There is a problem in Ireland and no amount of blame shifting or pointing the finger will change that. The secularists and atheists can look at religion and in particular Catholicism as a short-term abjection through which to direct their ire a useful aberration in that it serves to offset introspection which would inevitably highlight the woeful inanity of a world without religion and the futility of atheism, but they are not looking for a solution, and certainly cant offer one.
Ireland?s Shame ? Who is to Blame?|MPAC.ieThe moral, social and economic decline that has engulfed Europe has come hand-in-hand with a move away from religion, if any blame must be apportioned then it falls squarely on the shoulders of those who have pushed for the removal of religion from the public sphere.
This isn't one of those ideas that is simply 'out there' it is gaining currency.