In the Catholic Church at the age of about 12 kids get confirmed. Do you know any 12 year olds that can confirm their favourite bar of chocolate let alone there beliefs. For that matter can you think of any 20 year old that could confirm their beliefs. So why do kids go through this process. They do so because it is part of the school day. The school go through the hymns prayers and choreography of day but never address the most important aspect of the day the conformation of belief. Kids are never made question and analysis their beliefs. Why? Because they are 12 year olds and don’t have the ability too. But the meaning of conformation is that you have fully questioned your beliefs and are saying that your belief is in the Catholic Church is without questioned.
Despite the fact that the likes of Wolfe Tone and Bono are protestant nationalism and Irishness is always aligned to the catholic church. When people talk about the North the terms catholic and nationalist are intertwined. Throughout Irish history protestants were seen as the oppressors of the Irish Catholics. Some people have thrown scorn on the Ulster Unionist proposals to try to attract catholic voters. Yet 25% of catholic voters are reportedly pro union.
So why do people say they are catholic when their beliefs are closer to
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Now are these cartoons deemed to be “corruption in the earth” and is this the reason of the attacks or are the cartoons seen as an attack on their identity? Or like in Ireland is religion and identity intertwined beyond faith?
While Christian Irish take no offence at Cartoons of jesus. Would we take no offence at this cartoon from the 19th century punch magazine.