left biblioblography: St. Patrick’s Day–Yet Another Senseless Holiday

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day–Yet Another Senseless Holiday

Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasisblinddatestpatrick

Tomorrow bein’ the only truly Irish holiday there be, tis time to do our livers some serious damage!

But seriously folks: a holiday commemorating a guy who chased non-existent serpents out of Ireland?  Really?

It actually commemorates the arrival of Christianity in the Emerald Isle – why, the very thought of that makes me Irish soide want to down as much whiskey as is humanly possible, so as I can perish the thought.

And as history shows, the Holy Cee has done some sorry arse garbage while they had their grubby paws into the mix:

Catholic Church enslaved 30,000 Irish women as forced unpaid labor in Magdalene Laundries until 1996

What a horrific story.  The Irish Prime Minister gave a partial apology today for the government’s role in a 74-year scandal in which, a new official government report says, over 10,000 women were forced to work without pay at commercial laundries called Magdalene Laundries, operated by the Catholic Church for “crimes” as small as not paying a train ticket.

Wikipedia notes that the estimate of the number of women who were used as forced slave labor by the Catholic Church in Ireland alone goes as high as 30,000 over the entire time the Magdalene laundries were in operation.

Read the entire article. It’s enough to curl the toe hairs. Sickening. The Catholic Church should make reparations for each person abused so horrifically – and that would bankrupt the pedophiliac slaver mongers.

I know that curses are manure, but here’s one I wish I could wish upon the bleedin’ papists:

May you find the bees but not the honey.

Sláinte!

Till the next post then.

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1 comment:

LIFT: Living in Free Thought said...

Very interesting take on the holiday.