Saturday, 12 February 2011

The Irish are a very fair people

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‎"The Irish are a very fair people, sir. They never speak well of one another." Dr. Johnson might be talking about Romanians but his joke, very true of the Irish by the way, contains a compliment. Romanians like the Irish are theologians who understand original sin and know people are bad. They are also metaphysicians who know that time and space do not exist and so are sometimes very late for meetings but when they come to condemning sin they are very accurate indeed. Though it is true that they lack the infinite sorrow in condemning sin which is said to be the mark of a perfect Christian. On the contrary, they have a relish for it.

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