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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    This is particularly unfair to older people for whom religious symbols often have a stronger resonance as they reach the end of their lives.
    Patronising much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    I was going to say that I see no harm in this sort of thing and that they should be allowed to have a crib if they want one.

    But then I saw how much it upset TFM, so I'm in favour of it staying gone, on that basis alone.
    How is that any different to your reasoning on other issues?

    It would greatly surprise me if it were any different at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonic View Post
    How is that any different to your reasoning on other issues?

    It would greatly surprise me if it were any different at all.
    I expect a lot of things would surprise you.
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    I know a few Muslims here and people of other faiths as well. None has ever expressed an objection to symbols such as cribs.
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    Seems a bit silly.....
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    I don't agree with this at all. There is too much intrusion on people's beliefs and lives already. Ireland may not have the same church going culture of the past, but it is still a Christian country.

    Anyway, I am assuming is it a totally HSE wide policy for all hospitals and other places of care within their remit around the country.

    Is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonic View Post
    The tiny minority roars.

    If our traditions are a problem for them, every assistance should be given to make their relocation as quick & as painless as possible.
    Meh, I think it's a majority. Most people don't give two flying fecks about those traditions; they've been subsumed by commercialism/consumerism/capitalism.

    Christmas is a soul-less husk anyway. The only positive is that it's a few days off work, and even that is no longer as attractive as it once was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket View Post
    I know a few Muslims here and people of other faiths as well. None has ever expressed an objection to symbols such as cribs.
    Agreed as pointed out by an earlier poster its the self hating Irish who have the problem
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    Since, according to the hospital spokesperson, Beaumount wants to avoid offending the patients and staff and visitors of other faiths, why don't they just agree to put up the Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, or whatever equivalent during their religious holidays?

    Who would object to that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    Happy Holidays!!

    Of course if they were consistent there should be no Christmas public holidays or school closures etc. Just New Year's Day.
    Yes, and no presents to be gifted or received. After all, without Christ there wouldn't be a Christmas. The clue is in the name.
    No cribs means no Christmas which means no holidays, gluttony or presents. Either celebrate it or ban it, no point in just being selective. I think this is disgraceful. I was in Mayo and Sligo 2 weeks ago for a wedding. Stopped off in Swinford for refreshments and the town was bedecked with cribs. It was the same in other towns, some even had cribs set up in empty premises. It was lovely because it was snowing too. It felt more like Christmas in the north west of the country 2 weeks ago than what it does at the moment in Dublin.
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