Saturday 18 August 2018

The terrible states of fear

As a young boy or girl it was instilled into us at a very early age that if you were a bad person you would end up in hell, and out of hell there was no redemption. It was for eternity. Stock image
As a young boy or girl it was instilled into us at a very early age that if you were a bad person you would end up in hell, and out of hell there was no redemption. It was for eternity. Stock image
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Sir - I read the article about Dr Randles and the letters in reply (Sunday Independent, July 16 and 23).

I, too, suffered corporal punishment at the hands of the Christian Brothers, but I am now mature enough to know that they were not entirely to blame. At that, time young boys were very much under the control of their mothers and we all know that to have a priest or brother in the family raised the status of that family in the community.

But I write about another feature of our society at that time. As well as corporal punishment we had to endure an even worse matter.

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