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What if you come from... oh I don't know... a family who fled a Muslim country and is Islam. Do you have to learn about something that is blatantly not your religion in every school?

We had a lad from Pakistan in our class and from what I can remember he used to just do his own thing, could draw or do some homework or something.

You have to think as well that Ireland is not really diverse, the cities are but your average town isn't. White people make up 95% of the population.

Catholics (as they self-identify on the census, the likelihood is that the number is far higher because the Church put a ban on you removing yourself from the Registry. I will forever remain a Catholic in the eyes of the Church despite the fact I don't actually consider myself a Catholic) make up 78.8%, no religion 10.1%, Other/Non Stated (that's your Scientologists, Church of the Latter Day Saints, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jedis etc.) are 4.8%, Church of Ireland 2.6% and the rest are slightly over 1% (Islam 1.3%, Eastern Orthodox 1.3%) or practically 0% (Hinduism 0.3%, Presbyterian 0.5%).

We now have Educate Together schools, which are multi-denominational but there are not that many of them and some of them aren't the best schools to go to, compared to the traditional Catholic ones.

91% of children in Ireland attend a Catholic primary school.

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Speaking of my Catholic education (and I'm sorry to Jesus for mentioning both him and 'sex education' in the same post, I still get racked by Catholic guilt anytime I do anything semi naughty). Here is a clip from the GENUINE sex ed video that we watched in school in 2010- absolutely ridiculous. It wouldn't surprise me if they're still showing it.

What the heck did I just watch?  It's so weird hearing that old lady talk about it.  This looks like something that someone made as a joke.

My friend and I split the €30 cost to buy the complete DVD for it. It's worth every single penny, absolutely hilarious but terrifying that it was seriously shown to impressionable children.

I remember my teacher scolding me for laughing during it, it's so absolutely ridiculous and there are much better videos that were actually produced in the 21st that explain things properly and not in a laughable way like she does.

There is a version for boys that we are also very keen to get soon. That woman was still alive as of 2013 and was not impressed that teenage girls were using contraceptives to prevent pregnancy.

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78.8% is massive! I see what you mean about Ireland not really being terribly diverse...

It's good that there are options for those people who are of a different religion but even still... wow. I love how the Church of Ireland makes up only 2.6% in its eponymous country!

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78.8% is massive! I see what you mean about Ireland not really being terribly diverse...

It's good that there are options for those people who are of a different religion but even still... wow. I love how the Church of Ireland makes up only 2.6% in its eponymous country!

COI would be far more popular in Northern Ireland, as it's "Protestant" (all the Catholics in Norn Iron hate me right now).

Looking at their most recent census in 2011, Catholics are 40.8%, Presbyterians 19.1%, COI 13.7%, other Christian 5.8% Methodist 3%= that's 82.3% Christian.

10.1% have no religion, 6.8% didn't state their religion, and here's the icing on the cake EVERY SINGLE OTHER RELIGION THAT IS NOT CHRISTIAN is...

...

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0.8% .

You'll love this even more, Holey.

98.28% are white. 1.06% Asian/Asian British and 0.2% Black/Black British.

Never change, Norn Iron, never change. Tbf I don't know why you'd want to live there.

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What would happen if Ireland absorbed the North? What would your thoughts be on that?

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If Ireland were to eat Northern Ireland, I would like to at least do the decent thing and ring beforehand and tell them they were going to get eaten so they'd be able to leave quickly enough before they get devoured. Anyone who marches in Orange Marches would not receive that phone call, anyone else with a decent spirit would get that call.

For a more serious answer on ASJ's opinion on 'Northern Ireland: Friend or Foe and the Battle for An Independent Ireland'. I will have to do it tomorrow because it'll take me a while to write down all of my (what are controversial among people my age) thoughts.

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My worda-hard-days-night-ringo-14a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

78.8% is massive! I see what you mean about Ireland not really being terribly diverse...

It's good that there are options for those people who are of a different religion but even still... wow. I love how the Church of Ireland makes up only 2.6% in its eponymous country!

COI would be far more popular in Northern Ireland, as it's "Protestant" (all the Catholics in Norn Iron hate me right now).

Looking at their most recent census in 2011, Catholics are 40.8%, Presbyterians 19.1%, COI 13.7%, other Christian 5.8% Methodist 3%= that's 82.3% Christian.

10.1% have no religion, 6.8% didn't state their religion, and here's the icing on the cake EVERY SINGLE OTHER RELIGION THAT IS NOT CHRISTIAN is...

...

...

0.8% .

You'll love this even more, Holey.

98.28% are white. 1.06% Asian/Asian British and 0.2% Black/Black British.

Never change, Norn Iron, never change. Tbf I don't know why you'd want to live there.

Uh

What

I guess living in a diverse part of a diverse city of a diverse country sort of makes me more surprised than I should, I didn't realise places that devoid of diversity still exist!

0.8%...

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Can you imagine the inbreeding? Those people have been there for centuries probably living in the small towns.

As I've said before my family has lived in the same area (both maternal and paternal lines) as I do, to as far back as I can trace in the late 1700's.

I'm probably my own cousin twice.

If I were any more inbred, I'd be a sandwich.

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I did a thing:

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I did a thing:

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I think I get it but I don't have the background knowledge - anyone able to shed light on it for me please?

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I got a way to combat inbreeding, take every human and swap all of their locations with each other randomly

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I think I get it but I don't have the background knowledge - anyone able to shed light on it for me please?

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Please, please, please put an Orangeman in Knock. I would love to see one of the biggest subculture of absolute pr---- that a religion/cultural identity could produce being put in one of Catholic Ireland's jewels. He would probably explode.

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Turns out if you stare at a still object for long enough, you think it moves.

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Please, please, please put an Orangeman in Knock.

Uh-uh, young lady! No you don't. Need to be more precise. I'm sure not any Orangeman would do you! You may get the wrong one!

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He is the Orangeman. At least he'd be able to make his way to his golf course handy enough. Get taxpayers to pay him to stay at his own club.

These Orangemen would not be one too bit impressive with even stepping "down south".

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Unless that is to get healthcare because you'd die before you'd reach the top of Northern Ireland's waiting lists.

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@Ron Nasty said

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Please, please, please put an Orangeman in Knock.

Uh-uh, young lady! No you don't. Need to be more precise. I'm sure not any Orangeman would do you! You may get the wrong one!

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No, no, Ron. ASJ said "the Orangeman". You're talking about Mr. Orange Man Bad (first name Orange, middle name Man, surname Bad) – quite a different fellow altogether. john-lennon-salute_gifa-hard-days-night-george-10

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Jumping in late, but wanted to say something about Easter, @CakeMaestor

This is how it went when I was a kid. We would dye hard-boiled eggs on Saturday afternoon.

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When we woke up, we would run to see the Easter basket the Easter Bunny left for us.

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Of course, you would have a chocolate bunny in the basket, along with other candy and small toys.

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The Easter Bunny would hide the eggs either outside (if the weather was good) or inside if it was stormy outside. Then we would hunt until we found all the eggs.

Then we would get dressed in our new Easter clothes (always a new dress for Easter even when money was very, very tight) and go to church.

After church, we would eat a nice Easter dinner, then take turns hiding and looking for the eggs again.

I never knew about the plastic eggs with candy inside until I was an adult.

I don't recall the church giving us any candy for Easter. That job was left for the Easter Bunny to do.

Ahhh Mom gives us Easter sacks with candy now. The bags are in the bedroom now. Ohhh Boy and I are saving them for Easter morning.

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Thanks for the perspectives given, it's been very interesting to see how Easter is like in American/European countries, as well as the varying activities held between both Christian and Non-Christians.

I guess I should say how Easter is generally like in Malaysia. As a Christian myself, it's probably to be expected that I attend the Easter service as well, though sometimes I have to convince my pap and mam to wake up early to head for the service (since the afternoon services are always packed). After the service itself, I generally head to the library to read a couple of books, before leaving the place itself. Usually people would head to different rooms to socialize but I prefer to read by myself.

Aside from that, nothing much else happens. At best, all the government ministers would give their blessings to all us Christians to enjoy the special day. At worst, some racially/religiously insensitive man on social media might say something to royally piss people off. Nothing much, on the whole. Religious tensions are actually not that big during religious events, contrary to popular belief (that liberty goes to polling season).

Side note: Unfortunately for myself, I don't get free candy, although I do get a free curry puff.

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This might also help, @CakeMaestor, though bad language and slightly offensive is to be expected...

...after all, it is Bill Hicks.

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