8th February 2012

“Rural Ireland could go back to its early medieval state, when a largely priestless folk-religion held sway. Already, popular religion – local pilgrimages, or books on Celtic prayer – does better than anything involving priests. And Ireland's political class, once so priest-ridden, now distances itself from the clergy.”

The Economist

5 Responses to “8th February 2012”

  1. Defiantnonbeliever Says:

    Somehow I don’t see them going back to local royalty doing ponies as part of coronation ceremonies. Perhaps going forward would be better. 🙂

  2. archaeopteryx Says:

    There’s still a rump of the party currently in power in Ireland that wants to re-establish the embassy in Toytown. What a waste of money that would be.

  3. rj Says:


    i know you live in ireland……………..so………………how accurate

    ios the quote . ?????????


  4. archaeopteryx Says:

    Sorry for the delta RJ – been traveling. Mrs archaeopteryx and I are going to see a show by Dara O Briain tonight – he’s a brilliant comedian with a very skeptical outlook on life.

    I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the quote, but I meet more atheists and critical thinkers these days. The wishful thinkers are still with us though.

  5. archaeopteryx Says:

    That should be delay, not delta!