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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday True Religious Horror Story

In the report below, the responsible religious people who ran the home for pregnant unwed girls and women are the same religious people who condemn birth control, calling it a mortal sin, and who condemn abortion for any reason and at any time because it is the murder of children.

Remember that as you read this story.

Decades-old mass grave of children of unwed mothers confirmed in Ireland

Catherine Corless, a local historian [from the small town of Tuam in western Ireland’s County Galway], became convinced in 2014 that the infants and small children — perhaps 700 to 800 of them — died in the home and were buried without markers in mass graves beneath the property, perhaps in an underground structure such as a septic tank.

“This is very sad and disturbing news,” Katherine Zappone, Ireland’s minister for children and youth affairs, said in a statement. “It was not unexpected, as there were claims about human remains on the site over the last number of years.” But previously the claims amounted to mere rumors, Zappone said. “Now we have confirmation that the remains are there, and that they date back to the time of the Mother and Baby Home,” she said.


Corless’s original theory and now its confirmation “provide a glimpse into a particularly dark time for unmarried pregnant women in Ireland, where societal and religious mores stigmatized them,” McCoy wrote in 2014 for The Post. Without means to support themselves, women by the hundreds wound up at the Home, Corless told The Post in 2014. “Families would be afraid of neighbors finding out, because to get pregnant out of marriage was the worst thing on Earth. It was the worst crime a woman could commit, even though a lot of the time it had been because of a rape.”

(S.K.  The difference between this and the honor killings practiced by certain Muslim sects appears to be this: When a female in certain Muslim families is raped, the girl or woman is killed for the family's honor. In this story, many babies end up dead and thrown into a mass grave in a septic tank because the girl or woman was raped.) 


Corless’s research found that infant mortality at the home in Tuam was particularly high. Records for that home show that babies died at the rate of two per week from malnutrition and neglect, and from diseases such as measles and gastroenteritis, Corless told the Post in 2014.


The commission is already investigating how unmarried mothers and their babies were treated between 1922 and 1998 at 18 religious institutions used by the state. “This could have gone either way,” Corless told the Irish Mirror. “It could have been covered up as it was in the 1970s when this investigation should have taken place,” she said. “The county council knew at the time that there were remains there, the guards knew it, the religious [orders] knew it and it was just all nicely covered in and forgotten about. “When I started this research,” she told the Mirror, “I was asked, ‘What are you doing? It’s a long time ago. 

If there’s bodies there just leave them.’”

Don't forget this happened in a very Catholic country, because birth control and abortion offends their god, and they "respect" human life:

Abortion refusal death: Hindu woman told Ireland 'is a Catholic country'Savita Halappanavar's husband asked hospital staff why Irish abortion law was being imposed on a Hindu couple, inquest told


Rational Nation USA said...

The Hindu women who died because she was denied the abortion that would have saved her life... Truly Evil is the mentality that places religious faith above the right of a young pregnant women to live out her life.

A young beautiful woman was essentially condemned to an early death and her young husband to a life without his beloved wife. because of ignorance driven by a religious faith that also allowed the horrible death of hundreds of innocent babies and young children.

Truly evil.

Every bit as evil as honor killings that occur in Muslim countries. Again evil driven by ignorant religious beliefs.

I could say more but it is best I don't.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg:

“With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil - that takes religion.”

Bob Conner said...

religion is nothing more than a frontal lobotomy performed on the ignorant by themselves.

Ahab said...

Add this horror to the long list of morally reprehensible acts for which the Catholic Church will never atone. For all their talk of respecting human life, their real goal has always been subjugating and punishing the vulnerable.

As more of the church's crimes come to light, I'm even more relieved that I left that religion as a teenager and officially defected years ago. I want nothing to do with such a twisted global institution.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Bob, what else can explain how these devout religious people could have neglected babies and toddlers to the point of death, and then buried them like offal?

Ahab, I was raised in the Catholic religion, and as a teen I used to say that the clergy were inordinately concerned with sexual matters. Little did I know! The religion that claimed (not through scripture, but by a papal decree) that birth control is a mortal sin because it is "unnatural," had no problem with forcing clergy to be celibate. The two greatest natural urges in human beings is to eat and to have sex (one ensures we'll keep ourselves alive; the other that while we're alive, we'll keep the human race going). The church forces the clergy to be "unnatural," by being celibate. IMO, celibacy should be voluntary for those who seek it, not forced.

Ducky's here said...

According to the Guardian a child's playground has been built over part of the mass grave.
Is this worse than the Magdalene Laundries?

It seems to me that the great failure of the Abrahamic religions has been the effort to control human sexuality rather than concentrating on the Sermon on the Mount and the acts of mercy.

The Irish strain of Catholicism has always dragged a harsh Calvinism with it.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Ducky, It's as horrific as the Magdalene Laundries.