Friday, June 24, 2005

Football Unites Northern Ireland

Competition builds Unity? From Everything Ulster:
I'm not defending the rule. It's completely anachronistic. The IFA should ditch it at the next available opportunity - but it's not anti-Catholic. I suppose I could nearly see an argument that it's anti-Jewish, or anti-Atheist, since neither of these religions believe Sunday is a sacred day. However as Catholics also celebrate the Sabbath and their religion lays down the same laws as the Protestant one, I can only conclude this rule is a sign of Christian fundamentalism, not Protestant fundamentalism. Any self-respecting 'good Catholic' wouldn't work on a Sunday anyway.