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Should RTE apologise to Ireland's Catholics for Rosenstock Eucharist Sketch?


potholedogger

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RTE have been asked to apologise by Irish Bishops following a sketch screened depicting communicants spitting in a bucket before receiving what the Bishops insist depicted the Eucharist sacrament?

At the heart of this issue is whether or not it is permissible to mock religion. There was a time in Ireland when the controversial sketch would have ended a career!

http://www.mariorosenstock.ie/rosenstock-says-church-just-being-po-faced-over-sketch/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rosenstock-says-church-just-being-po-faced-over-sketch
 
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Hewson

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Well done. You'll definitely get more than 100 pages out of this one.
 

NYCKY

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If the station is an equal opportunity offender and does the same to other religions, Jews, Hindus, Moslems etc then no need to apologize.

Whatever about other religions somehow, I can't see them mocking or denigrating Islam in a comedy sketch
 

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Ireland is not some Muslim fundamentalist hot spot. So no.
SWK
 

MacO'velli

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Does anyone really give a fup about what bishops think these days?
 

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If the station is an equal opportunity offender and does the same to other religions, Jews, Hindus, Moslems etc then no need to apologize.

Whatever about other religions somehow, I can't see them mocking or denigrating Islam in a comedy sketch
Good point.
 

Tin Foil Hat

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RTE have been asked to apologise by Irish Bishops following a sketch screened depicting communicants spitting in a bucket before receiving what the Bishops insist depicted the Eucharist sacrament?

At the heart of this issue is whether or not it is permissible to mock religion. There was a time in Ireland when the controversial sketch would have ended a career!
No. The days of the catholic church going around demanding apologies for any perceived slight are long over. They can go and fukk right off.
 

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If the station is an equal opportunity offender and does the same to other religions, Jews, Hindus, Moslems etc then no need to apologize.

Whatever about other religions somehow, I can't see them mocking or denigrating Islam in a comedy sketch
easy target, try the Immans and then their courage might be acknowledged.
 

FloatingVoterTralee

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In any case, it was clear from the context of the sketch that the target was overhype of the Katie Taylor phenomenon, rather than the Church per se.
 

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Not at all. And what good would an apology do anyway? Who would believe it? It would take balls to apologize, just as it would take balls to pick on a hard target such as radical Islam, and the only balls evident in RTE are when RTE are actually licking the balls of the government or the EU.
 

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Not at all. And what good would an apology do anyway? Who would believe it? It would take balls to apologize, just as it would take balls to pick on a hard target such as radical Islam, and the only balls evident in RTE are when RTE are actually licking the balls of the government or the EU.
Christianity has done far more damage to this country than Islam, and continues to have control over the education of our children so as to indoctrinate them with its wickedness. They must be mocked mercilessly - and eventually purged.
 
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RTE have been asked to apologise by Irish Bishops following a sketch screened depicting communicants spitting in a bucket before receiving what the Bishops insist depicted the Eucharist sacrament?

At the heart of this issue is whether or not it is permissible to mock religion. There was a time in Ireland when the controversial sketch would have ended a career!
Didn't see it....was it funny ?
 

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Christianity has done far more damage to this country than Islam, and continues to have control over their education so as to indoctrinate them with its wickedness. They must be mocked mercilessly - and eventually purged.
Christianity per se didn't do the damage. Natural Irish subservience did.
 

politico24

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Does anyone really give a fup about what bishops think these days?
You'd be surprised. I recently was in a house with two conservatives over the age of 50 and was astounded by their reaction to (very slightly) explicit content on the Brendan O'Connor show. One of the two even interrupted our conversation to say they sometimes 'see this show' and that 'it was better than Tubridy'.

However, the quite unexpected and sudden mention of sex, and subsequent few minute discussion of adult sexual behaviour with the guest, caused (immediate) deep embarrassment, awkward shuffling among the other two and periods of loud talking to drown out the explicit chat. About ten minutes later, after Brendan and guest had long since moved on to more mundane topics, the other two thought it was finally safe to comment on how bad that night's show was without me deducing what they really didn't like about its content.

Apparently the show that was being enjoyed for a good twenty minutes when it first started suddenly became a 'funny programme to be showing', and other words like 'peculiar' and 'strange' were being used to describe the show.

That night, I could sense Archbishop McQuaid's dark shadow.
 

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