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So who's going to see the Pope?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 68,333 ✭✭✭✭ seamus


    AllForIt wrote: »
    I though there was some controversy that he was due to visit before the abortion referendum? What happened here, was the ref set back before the visit or was his visit plans set forward?
    There were a couple of mouth breathers who suggested that the referendum should be postponed until after the Papal visit.

    I dunno why, so the Pope wouldn't have to set foot in an evil baby murdering country or something?


  • Registered Users Posts: 916 ✭✭✭ 1hnr79jr65


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  • Registered Users Posts: 36,054 ✭✭✭✭ ohnonotgmail


    seamus wrote: »
    There were a couple of mouth breathers who suggested that the referendum should be postponed until after the Papal visit.

    I dunno why, so the Pope wouldn't have to set foot in an evil baby murdering country or something?


    or more likely so they could use the visit to swing the vote in favour of No.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,587 ✭✭✭✭ murpho999


    Strazdas wrote: »
    For certain, yes.

    This will be a big news story....I could see the British channels leading with this and having it as their main news item on both days. They had a visit themselves from Benedict in 2010 but Pope Francis would be much more high profile and more popular as a Pope.

    Yes the British channels will be promoting the Holy Catholic conservative Ireland and portray the country as living on its knees.

    RTE will be fawning all over this and giving the Catholic Church free advertising.

    Thankfully I'll be away that weekend.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,046 ✭✭✭ Berserker


    vicwatson wrote: »
    You can be sure as shít RTÉ will be all over this like a rash

    RTE and TV3 will cover this. It's perfect for the likes of Mary Kennedy. TV3 will probably run with Alan Hughes, think he is a pretty strong RC.
    murpho999 wrote: »
    Yes the British channels will be promoting the Holy Catholic conservative Ireland and portray the country as living on its knees.

    Some seriously funny posts on this thread. I had to hold back the laughter with this one.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 29,737 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    You know reading through this makes me feel ashamed that I also got 12 tickets to be not used (wasn't serious about eBay)

    I complain all the time about the hard left trying to shut down events with Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris etc.

    I'm doing no better here, yes the RCC is a rotten institution, yes this is a colossal waste of money, but people should be free to choose.

    I would have HOPED people didn't go, but blocking them ????

    I didn't think it through, I will offer my tickets to people that genuinely want them - closer to the day.


    worry not; the organisers are on to them and steps being taken.

    Let us hope for prosecutions galore...

    Another news item about "the old country" gone viral :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 36,054 ✭✭✭✭ ohnonotgmail


    Graces7 wrote: »
    worry not; the organisers are on to them and steps being taken.

    Let us hope for prosecutions galore...

    Another news item about "the old country" gone viral :eek:


    Prosecutions for what, exactly?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,810 ✭✭✭ Hector Savage


    Graces7 wrote: »
    worry not; the organisers are on to them and steps being taken.

    Let us hope for prosecutions galore...

    Another news item about "the old country" gone viral :eek:

    Well prosecutions ? come on ....

    lets keep it in the middle here ..


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,964 ✭✭✭✭ Omackeral


    Graces7 wrote: »
    worry not; the organisers are on to them and steps being taken.

    Let us hope for prosecutions galore...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,087 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    I'm going because I'm bringing my Mum. I'll basically be the folding stool/water carrier. She has kept her faith through my brothers MS (which was freaky severe). I rang her this morning and asked her if she'd like to go and just like that a total non believer is going to the Phoenix Park!

    First they came for the socialists...



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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,409 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    Graces7 wrote: »
    worry not; the organisers are on to them and steps being taken.

    Let us hope for prosecutions galore...

    Another news item about "the old country" gone viral :eek:
    I can confirm this is bollox as I have ordered over 1800 and have received nothing but confirmation emails.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,587 ✭✭✭✭ murpho999


    Berserker wrote: »
    Some seriously funny posts on this thread. I had to hold back the laughter with this one.

    What is funny?

    Ireland is still protrayed as a conservative Catholic religious country in foreign media despite recent liberal referendum results.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,160 ✭✭✭ Huntergonzo


    Would never consider going but live and let live, if people want to go then that's their choice and by no means should anybody who wants to go be stopped.

    In all honesty though we're a very forgiving nation, given the horrific crimes that this evil cult has committed in this country and around the world over the centuries it's unfortunate that we're allowing their leader into the country.

    People will be quick to point out that we've had members of the royal family over here a couple of times in recent history but you can't credibly compare the 2.


  • Registered Users Posts: 232 ✭✭ padohaodha


    ELM327 wrote: »
    I can confirm this is bollox as I have ordered over 1800 and have received nothing but confirmation emails.

    Do you really expect anyone to believe you.?If you ordered 1800 tickets in order to stop other people going to an event of their free choice,then you are nothing but a 15 year old moron.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,810 ✭✭✭ Hector Savage


    ELM327 wrote: »
    I can confirm this is bollox as I have ordered over 1800 and have received nothing but confirmation emails.


    So you got 1800 ? so you set up 150 different emails to get them ??

    or can you get more then 12 in one go ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 499 ✭✭ greenflash


    murpho999 wrote: »
    What is funny?

    Ireland is still protrayed as a conservative Catholic religious country in foreign media despite recent liberal referendum results.

    Is it really or is that just what you'd like to think in order to protect your victim complex?

    I did a lot of driving in the UK during the weeks leading up to the 8th Referendum and BBC Radio 4 had a very comprehensive series over a number of weeks devoted to investigating the various campaigns. They covered social, religious and gender based issues without patronising or stereotyping. They showed Ireland for what it is... a progressive country with a diverse and increasingly informed population.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,587 ✭✭✭✭ murpho999


    greenflash wrote: »
    Is it really or is that just what you'd like to think in order to protect your victim complex?

    I did a lot of driving in the UK during the weeks leading up to the 8th Referendum and BBC Radio 4 had a very comprehensive series over a number of weeks devoted to investigating the various campaigns. They covered social, religious and gender based issues without patronising or stereotyping. They showed Ireland for what it is... a progressive country with a diverse and increasingly informed population.

    I don't have any victim complex? Where are you getting that from?

    I speak Dutch and read their coverage there on nos.nl

    They went to Donegal and interviewed religious nuts on the No side and it really portrayed the whole country as being like this which is not the case.

    Also said that the polls showed the results would be neck and neck in "conservative Catholic Ireland".


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,767 ✭✭✭ SterlingArcher


    murpho999 wrote: »
    I don't have any victim complex? Where are you getting that from?

    I speak Dutch and read their coverage there on nos.nl

    They went to Donegal and interviewed religious nuts on the No side and it really portrayed the whole country as being like this which is not the case.

    Also said that the polls showed the results would be neck and neck in "conservative Catholic Ireland".

    And? Media skews the view for its own agenda.... Not breaking news. It's the done thing. I'm sure this one newspaper in America was saying Ireland is in hell now. As it's editor sends his babysitter a cheque to go get an abortion.

    It was a referendum about abortion. It was ugly no matter which way you voted. It should be closely contested.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,170 ✭✭✭✭ Donald Trump


    Ah lads. It's a sad state of affairs when one person on their own can get 1800 hundred tickets without too much effort and yet, despite the apparent collective "popular" attempt to snap them up to prevent anyone else from getting a bit of happiness, ye haven't been able to book them all out between ye.

    There mustn't be too many bitter sad losers out there after all! Sure even 50-odd of ye would knock out 100k in a few hours?

    Maybe there is hope yet for the country


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 145 ✭✭ BliainanAir


    murpho999 wrote: »
    I don't have any victim complex? Where are you getting that from?

    I speak Dutch and read their coverage there on nos.nl

    They went to Donegal and interviewed religious nuts on the No side and it really portrayed the whole country as being like this which is not the case.

    Also said that the polls showed the results would be neck and neck in "conservative Catholic Ireland".



    It's guys like you who, inadvertently, will revive the Catholic Church. Not happy with progressive liberal legislation you want to hound Christianity, and especially Catholicism, out of existence. Intolerant tyrants masking as secular, liberal heroes.

    You, and others here, have alienated a lot of non religious people who can see through the thinly disguised pettiness. You are no better than the religious bigots who implemented Penal Laws against Catholic and Presbyterians in the 18th century. And ironically the best way to ensure religious survival is to persecute that religion.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,409 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    padohaodha wrote: »
    Do you really expect anyone to believe you.?If you ordered 1800 tickets in order to stop other people going to an event of their free choice,then you are nothing but a 15 year old moron.


    I don't care what you believe to be honest.
    It's an internet forum so anyone can claim what they like.


    I know however I have received confirmation emails for booking 12 individual tickets and a few coach loads of 600 people a pop. (You can book 8 buses per ticket)

    So you got 1800 ? so you set up 150 different emails to get them ??

    or can you get more then 12 in one go ?
    You can order coaches, 650 per coach


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,587 ✭✭✭✭ murpho999


    It's guys like you who, inadvertently, will revive the Catholic Church. Not happy with progressive liberal legislation you want to hound Christianity, and especially Catholicism, out of existence. Intolerant tyrants masking as secular, liberal heroes.

    You, and others here, have alienated a lot of non religious people who can see through the thinly disguised pettiness. You are no better than the religious bigots who implemented Penal Laws against Catholic and Presbyterians in the 18th century. And ironically the best way to ensure religious survival is to persecute that religion.

    No idea what you're on about?

    I'm talking about media coverage of the referendum.

    Why would a non religious person turn to religion if they are feeling alienated.
    Your post makes absolutely zero sense.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,587 ✭✭✭✭ murpho999


    And? Media skews the view for its own agenda.... Not breaking news. It's the done thing. I'm sure this one newspaper in America was saying Ireland is in hell now. As it's editor sends his babysitter a cheque to go get an abortion.

    It was a referendum about abortion. It was ugly no matter which way you voted. It should be closely contested.

    It's an example of the image of Ireland abroad being of a conservative Catholic nation. The Dutch wouldn't have their own agenda on this.


    Also it wasn't closely contested, it was a landslide yes, so the Dutch coverage was inaccurate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,433 ✭✭✭✭ jmayo


    seamus wrote: »
    If there were free tickets on offer for a Gary Glitter concert, would you be as critical of people snapping them up and binning them to make a statement?

    Now, of course Frankie is a step removed, he's not a paedophile. But he is the ultimate representative of an organisation which has caused and continues to cause a lot of suffering and stir up a lot of hatred through its teachings and activities.

    It is unashamedly mysogynistic, homophobic and anti-democratic.

    Some people don't seem to get, that going to see the Pope makes you complicit in its evils by actively supporting the organisation.

    So, fnck the "ordinary Catholics" who are going to be disappointed.

    I just thought I would leave some of your previous gems here, for comparison purposes.

    You are a prime example of the modern Irish phenomenon of those who despise the catholic church yet somehow are at every available chance defending or downplaying the even worse inbuilt beliefs and habits in some other religions.
    That's Islam for ye. Loves and respects women, and is very tolerant.

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=83420048&postcount=21

    You also defended people shouting allah ackbar in a European airport and failed to see the irony of uttering a slogan associated with multiple massacres of innocent people in airports and transport situations around the world.

    But shure that is alright, it could be worse someone could say they were going to see the pope. :rolleyes:


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 145 ✭✭ BliainanAir


    murpho999 wrote: »
    No idea what you're on about?

    I'm talking about media coverage of the referendum.

    Why would a non religious person turn to religion if they are feeling alienated.
    Your post makes absolutely zero sense.

    All your posts in this thread bang the same old boring 'Delinda est Chartago' message. Only in this case it's the Catholic Church instead of Chartage. Do you not get that persecution is the best way to keep an organisation alive?

    Your banging the same old drum. No better than banging a Lambeg drum, and being full of hate.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 145 ✭✭ BliainanAir


    murpho999 wrote: »
    It's an example of the image of Ireland abroad being of a conservative Catholic nation. The Dutch wouldn't have their own agenda on this.


    Also it wasn't closely contested, it was a landslide yes, so the Dutch coverage was inaccurate.

    So worked up about what others think! Grow up, grow a pair and get a life.

    Are we still in a post colonial popularity contest looking for pats on the back from other countries telling us how great and liberal we are!


  • Registered Users Posts: 36,054 ✭✭✭✭ ohnonotgmail


    All your posts in this thread bang the same old boring 'Delinda est Chartago' message. Only in this case it's the Catholic Church instead of Chartage. Do you not get that persecution is the best way to keep an organisation alive?

    Your banging the same old drum. No better than banging a Lambeg drum, and being full of hate.


    Yeah i'm not sure that is a great example to be using. Carthage was completely and utterly destroyed a couple of decades later.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 77,855 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sephiroth_dude


    I'd rather watch paint dry.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 145 ✭✭ BliainanAir


    Yeah i'm not sure that is a great example to be using. Carthage was completely and utterly destroyed a couple of decades later.

    Yer man thinks he's Cato the Elder is my point!

    Not comparing, militarily, what happened to Chartage.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,709 ✭✭✭ Baylee Angry Kneecap


    The people deliberately buying tickets in order to ensure a low turn out should take a long hard look at themselves in the mirror. They have forfeited any future right to complain about intolerance, discrimination or prejudice. in fact, they are behaving like dictators, trying to force their views and beliefs on everyone else. The very thing they object to many of those acting in the name of the Catholic Church having done in recent years.

    Practising Catholics do not endorse the wrongs done by those people claiming to be good Catholics. However, for them the Catholic Church is better than that and they want to continue to practise their religion and find huge comfort from their faith as part of a more humble church that has learnt serious lessons. Don't be part of that if you don't want to be. But trying to obstruct other people from doing so is deeply intolerant, and a measure of the kind of person you are.


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