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    Quote Originally Posted by fat finger View Post
    An obvious objection to the sign is that 'Irish Catholic' stands at odds with Catholicism as the universal faith in which St Paul tells us "There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ". The decision, however, was correct, and affirms the building's history, the city's history and the continuing determination of committed public servants to resist the tide of secularisation and use every means to remind passers by every day of our shared faith and ideals. A good decision was made here.
    Resisting the "tide of secularisation" forms no part of the job description of our public servants and they should be sacked if they were to engage in any such thing.
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    That is a nice old sign and I'm glad they were not allowed to tear it down. It's just the usual Catholic bashers complaining.

    If the sign said anything else, they would be calling for it to be preserved.

    The word 'Catholic' triggers these people in a way that's hard to understand for someone that isn't anti-Catholic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by former wesleyan View Post
    " People have little to worry them."

    My grandmother circa 1957.
    And right she was, but and in fairness to them if one of your main concerns in life is to be anti catholic you would find this no end of upsetting, although I'm personally not convinced as yet that was an active consideration in the decision to retain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RasherHash View Post
    They want to replace one ugly sign with another.

    Paddywagon is a particularly unfortunate and negative title for a tour group.

    Both names belong in the past.
    Paddywagon is indeed somewhat backward and childish, but if it brings in the Yankee dollar......
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    Sign o' the times......
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    Paddywagon is indeed a cringeworthy and offensive name. Way more offensive than 'The Irish Catholic'.

    Who came up with that grinning leprechaun on the green buses? Maybe that should be torn down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fat finger View Post
    An obvious objection to the sign is that 'Irish Catholic' stands at odds with Catholicism as the universal faith in which St Paul tells us "There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ".
    I always loved that line. So misguided. "There's no blue side of Rome or Red side of Rome. We're all one under Totti. There, everyone's happy now right?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by flavirostris View Post
    Paddywagon is indeed a cringeworthy and offensive name. Way more offensive than 'The Irish Catholic'.

    Who came up with that grinning leprechaun on the green buses? Maybe that should be torn down.
    The 'professional Irish' in the tourist trade have a pretty shrewd idea of what they are doing.
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    The Irish Catholic......


    Turns a blind eye to child abuse.


    Thinks children led innocent Priests astray.

    Is there a competition to finish the statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad as Fish View Post
    The 'professional Irish' in the tourist trade have a pretty shrewd idea of what they are doing.
    Jaysus.. they must be some class of slieveen. Those buses are basically mobile hate crimes.
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