Feb 24, 2018 • 19M

TDL103 The New Religion & The Righteous Menace

 
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The New Religion & The Righteous Menace Read it here: https://larrygmaguire.com/new-religion/ There’s a new religion taking hold. In fact, there are many of them, lurking in the minds of righteous and well-meaning people. In my country, Ireland, the unobstructed march of the righteous, initially well-meaning in their pursuits, ultimately brought about the exact opposite to that which they preached. The Catholic church and their unconscious disciples held high the moral benchmark for society. So high, in fact, none of us could reach it. The Church ruled the state. Attention to religious doctrine dictated and drove policy with regard to everything from schooling to healthcare and beyond. No corner of surface level Irish society could escape their insidious influence. Things have certainly changed for the better but a hangover remains. Many adults who were on the receiving end of the church’s moral guidance still suffer. These days in the vacuum it seems there exists a new religi --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sunday-letters/message