Sunday, May 24, 2015

In Ireland there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

Times like these make me proud to be a Murphy although I am Irish only by infusion.

Yesterday, the people of Ireland voted overwhelmingly to legalize same sex marriage. Ireland has become the first country in the world to make that historic and remarkable decision.

Who would ever think religiously Catholic Ireland  turning liberal enough to emerge at the forefront of social change in the world?

(The Universe sure has a delicious sense of humor.)

Could the Irish vote be a sign of increasing tolerance and acceptance for  differences in sexual preferences among people of the world? 

(Hope is not only a virtue but a necessity.)

Imagine a world where there is no prejudice,  bigotry,  racism. Half of  the problems we have now can be solved. Instead of spending the bulk of the budget on guns, planes and other tools of war, governments will have more resources to improve infrastructure, education and health. The greater the harmony among people, the more economic opportunities  improved lives.

But it is not just the money. Think  of a world vibrating at a higher level where acceptance, respect and kindness prevail.

In Ireland, there is indeed a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  That pot of gold is called love.

May that rainbow cover the earth.


Posted with Aloha


  1. If I remember right, this same sex thingy is shun by God in the Bible. There must be a reason. Certain social norms have been overturned because of man's stubbornness, right?

  2. All I know is that Jesus preached love. He lived love. He died because of love. He said that there are two greatest commandments: 1) Love God; and 2) Love each other.

    When you deprive your brother or your sister of rights equal to the rest, that could not be love. Hell no!

    I don't quite understand what you meant by "man's stubbornness" but I assure you that stubbornness is irrelevant to the historic decision made by the Irish people A force greater than you and me and the rest of us was at work in Ireland. The people of Ireland obviously thought that their brothers/sisters should not suffer because they do not have the same sexual preference that you and I may have. Now that is love.

    Isn't it wonderful to see love trumping prejudice, bigotry, "social norms"?

    Listen, if you're really interested in where I'm coming from regarding same-sex marriage, try clicking on this link:

    Thank you much for stopping by. I love comments! Aloha!

    1. BTW, 2nd paragraph should read "when you deprive your brother or your sister of rights equal to THOSE OF the rest.

  3. Mind blowing decision from Ireland no less. A predominantly Catholic country that has been rethinking it's values and mindsets in light of the many recent disclosure of their churches sins.