Conversation with A.M. – Ex-Muslim and Blogger, Alliance of Former Muslims (Ireland)

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: As a law graduate from Pakistan, what was your experience there? A.M.: What I observed in Pakistan became the main reason for my conversion or the start of rebellion though it was a gradual and long process. Ultimately, it ended up in me becoming an ex-Muslim.

Interview with Kareem Muhssin – Alliance of Former Muslims (Ireland)

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is the state of irreligion in Ireland now? Kareem Muhssin: Well, the influence of the Catholic Church has waned rapidly in recent decades. Lifting the ban on contraception in 1980, legalising divorce in 1996 (despite Mother Teresa’s best efforts), legislating for same-sex marriage in 2015 – … Continue reading

Ireland Says No, Yes, And To Hell With The Church

Last week, the Republic of Ireland held a referendum in which voters stood up for tradition and overwhelmingly rejected an unprecedented change to an important and long-standing institution. The minimum age for candidates for the largely ceremonial Irish presidency will remain 35 years, rather than dropping to a mere 21. … Continue reading

There’s Never Been A Miracle Like The Airport Up In Knock

Considering that Ireland is a traditionally Catholic and traditionally very musical country, it’s surprising how little the Emerald Isle’s traditional Catholicism has impinged on its traditional music. Having a dollop of Irish ancestry myself, I’ve heard good old Irish songs about drinking, courting, stealing, fighting the English, fighting the neighbours, … Continue reading

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