A return to paganism
A chara, – I’ve a few crows to pluck with Patsy McGarry over his article on whether Ireland has “become pagan”, as recently bemoaned by some Catholic priests and bishops (Home News, June 29th).
Patsy McGarry mentions various Christian sects, humanists and atheists (the latter two being godless but not pagan). The statistics he quotes mentions all sorts of nonreligious groups but there are no mention of those claiming membership of pagan religions or belief systems.
I’d like to clarify that pagan does not, to pagans, mean “non-religious” nor does it mean “materialistic” – bishops in palaces, please take note.
As for the accompanying graphic – why not show a picture of Irish sun worshippers on the Hill of Tara rather than a scene from Stonehenge?
We haven’t gone away, you know! – Is mise,
ÉILIS Ní FHARRACHAIR,