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    Default Miscegenation - the fun and beneficial way to solve our problems

    If current trends of inter-marriage continue (1 in 10 - Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association) , in time we will become one community. At which point, most of the our problems will no longer be relevant. But, of course, it make take 100 years or so.

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    NB - the use of the word "miscegenation" is meant to be a small joke aimed at anybody who is feeling uneasy about mixed marriages. Please note that my own marriage crosses the religious divide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidCaldwell View Post
    NB - the use of the word "miscegenation" is meant to be a small joke aimed at anybody who is feeling uneasy about mixed marriages. Please note that my own marriage crosses the religious divide.
    If there was no religion, there wouldn't be any divide.
    Even with the usual caveats attached to opinion polls, a 65% to 17% majority for Northern Ireland remaining in the UK suggests little room for doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCloud View Post
    If there was no religion, there wouldn't be any divide.
    Doubt it, people are naturally divided until they interact with one another. Unity is not a natural state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCloud View Post
    If there was no religion, there wouldn't be any divide.
    Ah but are you a catholic atheist or a protestant atheist???

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidCaldwell View Post
    If current trends of inter-marriage continue (1 in 10 - Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association) , in time we will become one community. At which point, most of the our problems will no longer be relevant. But, of course, it make take 100 years or so.

    Any thoughts?
    You'd need to demonstrate how marriage can be said to be fun, in this or any other universe.
    Put a thief among honest men and they will eventually relieve him of his watch. Flann O'Brien

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    In a recent survey 6% of OO members said they would favour 'mixed' marriage as this is 1% higher than either general community (10% divided by two sides is 5%) it actually proves that OO members are less sectarian than the rest of the community.

    All you non-members bow your heads in shame...
    Nec Aspera Terrent..Is Tuaisceart-Éireannach mé. Má tá meas agat ar mo chultúr, beidh meas agam ar do chultúr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by between the bridges View Post
    In a recent survey 6% of OO members said they would favour 'mixed' marriage as this is 1% higher than either general community (10% divided by two sides is 5%) it actually proves that OO members are less sectarian than the rest of the community.

    All you non-members bow your heads in shame...
    Yeah but not in a Catholic Church. Otherwise you would be expelled from the OO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by between the bridges View Post
    In a recent survey 6% of OO members said they would favour 'mixed' marriage as this is 1% higher than either general community (10% divided by two sides is 5%) it actually proves that OO members are less sectarian than the rest of the community.

    All you non-members bow your heads in shame...
    You nearly get away with it - but 10% (i.e. 10/100) of a population made up of two equal parts works out at 5/50 for each part, which is 10% again, not 5%.

    So you cannot claim that the OO is less sectarian.

    Do you do the one with the three cups and the coin hidden under one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidCaldwell View Post
    NB - the use of the word "miscegenation" is meant to be a small joke aimed at anybody who is feeling uneasy about mixed marriages. Please note that my own marriage crosses the religious divide.
    Where is your evidence that mixed marriage would reduce the sectarian tensions? Have you never heard of people having rows with the in-laws or, at least, not having a very high opinon of the in-laws.

    Have you ever tried refereeing a gaelic football match between two teams from the same parish in which cousins are playing against each other? And a camogie match with the same family scenario is far, far worse. Teenage girls are the most vicious creatures on this planet.

    Many of the best known terrorists in Northern Ireland have been products of mixed marriages. Lenny Murphy and Michael Stone come immediately to mind. Gusty Spense's nephew was in prison as the same time as Gusty - for IRA activities. Tommy Herron the UDA leader had close relations who were Catholics. Did David Tweed's sister marry a Catholic?

    No sir, having sex with heretics does not offer a solution to Ulster's problems.
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