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Thread: I Think I'll Have a Few Scoops Tomorrow. Oh Wait, other People's beliefs are Stopping me from Doing so!

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    Default I Think I'll Have a Few Scoops Tomorrow. Oh Wait, other People's beliefs are Stopping me from Doing so!

    Well, tomorrow is a day which practicing Catholics call Good Friday.

    Some ancient dogma stats that good Catholics will not drink alcohol on this day. Fair enough, that's their choice but why should the state enforce this dogma upon the rest of us?

    It's not as if we can stock up and have it tomorrow...

    But no, the state decides that it will enforce a particular belief on the rest of us because of some rule in a religion.

    So is it acceptable that pubs remain closed or has time come to let the people decide what they want to do?

    Article 44 is another article which is very much of its time. “The State acknowledges that the homage of public worship is due to almighty God. It shall hold his Name in reverence, and shall respect and honour religion.” The article goes on to guarantee freedom to practice religion, prohibit the State from endowing any particular religion

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    To be honest, we have a massive drinking problem in this country.

    The last thing we need is further deregulation of boozing.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    I think I'll have a few scoops at 3 am, oh wait the laws of the country are stopping me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    To be honest, we have a massive drinking problem in this country.

    The last thing we need is further deregulation of boozing.
    Make it more expensive, clamp down on off licence's selling to teens and promote alcohol awareness but prohibition never works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willoughby View Post
    I think I'll have a few scoops at 3 am, oh wait the laws of the country are stopping me.
    That's not based on religion though is it. That's just good sense civil law.
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    If any red blooded Irishman cant get his hand around a pint tomorrow there can only be one excuse. He does not have a hand.

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    We're also living in a state whereby some public servants are not allowed to protest in a dignified manner against their political masters.

    The no alcohol on Good Friday is so outdated and moronic such that nothing more needs to be stated......imagine tourists arriving in this country tomorrow having to stay in their hotels for a drink.

    This country is an immature democracy. . .a banana Republic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Make it more expensive, clamp down on off licence's selling to teens and promote alcohol awareness but prohibition never works.
    Ah c'mon. Sure wasn't it a great success in the US?

    They just didn't persist with it long enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Well, tomorrow is a day which practicing Catholics call Good Friday.

    Some ancient dogma stats that good Catholics will not drink alcohol on this day. Fair enough, that's their choice but why should the state enforce this dogma upon the rest of us?

    It's not as if we can stock up and have it tomorrow...

    But no, the state decides that it will enforce a particular belief on the rest of us because of some rule in a religion.

    So is it acceptable that pubs remain closed or has time come to let the people decide what they want to do?

    Article 44 is another article which is very much of its time. “The State acknowledges that the homage of public worship is due to almighty God. It shall hold his Name in reverence, and shall respect and honour religion.” The article goes on to guarantee freedom to practice religion, prohibit the State from endowing any particular religion

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    why through in that old one, Muslims might be offended. I don't know what the CofI feels about this, because lets face it they don't stand for much, but I do know my Calvinist neighbors are not too keen on the drink.

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    It would make for an interesting referendum.

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