LAST WEDNESDAY EVENING IN ARMAGH CATHEDRAL THE ARCHBISHOP – EAMON MARTIN SAID THAT HE AND RCs ARE BEING PERSECUTED IN IRELAND FOR THEIR FAITH AND WILL BE PERSECUTED MORE IN THE FUTURE !!!
He cited Ireland’s new secularism and materialism and the recent Irish votes for equal marriage and abortion.
I’m afraid that Amy has no grasp of history.
Ireland was colonised by two foreign forces – the British Empire and the Roman Catholic Church.
The Brits came in the 12th century under the leadership of Strongbow – and at the request of an Irish king who was fighting with he fellow kings and chieftains.
But the Romans – I mean the Roman Catholics – were hear hundreds of years before the Brits.
The Brits stole our lands and our language.
The RCs stole our hearts and our souls.
We have gotten rid of the Brits from the 26 counties.
And modern Ireland is in the process of getting rid of the RCs – and people like Eamon Martin.
The drop in Mass attendance and the very powerful recent referenda in which the Irish People said a massive NO to the RC institution, its teachings and its dogmas – is a clear sign that the RCs have been served their P45 by the Irish people.
When the Brits left the bishops and clergy became the new overlords. London rule was swapped for Roman Rule.
And the unionists in the North were right when they said: “Home Rule means Rome Rule”.
From 1922 the Irish Catholic Hierarchy had most Irish politicians under their thumb – with the honourable exception people like Dr Noel Brown – whose ministerial career was brought to and end by Archbishop John Charles McQuaid of Dublin.
The then Taoiseach said: “I am a Catholic first and a politician second”.
The Bishop of Cork – Dr Lucey said: “Even in political matters the Bishops are the final arbiters”.
They even played a major part in writing the Irish 1937 Constitution – which the Irish people are changing election by election, referendum by referendum.
Millions and millions of Irish people lived and died believing they were going to Hell for one act of masturbation, for having sex outside marriage, for being gay, for marrying Protestants etc.,
They imprisoned our unmarried mothers in Roman Catholic gulags.
They incarcerated our children in their homes and orphanages, where they starved, beat and raped them.
They banished public sinners and religious dissidents to Evil England.
They controlled hospitals, maternity clinics, labour wards, schools, colleges, universities etc.,
They stole babies and sold them to good Catholics in the USA and Australia.
They tortured and starved little babies and buried in septic tanks.
Priests roamed the roads beating courting couples with blackthorn sticks.
Eamon, you a descendent of the moral and physical persecutors of the Irish people.
Eamon, you are the successor – not of the Apostles – but of the abusers.
And after 1600 years of Roman Catholic invasion and torture the Irish people are calling time on you.
If you are persecuted – and I don’t wish persecution on you – it is Karma – and what has gone around has come back around.
Get used to being an organisation like a golf club – a private members club with no influence.
Your glory days are over.
And as the Chinese say:
You, Eamon, are accursed to be living in interesting times!