Unmarked grave of 800 children found in Galway

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  1. What a great institution the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland has been over the years*.


    *If beating\bumming kids is your thing.
     
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  2. skid2

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    Dumped in a septic tank?



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  3. By nuns.
     
  4. Also starving them and denying them effective medical treatment; reading between the lines.
    If this was the work of lumpen proles or recent immigrants in a London borough there would be nuclear explosion of outrage.
    Suffer little children......
     
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  5. It's often surprising the people who you discover have behaved like this to other humans. You would think though that religious doctrine would be set aside when dealing with children.

    It's an appalling discovery and given that it seems to have happened quite some time ago and therefore, those involved are probably no longer with us, I hope they over the years at the very least had many sleepless nights thinking about their lack of compassion and terrible deeds concerning these kids.
     
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  6. Mr_Fingerz

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  7. Slightly off thread, but in a similar vein.

    Very harrowing films but worth a watch.

    a) Song for a Raggy Boy.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339707/

    b) The Magdalene Sisters.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0318411/

    I first viewed these whilst living in County Cork about 3 years ago, in the company of half a dozen Irish folk about the same age as me (mid 50's).

    None of them believed they were based on true stories and were utterly shocked.
     
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  8. Another shining example of good old Christian values in action.
     
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  9. Religion once more spreading more love and good-feeling to all.
     
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  10. Eire was a backward agrarian theocracy that arguably had more in common with Franco's Spain than with Britain or America.
     
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  11. Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    The Catholic church in Ireland has been the power for a very long time and it's no surprise that they were/are the most corrupt. It's sickening to think that honest (if slightly gullible) people for generations have paid (literaly) for these "Christians" to thrive.

    Stand by for the Pope to tutt loudly and several Cardinals to have extra confession time!
     
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  12. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer


    Ireland, in common with the UK, has become much more of a secular state since the end of the 70s. The power of the Church is much in decline. Admittedly they do still have their fingers in the pie of Education.
     
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  13. Saw it on BBC America last night. The report reckoned the deaths occured between 1925 and 1962.

    A home for unmarried mothers where the mother superior no doubt saw it as her mission to rid the world of the ill begotten offspring of the beast with two backs.
     
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