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Marty's Haiku - 3. To Iris

Condemn me to hell?
Judge not that you be not judged.
I pray for your soul.

The above was written in 2008 after Iris Robinson, Northern Irish DUP politician, and wife of the then First Minister, Peter Robinson, described homosexuality as an abomination, and said that homosexual acts were even worse than sexually abusing innocent children.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_Robinson#Comments_about_homosexuality

© 2008 Martin Cooke

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Nice, Marty. The context isn't needed for this to work, but it does help to know of it. How can some people be so ignorant? My guess is she has problems with all kinds of people who are different from her... how pathetic.... 

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Thanks, Gary. :)

She does have problems, and the link provided lists some of them.

The sad thing is that the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) that she represented, is the majority party in the Northern Ireland Assembly, effectively has a veto over the adoption of any attempts to introduce progressive legislation by the Assembly, and is basically a "Christian" fundamentalist organisation of the worst sort (And deliberately I put the word Christian in quotes, as I see nothing Christian in their rhetoric whatsoever).

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It boggles my mind how some people can still be so blind in this day and age.  :no:  

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Just now, Valkyrie said:

It boggles my mind how some people can still be so blind in this day and age.  :no:  

I think the events of yesterday on Capitol Hill demonstrated just how easily people can be blinded to the truth.

"There are none so blind as those who will not see."

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24 minutes ago, Marty said:

I think the events of yesterday on Capitol Hill demonstrated just how easily people can be blinded to the truth.

"There are none so blind as those who will not see."

Exactly.  

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Not just not see. But not see the REAL world.

Living in a world of denial is such a narrow existence. A pity so many people focus their lives on what they don't like about others, rather than what they do like about themselves.

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9 hours ago, Geron Kees said:

Living in a world of denial is such a narrow existence. 

Indeed.

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It's a pity some of those religious bigots seem to have forgotten the saying,' Let him(or her) who is without sin cast the first stone.'

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2 hours ago, Mawgrim said:

It's a pity some of those religious bigots seem to have forgotten the saying,' Let him(or her) who is without sin cast the first stone.'

Indeed. I had tried using that quote when I was writing the piece. Just couldn't fit it into the 5-7-5 haiku format.

And if you read the link I included in the endnote to this chapter, I think you will see that dear Iris is certainly not without sin herself.

Thanks for taking the time to comment, @Mawgrim. :thumbup:

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