Saturday 10 December 2016

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.

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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?

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