Time to build a republic of reason
Published 09/01/2012 | 05:00
In response to Mr O'Neill's letter 'In search of a moral compass', I feel compelled to question the need for the role of churches to be increased in Irish politics.
In the fight against greed and cronyism, which, he rightly mentions, grips the country, are the churches, especially with the Irish experience, really our best hope to combat this?
I feel that the theory that churches' involvement in politics might be beneficial has already been tested with less-than-stellar results: must we revert to the stranglehold of the Catholic Church, the church of the majority of the population, that was so damaging?