholic Church still have a hold on Irish law. The majority of the primary and secondary schools are still Catholic (and the children being raised Catholic are given first preference over non-Catholic children).
So I'm not sure how someone can possibly be so blind to notice the special treatment given to Catholics over non-Catholics.
The fact of the matter is the law in Ireland still prevents persons from purchasing alcohol. These are facts. And my views were not based on "Irish society" it was based on the Catholic Church as an organisation and the Government acting like their slaves. In fact its only recently the Taoiseach Kenny had the balls to actually state that he isn't going to be dictated by the Catholic Church in reference to the abortion bill. And even at that its still not enough. We need secularism. We cannot function as a country leading towards a Catholic ideology. While the country might technically be viewed as a Catholic country. The reality is that it isn't. We have persons of all faiths an no faiths living in this country. All human beings deserve to have the same equal opportunities. And that is not happening and its a violation of human rights.
I never said that the majority of Irish society still abide by the authoritarian fascism of the Catholic Church. The problem is the government not doing enough to move towards secularism quickly enough. We need more politicians like Kenny defying these self righteous egocentrics.
People can call me a hipster all they want. I question everything. And I am questing the fact that the Catholic Church still have too much influence in my country. And I will never be ok with that. Like it or not, the fact of the matter is the Catholic Church is globally renowned to be the most corrupt organisation on this planet. And stop trying to shift blame onto the Muslims. Thats a different argument. Islam has no control over Ireland. This issue and this debate is about Catholic Christianity. It seems that all the Catholic Church ever does is shift blame to other minorities and groups whenever they are challenged.
They need to start being accountable for their actions and tyranny. I will not go peacefully about this. Because they certainly haven't gone peaceful about so many issues now and so many issues in their history.
I stand by what I have stated"
Just to interject some further information here, there was a bit of name calling going on, calling me a hipster (which I personally don't find offensive) then changing the subject to discuss the Muslim extremism. I did however slightly edit some of the original content as this has been taken from several comments. The only reason for this, is so that it makes sense as one piece of writing