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30-04-2012, 23:09   #61
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is it?

i reckon 50% of the population is closet atheist
Maybe but they're still fcukin catholic
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*drops shovel and looks forlornly at the sky*
Like a dog whistle for Catholics.
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I don't think it would be as big an annoyance if the Angelus was on maybe after the news - the amount of times I've switched on and gone "oh, the news - I want to see what's going on with that issue I've been following!" and I see that I'm just in time for the annoying "Dong" noise with the uncomfortably awkward imagery, so I switch over and get distracted and nine times out of ten I end up forgetting about the news and I have to look it up elsewhere.

It's getting to the point now where I just skip RTE just in case I'm accosted with religious nonsense before I can switch over!
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why can't they have it at 5.59 and then the news at 6.00
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why can't they have it at 5.59 and then the news at 6.00
Yes. That extra minute I want my news at 6.00 not 6.01 ffs
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01-05-2012, 10:46   #66
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Originally Posted by AskJives View Post

I see what RTE are thinking tho ...
Lets take Nigerians for example. Northern Nigerian is generally muslim. While the south is christian. Alot of Nigerians in Ireland... So ... if RTE want to make the angelus more multi-cultured its clear they dont wanna make it too catholic (which is what they did by removing ALOT of catholic imagery)

But with that said, its kinda stupid. Ireland is officially an catholic country. Why change to suit others?
Correction. Its officially a secular country. It just happens to have a lot of folk who title them selves catholic.
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01-05-2012, 13:07   #67
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why can't they have it at 5.59 and then the news at 6.00
It wouldn't be the angelus then, would it? But church bells are nice when you get accustomed to them. There's a village in England where the church bell tolls every 15 minutes, day and night! The locals love it, and had to fight to keep it when a newcomer to the place objected. Church bells also have traditionally served secular functions too. Here's another - use the angelus as a reminder to check the headlines on BBC news before returning to the 6.1 news (note how the news doesn't pretend to start at 6 and is therefore not being interrupted by the angelus). There's lots of things you can do in one minute, you just need to get creative. Challenge yourself, see if you can eat six cream crackers while the angelus bells ring, and let me know how you get on.
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the one where all the people are cleaning up the little park by the river, that's in a small town in Clare called Sixmilebridge. what I don't understand is how they missed the best part. where the road goes past the river, there is a relatively large float dressed up as a pub called the Duck inn, usually has a few fellas in it and all..

put that on tv, instant classic.
That happens to be my photo...
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