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    Religious Group Takes to the Streets at Night to Ensure Safety of Public.

    Whilst out in Cork last night, one could not miss a new presence in the streets. Small groups of people patrolling the streets in uniform. They were 'Street Pastors'.
    Having never heard of them before, I googled them today to find out more.
    Here's the main website: Street Pastors
    And here is the local Cork Branch, the only one in the country it seems: Cork Street Pastors

    Basically, they are a religious group who are non-denominational and seek to ensure the safety of the public at night who may be drunk or vulnerable.

    I have conflicted thoughts of their initiative. Yes, it is a good thing that they are doing and it is nice to know there is a large watchful presence on the streets at night. However, one wonders is there an alternative agenda, being a religious group. Time will tell.

    Perhaps if the Street Pastors take off like they have in the UK, they will make our streets safer at night. Which is always a good thing.

    I'll leave it to the board to discuss this new presence in our streets.

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    Look it's good people doing good things! What's their REAL motivation????
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    They seem like a group of well meaning people whom Alan Shatter will be delighted are about the place.

    I wonder what the GRA make of it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    Look it's good people doing good things! What's their REAL motivation????
    Well when a group sets up to patrol the streets and ties in Religion instead of a devotion to the local community just, one wonders why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Well when a group sets up to patrol the streets and ties in Religion instead of a devotion to the local community just, one wonders why.
    The cheek of them to use religion as an excuse to do good works. They should only be doing nasty things when they bring religion into it.
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    What happens when they get into a scuffle with some drunk guy or girl?
    Secondly do they check their members background i.e. whats stopping an individual member having their own motivation, for example it could be very easy to take advantage of a girl in a drunken state it could be very easy for him to get a girl back to his own place.

    I'm not saying that this is whats what will happen, but its a plausible thought that it could happen.
    In all nobel idea I personally wouldn't have the patience it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tea Party Patriot View Post
    The cheek of them to use religion as an excuse to do good works. They should only be doing nasty things when they bring religion into it.
    I'm not saying that. At all. I just find it strange that a group with a well meaning idea have to bring religion into it and how will this impact on their patrol is what I was looking at.
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    Pastors are Born Again Christians.
    They know their Bible but are very ....American ,shall we say.
    American in a George W way.

    But its a great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    I'm not saying that. At all. I just find it strange that a group with a well meaning idea have to bring religion into it and how will this impact on their patrol is what I was looking at.
    Maybe because they are doing it because of their religious beliefs, things like charity, helping your fellow man, loving your neighbour?
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