We've lost our sense of decency
Published 24/06/2010 | 05:00
AS a Christian and a Catholic, I find it reprehensible that our Government should flirt with the Chinese and 'bless' this new economic venture ('Welcome to lovely Athlone, the bustling new Beijing-on-Shannon', Irish Independent, June 22) which smells of a clever PR exercise, considering the Chinese record of persecution and abuse of religious freedom.
Have you forgotten the reign of Mao Zedong, where priests, nuns and Christian faithful were incarcerated, tortured and murdered at the hands of mere children who were indoctrinated by this monster?
Have we lost all sense of decency in this God-forsaken country when we are prepared to let a Trojan Horse be wheeled into the midlands so that we can satisfy our greed and lust once more?