Sunday 21 January 2018

Rear View: Let us pray that they all shut up

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy
Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy
Kim Bielenberg

Kim Bielenberg

It was only a matter of time before someone would get up in the Dáil and call for the scrapping of the prayer at the start of each day. And so we had the Anti-Austerity­Alliance TD Paul Murphy calling for it to go on the grounds that is 'anachronistic'.

Perhaps in this more secular age, TDs could quote lines from distinguished thinkers like Leon Trotsky: "The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end."

Or there could be other alternatives.

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