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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-25-09 09:08 PM
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81. I am an Irish citizen.
Your simplification desperately tries to obfuscate religion as a demarcarcation in the conflict. Why?

It's there. It's real. I'm not sure why you want to suddenly eradicate centuries of religious difference on the issues. I'm an atheist. I could give a shit about transubstantion. But that doesn't meant it hasn't been hugely critical for many people, for many centuries.

I had an Irish grandmother (Catholic) and an English grandfather (Protestant). You are whistling Dixie if you don't think the issue matters. It's huge. They eloped and left for the US rather than face their families. They were both disowned. They fought about it internally their entire married lives. Why the desire to suddenly diminish an entire theological branch that's literally sundered history?
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