Sunday, 25 May 2014

The worth of illegitmate children

Blog report on Tuam
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“Cherish all the children equally” is a defining Irish shibboleth, enshrined in Ireland’s Proclamation of Independence. It is one of our highest aspirations and, like most of the things we Irish hold dearest, it is build on a solid foundation of utter hypocrisy. Cherish all the children? By all available evidence, we Irish don’t even like children. I’ve written about this before and I’m sure I will again. Ireland really is no country for small children. The Irish Mail on Sunday reports that up to eight hundred children may be buried in an unmarked mass grave in Tuam, Co Galway, on the former grounds of an institution known locally as “The Home”. (Local knowledge says that there is no “may” about this.) Run by the Bon Secours nuns, “The Home”, which had previously been a workhouse, operated between 1926 and 1961 and over the years housed thousands of unmarried mothers and their “illegitimate” children.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Msida Bastion Cemetery - Various


Fra Giorgio Nibbia (1555-1619)

Taz-Zuntier or 'Chapel of Bones'
I've often mentioned that Christianity can ( and does ) appear as a cult of the dead and as a cult of bones as relics of humanity. Instead of letting the dead sink into the Earth from which they came the Church manipulates bones in death as it manipulated the living. The Chapel of Bones attributed to Fra Giorgio Nibbia (1555-1619) is one example although largely destroyed by enemy action over Malta and the actions of a secularist Government in the 1970's. The Chapel evidenced and demonstrated the dead of the nearby hospital.

Picture of the Chapel : Click here
Wikipedia                  : Click here