Hypocrites and fanatics

On Monday’s Liveline there was a very angry reaction to the publication of a harmless religious joke book by Des McHale.

He was torn to shreds by most of the callers who obviously consider themselves to be of a high moral standing and were very angry at this great ‘insult’ to their beliefs.

So strongly did they feel that one caller even claimed that McHale should suffer the same fate that extreme Islamists demand when people draw harmless cartoons.

Curiously, none of these fanatics phoned in today when the hypocrite Fr. Cleary was the subject matter.

Apparently, a harmless joke book deserves eternal hellfire while Cleary’s denial of his children was mostly justified, by admittedly more reasonable callers, with the usual cop out argument of – ‘Sure don’t we all make mistakes’.