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Sinn Fein church gate collection


the secretary

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This morning I was faced with passing two members of Sinn Fein when collecting their party's national church gate collection on the way into mass.
Both were well known to me.
I resented giving them some of my change due to the stance on abortion that their party has taken. Against my will I did give them some money.
But, before I parted with my cash I told them that they had some nerve to come to the gate collecting and cited that it was because of their position on abortion . Both just laughed. One of the collectors is an atheist and openly makes little of those who go to mass at the weekends.
Another man was following me in and told them he agreed fully with what I had just said.
Did anyone else meet SF members this morning and think the same thing?
Was I right to make my feelings on them be known?
 

carlovian

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Just leave the party Peadar.

It's the easiest way.
 

harshreality

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Pardon me for asking but why did you donate? Has it become compulsory to contribute to church gate collections all of a sudden?

In answer to your final point, yes you were right, and well entitled to make your thoughts known but you undid it all by contributing!
 

Rural

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Didn't see anyone, but then I don't go to church and haven't left the house all day (cheaper).:)
 

Catalpast

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This morning I was faced with passing two members of Sinn Fein when collecting their party's national church gate collection on the way into mass.
Both were well known to me.
I resented giving them some of my change due to the stance on abortion that their party has taken. Against my will I did give them some money.
But, before I parted with my cash I told them that they had some nerve to come to the gate collecting and cited that it was because of their position on abortion . Both just laughed. One of the collectors is an atheist and openly makes little of those who go to mass at the weekends.
Another man was following me in and told them he agreed fully with what I had just said.
Did anyone else meet SF members this morning and think the same thing?
Was I right to make my feelings on them be known?
Against my will I did give them some money.

Unless they held you up at gunpoint

- then it wasn't against your will then was it?:roll:

If this was outside a Catholic Church then yes its completely hypocritical of SF to do it

- but hey what's new?:D
 

theObserver@hotmail.com

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This morning I was faced with passing two members of Sinn Fein when collecting their party's national church gate collection on the way into mass.
Both were well known to me.
I resented giving them some of my change due to the stance on abortion that their party has taken. Against my will I did give them some money.
But, before I parted with my cash I told them that they had some nerve to come to the gate collecting and cited that it was because of their position on abortion . Both just laughed. One of the collectors is an atheist and openly makes little of those who go to mass at the weekends.
Another man was following me in and told them he agreed fully with what I had just said.
Did anyone else meet SF members this morning and think the same thing?
Was I right to make my feelings on them be known?
 

flavirostris

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When is the FF chuch gate collection. I have a brown manilla envelope I want to toss into their collection bucket.
 

Plebian

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The mind boggles, the OP is I think an FFer and felt he had to contribute to put up a show of not being a miserable or confrontational character or something. WTF?

It's also worth noting that a lot of woman who are in life changing debt because of FFs stoking of the property bubble will have abortions directly as a result of the financial situation that FF has put them in. Heal thyself first physician, me thinks.
 
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sic transit

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Ah one of these.

I am annoyed because ________ party was outside my church collecting, Who else wants to rant about this?
 

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sic transit

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cricket

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This morning I was faced with passing two members of Sinn Fein when collecting their party's national church gate collection on the way into mass.
Both were well known to me.
I resented giving them some of my change due to the stance on abortion that their party has taken. Against my will I did give them some money.
But, before I parted with my cash I told them that they had some nerve to come to the gate collecting and cited that it was because of their position on abortion . Both just laughed. One of the collectors is an atheist and openly makes little of those who go to mass at the weekends.
Another man was following me in and told them he agreed fully with what I had just said.
Did anyone else meet SF members this morning and think the same thing?
Was I right to make my feelings on them be known?
SF are like so many others recently, finding it very hard to get money from the banks.
 

Sync

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This morning I was faced with passing two members of Sinn Fein when collecting their party's national church gate collection on the way into mass.
Both were well known to me.
I resented giving them some of my change due to the stance on abortion that their party has taken. Against my will I did give them some money.
But, before I parted with my cash I told them that they had some nerve to come to the gate collecting and cited that it was because of their position on abortion . Both just laughed. One of the collectors is an atheist and openly makes little of those who go to mass at the weekends.
Another man was following me in and told them he agreed fully with what I had just said.
Did anyone else meet SF members this morning and think the same thing?
Was I right to make my feelings on them be known?
You're right to make your feelings known. You're also right to turn all of your financial affairs over to your significant other/mammy as you're quite clearly incapable of managing them yourself.

I fully expect your next OP to be "someone offered me some magic beans for my life savings. Against my better judgement I carried out the swap. Afterwards I told them I disagreed with magic beans. Was I right to tell him this?"
 

Warrior of Destiny

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A friend of mine in SF asked me to buy party raffle tickets for an event last year. I told him to f**k off. Was I right to tell him this?
 

Fr.Ted Crilly

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A friend of mine in SF asked me to buy party raffle tickets for an event last year. I told him to f**k off. Was I right to tell him this?
You could just have said no.
Nice way to treat your friends.
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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This fellow asked hundreds of thousands of people to give up to 20 % of their money to these other fellows who had fu(ked up in their business.......they all said yes more or less. And whats more in 2016 or sooner they're going to put a similar chap back in position to do the same.
 
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