Good Friday = Boring Friday

I got an email from a promoter during the week calling today”the Great Thirst”. He said in the email:

This is the week of the great thirst when 2 oppressive regimes, the Church and State, come together and deprive us of our birth right, the very thing that defines us as a people! I am of course talking about the demon drink, the drop of the queer stuff, the very thing that gifts us with the gift of the gab, the aphrodisiac of a country on its knees, the shmoozle goozle, the few pints! Wednesday night is your last chance to even get a late drink, come 11.30p.m on Thursday night neither love nor money will get you a drop-een anywhere!

Joe also takes issue with this fact and makes a good point:

If any christians here took it seriously, there would be no need to forbid the sale of alcohol as they would just refrain for the day

It is a bit of a joke that the sale of alcohol is banned. I was in Tesco’s in Wilton last night and the place was jammed with people but alcohol! It was crazy! (Yes, I was buying alcohol too, but Im not Christian, let alone Catholic!)

This time last year I was living in Germany. On Good Friday I went to a steak house, where I had steak and a beer! I miss Germany!

I’m still going to be drunk tonight as I have a Birthday Party to attend! wooooo!

Update: todays Irish Times Poll is on this subject, do vote!

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Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

6 thoughts on “Good Friday = Boring Friday”

  1. I whinged about this very thing last year, in another instance of really-need-to-take-a-breath-before-posting type blogging, and I don’t even drink!

    I found your comment quite curious though, “Im not Christian, let alone Catholic!” – can I ask what you are? I find it curious that you don’t volunteer how you self-identify – I find self-labelling quite interesting, so excuse the nosiness!

  2. I had a look at those posts – I found them quite fascinating (as a good blog should be!), but I don’t understand the process of auditioning religions then settling on one. I certainly couldn’t ever see myself seeing through the falsities of one religion, then throwing myself into another.

    Of course, that’s probably because I’m an awkward prick and don’t like being told what to do – once you free your mind of backwards superstitions, I don’t see how subscribing to new ones isn’t a complete regression.

    1. I’m glad you found them fascinating sully! 😀

      Its not a case of auditioning religions to be fair, but more a journey of discovery to see what religion actually fits in what you believe in. Christianity does not fit me at all. Mainly because I believe in more things that Christianity can explain and I don’t believe in many thingd christians believe in.

      My beliefs are based on my experiences, not my superstitions, I hope! The beauty of being a pagan is that paganism is so diverse is that you are not tied down to one particular belief, for example there are ecclesiastical pagans who do belive in Christ as well as the various other things.

      To me, my religion fits my beliefs, as I assume yours fit you. Atheism is a from of a belief system!

      (PS I am under the afluence of inlcohol writing this so I hope it makes sense!)

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