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I have faith in?

  • 13-06-2012 9:47pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 201 ✭✭

    If a tree falls in the woods and lands on a politician.......
    I'm taking an estimation an awful lot of people here have lost belief in politicians and Irish politics, but what do we have faith in? This won't be a very scientific poll, but who do we believe is doing a good job and actually contributes something to Irish life rather than just looking after their own self-interests? Do any of our institutions? or am I being overly pessimistic by even asking? I've included the private sector here, not that it's expected to be socially motivated but is it functioning well? I'm trying for a state of the nation that isn't just the economy or politicians.

    I have faith/trust in? 29 votes

    0% 0 votes
    The Legal System
    3% 1 vote
    The Church
    0% 0 votes
    The Health System
    6% 2 votes
    The Education System
    13% 4 votes
    The Gardai
    13% 4 votes
    The Media
    13% 4 votes
    0% 0 votes
    The Private Sector
    6% 2 votes
    The EU/IMF
    27% 8 votes
    None of these
    13% 4 votes



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,921 ✭✭✭John Doe1

    The orange instituton

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,207 ✭✭✭The King of Moo

    I have faith in Johnny Giles. Honesty of effort counts more than anything else for me.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 127 ✭✭Bell Butter


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 769 ✭✭✭Diego Maradona


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 34,809 ✭✭✭✭smash

    boo3000 wrote: »
    If a tree falls in the woods and land on a politician.......

    If a fat person falls in the woods and there's no one around to see it, do the trees laugh?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 81,310 CMod ✭✭✭✭coffee_cake

    how awesome i am

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,882 ✭✭✭frozenfrozen

    I have faith in money. yes those pieces of paper are worth that car.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,431 ✭✭✭M cebee

    dept. of social protection

  • Registered Users Posts: 44,080 ✭✭✭✭Micky Dolenz


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 31,967 ✭✭✭✭Sarky

    I believe in Harvey Dent.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,919 ✭✭✭Schism

    I've a feeling none of the above is going to win in a landslide.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 127 ✭✭Bell Butter

    There's no GOD option, the church are **** and I hate organised religion but there needs to be a GOD option

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,835 ✭✭✭✭cloud493

    Sarky wrote: »
    I believe in Harvey Dent.

    Yeah, nice slogan Harvey.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,933 ✭✭✭holystungun9

    DOG end mi disleksia talbets.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 201 ✭✭boo3000

    I know that a lot of people believe in God but im looking particularly for social institutions here. I could have also included me, my friends and family, the goodness of humanity etc.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,919 ✭✭✭Schism

    Sarky wrote: »
    I believe in Harvey Dent.

    And what looks like Skeletor too, if your avatar is anything to go by!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,677 ✭✭✭Aenaes

    As the great philosopher/social thinker Tony Montana said, "I trust me."

    Brilliant documentary made about him a few years ago.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,627 ✭✭✭Lawrence1895

    (X) Myself :cool:

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,455 ✭✭✭Where To


  • Registered Users Posts: 127 ✭✭Duffman K

    the ability of Irish goverments to continuously fcuk up and the ability of the Irish people to complain about it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 212 ✭✭Laura_lolly87

    Could the church option not be religion? I have faith in my religion which is not the RCC.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,081 ✭✭✭sheesh


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 201 ✭✭boo3000

    It's the church as social institution not in terms of personal belief, you could say i put in the gardai, why not the fire brigade? Im going for what would be generally accepted as a major social force. Why the RC church is accepted as, or is, a major social force in irish life above others is probably beyond this thread, sorry!

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,364 ✭✭✭✭Kylo Ren

    I have faith in me never being able to complete those Animal Bar puzzles.

    Bastards the lot of them!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,073 ✭✭✭Pottler

    Apparently, if a tree falls in the woods and there's noone around to hear it, it makes no sound, just moves some air a bit as sound is the function of air movements pressing on an eardrum - without the eardrum there is no sound. Faith? err, not sure. Faith that they will do what exactly?

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,542 ✭✭✭Captain Darling


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 378 ✭✭I_smell_fear

    But... ya gotta have faith

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 201 ✭✭boo3000

    Pottler, what about a dog's eardrum, that part of it could go on forever! For your other question I just mean do we trust them, are they doing good, or trying to, or just me feiners?

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,962 ✭✭✭✭dark crystal

    I have pretty good faith in our education system.

    We have one of the highest rates of literacy in the world at 99% and college enrollments are up year on year.

    It's not all perfect, but I believe Irish children (and adults) are able to avail of a great education in this country.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,538 ✭✭✭flutterflye

    I know not every body has got a body like me.