How Irish schools evangelise children – my interview on KFM Radio

by Michael Nugent on February 20, 2015

In this interview with Shane Beatty on KFM Radio, I discuss how Irish schools evangelise children into a particular religious belief system, despite being funded by the Irish State.

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1 citizen_wolf February 20, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Regarding the number of people who count themselves as catholics on the census, as you rightly pointed out Michael, there are many people in Ireland who tick that box out of habit or just ignorance. I personally know people who are not catholics and yet counted themselves as catholic on the census form. When I asked them why, they shrugged their shoulders and said something along the lines of ‘that’s what they were comfortable with’.

2 MosesZD February 21, 2015 at 12:12 am

I’m so glad I don’t live in Ireland. It was bad enough in Tennessee where Church-State separation was difficult to maintain despite it being Constitutionally mandated. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to get away from it in Ireland seeing as supporting Catholicism seems to be almost a default state by the State.

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