16th May 2022

 2:00 am

“We non-believers are always puzzled by protests that strong religious conviction could be without huge influence in the way a man lives his public as well as his private life. We read the Gospels; we learn about Judaic beliefs in God's purpose for the Jews and for mankind; we hear and try to understand the claims of Islam; and it strikes us that these belief systems make enormous claims on their adherents, with the most profound practical consequences.”

Matthew Parris

15th May 2022

 2:00 am

“Freedom of religion does not mean freedom from criticism.”

Unknown author

14th May 2022

 2:00 am

“Belief in supernatural entities in the universe is false, and in the light of increasing scientific knowledge about nature has definitely come to be delusional.”

A.C. Grayling

13th May 2022

 2:00 am

“Our nation's laws should never be based solely on private religious beliefs. All religious bodies have a right to speak out on public issues, but elected officials must uphold the principles of the Constitution, not religious doctrine.”

Sandhya Bathija

12th May 2022

 2:00 am

“In 1979, contraception finally became legally available in Ireland, but only to married couples and on prescription. It was 1992 before contraceptives became freely available to everyone. That same year, coincidentally, the church had its first major sex scandal when it was revealed that the Bishop of Galway, Eamonn Casey, had a 17-year-old son; a favorite T-shirt at the time featured a condom and the caption 'Just in Casey'.”

Patsy McGarry